I never feared the best athlete.

I feared the athlete who worked the hardest.

I feared the athlete who was fearless.

I feared the athlete who was a little bit wild and crazy.

I feared the athlete who was aggressive and intense.

I feared the athlete who was hard, scrappy, and in my face.

The best athletes may show up in the box score.

The ones I feared most showed up in my head.

They’re the ones who kept me up at night. They’re the ones I didn’t want to play against.

You can make up for not being the best athlete. You can make up for a lack of talent. You can make up for not being the biggest, tallest, strongest, and fastest.

You can make up for it with your attitude, heart, guts, and hustle.

Continue working on your physical skills. Also work on your mentality.

Have the eye of a tiger and the heart of a lion.