my biggest takeaway from playing sports…

my biggest take away from playing sports was learning humility ??

if you didn’t know, i used to play ice hockey at a very competitive level. most of my childhood and teen years were spent at hockey rinks, or traveling to and from hockey rinks, or traveling across the US and Canada for tournaments ?

I was good. I wasn’t great. I wasn’t naturally talented, but I was always the hardest worker in the room. There were times where I was starting line the entire season. Others where I started off first line but ended up third or fourth… i remember there were a few games that i didn’t even step foot on the ice.

hockey is what taught me that I’m not owed anything. i couldn’t ride the coattails of someone else’s success… or even my own. Every season, every game, every practice, every time i stepped on the ice, I needed to prove myself

that’s a large part of what has developed my character today. I know I’ve accomplished a lot but I refuse to buy into the hype. And every time I start to get a little big headed, something brings me back down to earth. More recently it was a cable tv deal: they needed 100 hours worth of content… but I only had 50. that brought me down to earth real quick ?

Once again, I don’t know how to end this lol… so I’ll summarize it with this quote I found:

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. -Rick Pitino

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