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Sacrifice brings great reward

There are many individuals who have made countless sacrifices in my life to ensure that I had the opportunity to be successful.

As I reflect about those loved ones, I realized I could write an entire book regarding the skills and knowledge they equipped me with to achieve my goals in life. To be honest, I will never be able to repay them, and I will always be indebted to them for their sacrifices.

Sacrifice is powerful, and it is hard to sometimes fathom what loved ones have provided for my personal gain.
During my playing days at Michigan State, there were many times when I wanted to throw in the towel after a tough workout and experiencing adverse situations such as lack of playing time and academic pressure.

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When those moments arose, I thought about all of the sacrifices those individuals made for me, and that helped me push through daily. These experiences made me into the person I am today, and I would not change anything about my journey.

As you reflect on your own life, there will be outcomes that disappoint. Instead of seeking the easy way out, change your preparation habits and expect to do great things, because it all starts with your heart.
Here are four sacrifices that will help catapult your journey:

Sacrifice is essential if you would like to capture success in your athletic and academic pursuits.
Work hard. Be great.