Happy #MotivationalMonday (05/17/21)
Last night we had family movie night and the movie was, “We Are Marshall.” It is about the tragic story of the Marshall University football team and athletic staff members dying in a plane crash in 1970 on their way home from a game, and the process of starting the program back up.
As you can imagine, there were a lot of challenges rebuilding the program back to a competitive level, and many people did not want it to happen at all. The new team that was established after the accident was made mostly of freshman, who were competing against stronger and more experienced players. Coach Lengyel (played by McConaughey) gives this speech to the team as the season is wearing down the players both physically and mentally.
I love this message, perhaps because I was never the most gifted athlete on the field and I can relate. However, this message does not apply to sports only; it applies to all areas of life. Maybe your competition is more superior on paper; maybe they are smarter, stronger, or more experienced. Even if that is the case, it doesn’t mean they want it more than you. You know your heart. Stay the course and keep fighting!
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director