Month: October 2017

Taking Responsibility

During my senior year of high school, my basketball team lost two consecutive games in the final seconds. The worst part? When we reviewed the film, it was obvious that in both games I had missed an opportunity to make a defensive play that could have sealed the victory. I felt like I alone had …

When It’s Time to Perform

My high school track coach once said something that has really stuck with me. He was always a great guy – someone who I knew genuinely had my best interest in mind. And as someone whose primary passion was the football field (he was recently selected as the high school coach of the week), he …

This Too Shall Pass

A conversation I had with my parents just before my high school graduation has stuck with me. We reflected on my life until then – on all of the incredible things that had happened. We reminisced on all of the wonderful times I was leaving behind. After talking for awhile, my mom finally asked me …

Optimizing vs. Setting for Good Enough

Over the past few months, my approach to sleep has drastically changed. And through this process, I’ve learned something valuable. When I was going through high school and college, sleep was a non-negotiable for me. Since academic and athletic performance were my top priorities, I knew I had to treat my body right. While other …