The trip we are going on is to a special place. You can’t get there by car, plane or train.
There is only one way to make this trip and your heart must take you there.
I see you travel there every day. I see you in our meetings. I watch you practice and see you there. This place is REAL. You can get there in an instant. But to do so you must leave everything except your brothers sitting here in this room.
Family and friends you carry with you in heart always, but they cannot understand where you must go.
That’s because you are going to a special place between the lines into a world most people only dream of.
Between those lines is a world that demands an intensity of focus and concentration. A world where you must see the smallest details despite the violence and chaos exploding around you.
You must go into a world where words turn into action and your spirit prevails. You can get there in an instant. IT’S A SPECIAL PLACE CALLED ATTITUDE.
A state of mind where regardless of circumstance you do, as Bill Walsh said, “Keep moving, running, hitting, demonstrating your pride, dignity, and defiance.” A defiance to losing and a love for the team!