You Have the Formula

It's history, but it's a reminder that I know the formula.

I have the formula – (Junior year, age 19, UGA)

Years ago, I experienced success as an athlete.

It wasn’t easy.

I was not a natural athlete. I was small. I had an attitude problem. I didn’t listen. I did things my way. I was sassy and stubborn. I was passed over for teams. I was not seen as a threat. I was underestimated.

But I had goals.

I had dreams.

I had fire inside that no one could see.

I didn’t know it back then, but I was coming up with a formula for my success.

Creating an algorithm, a personal template for all future success.

I was writing big crazy number combinations on the chalkboard in my soul and “Good Will Hunting” myself right to the answer for every problem I would encounter from here on out.

I was creating my formula.


Guess what?

I’m still not a natural athlete. I’m still small. I still have an attitude problem. I still don’t listen. I still do things my way. I’m still sassy and stubborn. I’m still passed over for teams. I’m still not seen as a threat. I’m still underestimated.

But here’s the kicker.

I still have fire inside that no one can see.

I still have dreams.

I still have goals.

And…

I still have the formula.

I know what success looks and feels like for me and I know what it feels like to wait…

and wait…

and wait…

and wait…for it.


So maybe you are in the middle of that mad scribbling on the great chalkboard in your soul, and you are waiting.

You can’t see it yet but you are formulating your idea of success and defining what that means for you.

Maybe it’s not your time and you wait…

and wait…

and wait…

for something to materialize.

Don’t lose heart. You are creating your formula and when you have it,

you’ll have it forever.

Isn’t that something?

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Categories: Life Lessons Through Sports

1 reply

  1. Really good, as usual.

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