“Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you’re not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you are, where you come from. Didn’t at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death that’s pretty salty stuff. That’s why courage it’s tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you’re doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, that’s the real reason for you either do something or you don’t. It’s who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that’s pretty good. I think that’s what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.”—Michael Oher
GO AHEAD, Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Get to know some one random. Be random. Say I love you. Sing out loud. Laugh at stupid jokes. Cry. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Tell a jerk what you think. Laugh until your stomach hurts. Live life. Regret nothing.
“What is more like love than the ocean? You can play in it, drown in it…it can be clear and bright enough to hurt your eyes, or covered in fog, hidden behind a curve of roads and then suddenly there in full glory. It’s waves come like breaths, in and out, body stretched to forever in it’s possibilities, and yet it’s heart lies deep, not fully knowable, inconceivably majestic.”—
In the battles we go through life, we ask for a chance that’s fair. A chance to equal all our strife, chance to do or dare. If we win, let it be by the code, faith and honor held high; if we lose, we’ll stand by the road and cheer as the winners go by. DAY BY DAY, WE GET BETTER AND BETTER, ‘TIL WE CAN’T BE BEAT, WON’T. BE. BEAT!”—Nebraska Cornhuskers Pregame Prayer.
I realize the word ” team ” has changed my life. No, it’s not just some four letter word in the dictionary, in the section where you find all the ” t ” words. It’s something that defines me, and constantly defines the person I want to be. A team is a guarantee, that at any other given point in time, there is upwards of ten people, at any given time, who still love you, who will still welcome you with open arms.
I think ASU had it right when they made the poster " Good friends have your back, great ones guard it. " I mean, they really have something. A team just doesn’t have your back. They watch it, they protect it. The words " I’m in your pocket " have come to mean more to me than even say, " I love you ".That’s a reassurance most people will never get the beauty to understand.
A team, to me, is something like a promise. But you don’t just make the promise to yourself. You make it to everyone else too. You touch each of those people lives’ every day. You help determine the game situation, practice settings, determination, passion, dedication. Your actions influence an entire group of others. My promise, my obligation, is first, and always, to the team. It’s why training’s a five day thing. It’s why eating healthy matters, it’s why alcohol consumption stopped. Yes, there are values that are placed on a personal level, but if I get better, my team becomes better, faster, stronger, goes harder. My dedication is first, and foremost, to the team.
I’m the kind of person who would rather spend every day of my life playing for the name on the front, and not the number or name on the back. I don’t need that. I represent a lot of things, but if I can’t carry myself with properness and dignity, then I give my team a bad name. No team deserves that. Sometimes, a picture is only as good as the sum of it’s parts.. So tell me. What picture do you want your team to paint?
Impossible is just a BIG word thrown around by small men who find it easier to accept the world they’ve been given, than explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact, it’s an opinion. Impossible is not a decleration, it’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.
“I’ve heard that it’s possible to grow up - I’ve just never met anyone who’s actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don’t go our way, we whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark, we look for comfort where we can find it, and we hope - against all logic, against all experience. Like children, we never give up hope…”—Meredith Grey
HEY YOU. yes, you. stop being unhappy with yourself. you are perfect. stop wishing you looked like someone else or people liked you as much as they like someone else. stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your quirks. love them. without those things, you wouldn’t be you, and why would you want to be anyone else? be confident with who you are. smile. it’ll draw people in. if anyone hates on you because you are happy with yourself then stick your middle finger in the air and say screw it. my happiness will not depend on other anymore. i’m happy because i love who i am. i love my flaws. i love my imperfections. they make me me. and ’ me ’ is pretty amazing.