As everyone knows, Super Bowl 55 just happened this weekend, and I had a few thoughts on it I’d like to share. Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks in all of football but wasn’t even sure he was going to be drafted into the NFL. Brady once wrote “Twenty years ago, I was a sixth-round [NFL Draft] choice from the University of Michigan who wasn’t sure he was going to get drafted at all,” in a 2020 essay for The Players’ Tribune.
In fact, looking back at his career, he wasn’t the first choice in high school, college, or the NFL, and despite that, has achieved more than most will in a lifetime, through hard work and dedication. Calvin Coolidge once said Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence, talent will not, nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of uneducated derelicts.
I have seen many talented athletes not put in the work, and many untalented students work harder than anyone else and win. If you want something, all you must do is go out and get it. DO THE WORK, and it’s yours.