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Motivational Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy #MotivationalMonday (12/3/18) #GoodTeammate As many of you saw, Alabama won another SEC title game Saturday, finishing the season a perfect 12-0. What is interesting to note is who led the team to a comeback victory. It wasn’t their starting quarterback, who had led them their first eleven games. Instead, it was the quarterback who had lost his position last year in the championship game, Jalen Hurts. Jalen was a two year starter, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, a National Champion, and now a bench player. Many people told him to quit or transfer, which is what so many do now when they lose playing time. Not Jalen; he Gritted it out, kept his mouth shut (never publicly commented on losing his position), became an even better teammate, and waited for his opportunity. His head coach, Nick Saban, who has been coaching for over forty years and has coached numerous national championship teams and All-Americans, said, “I have never been more proud of a player than I am of Jalen.” He then went on to say, “Jalen has always put the team first. He has worked hard all year to be ready for something like this and he proved it. He is a great example of fighting through adversity and I believe because of this experience, Jalen will be very successful in life.” When facing an adverse situation, too many of us want to complain, we want to take the selfish, easy way out. We isolate ourselves from our team because team is not what is important to us, our success is what is important. Jalen’s journey is a great reminder that “WE goes in front of me!” David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director #WinTheDay #GRIT #GrowthMindset #AaronStrongFoundation #ChangingLives #LoveTheProcess #BeatMondayBattles #MakeYourLifeCount #MyPlatform #KOTO #MondayMotivation #GotGrit #GritThroughIt #BuildSomeoneUp

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