Growing up, I had one goal.
To become a professional athlete
I didn’t care if it was basketball, baseball, or football. I just wanted to play…and if I didn’t make it, I was nothing more than a failure
My basketball career quickly came to end after tearing my ACL at the end of my freshman season at Southwestern University (I tore it again just a couple years later playing in a 3 on 3 tournament). Failure.
My football career quickly came to an end after tearing my ACL for a third time during my second season of Semi-Pro Football. Failure.
My baseball career quickly came to an end after not making the cut at an Arizona Diamondbacks tryout in 2008 (Pictured). Failure.
We have all lost someone, something, and at times even ourselves. We lose. We don’t make the team. We get hurt. We fail. That’s simply part of life. We gain and we lose. It would be amazing to go through life and not go face disappointments, loneliness, despair, or catastrophe.