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A Great Season: It Starts With You

By Troy Vincent
NFL Player Engagement

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” ~ Wilma Rudolph

According to motivational speaker and cancer survivor Greg Anderson, all of us are born to be great. Think about that for a minute. We aren’t born to be average, mediocre or to stand in the shadows of others. We are here to be great; to accomplish great things; to bring greatness into the lives of others.

Anderson further asserts that each of us has a life mission. In fact, he believes that it is that same mission – as we move from one life experience to another – that serves as the gateway to our own personal greatness. I believe that is true.

At the beginning of every season, all kinds of predictions are made as to how teams and players will do. These in-depth expert forecasts are mostly based upon tangible factors such as rankings, past performances of key players, final rosters, draft choices, trades, schedules, injuries, coaching and staff changes, and of course, what happened last season.

Being poised and in position to have a great season isn’t a statistic or a prediction; it is a personal conviction, something that occurs inside of you before it happens on or off the field. No one can factor in or predict your potential for greatness.

You alone will determine if you have a great 2012-2013 season.

Whether this is your rookie season or you are a seasoned veteran, as a player in the NFL you are living the dream. Millions of young men can only imagine what it is like to be part of an NFL team.

You don’t need to imagine what it is like to be where you are; to be part of the team that you are on; and to be taught, trained, and guided by the best coaches and staff in the world.  

All you need to do at this moment is to imagine your season of greatness by living up to your potential and recognizing that it is already right there within you. You didn’t get to this place and time to be mediocre or average. There is absolutely nothing average about you.

You have the ability; you’ve done the work and it starts with you. You belong in the NFL. This is your time and your season. Make it a great one. God’s best!

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