While the caveat about being “our own worst enemy” is a common one, I believe we can instead be “our own biggest champion”.
Not in a bragging, grandiose way, but with a mindset that nothing will hold us back. You must understand that passion generates the heat to burn through the most difficult obstacles.
For the past eight or so months, we’ve spotlighted people who have broken barriers — some earth-shattering.
We’ve celebrated the indelible contributions of icons like Jackie Robinson, and people like Tim Tebow who stepped out of a comfort zone to attempt a deceptively difficult game; not to mention the poster person for women breaking into the NFL’s front office: Sam Rapoport, the new Director of Football Development.
With the introduction of women to the league, and coaches and players from other sports crossing over, and more people each day empowering themselves to go further than ever before, this month we want to applaud you.
Whether your successes are broadcast on a global stage or in your own heart, in sports or in your private reality – they are yours.
Often the barriers that need breaking are the ones we place in our own path. What’s in your way? How do you want to change your world? Fear not. What’s next?
If you need a little help or motivation to be your best self or in leading a team, consider enrolling in my leadership course.
“I wanna see you be brave.” Sara Bareilles