Only you can decide to be who and what you are...


You have to challenge yourself if you want to be good or succeed at anything.  Professional athletes have trainers and business leaders have mentors, but at the end of the day it’s usually an individual thing. I marvel at tennis players… being out there and competing all by themselves… at that moment, the pressure to perform is all on them That’s like being a manager and interviewing someone for a job … it’s their decision that matters. Or when a supervisor has a difficult conversation with one of their employees… it’s up to them to handle it appropriately. Or when someone applies for a new position, they’re responsible for the impressions they make. These are the kinds of individual things that happen all the time – and to be good at them we have to prepare, seek good advice, practice, and develop the confidence to perform. We have to challenge ourselves to be the best and do our best – nobody can do that for us. So, no matter what mountain you seek to climb, dig deep and challenge yourself to do it the best you can. No one can be more passionate about it nor do it better than you. Challenge yourself to be the best you can be today.

 

Troy Polamalu (born 1981): Former American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers; he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020