Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Andre Agassi

This week I was watching a special on Andre Agassi, the tennis great. A few quotes made me think of our own journey to greatness.

"Andre was driven to find his way out of a labyrinth that he was born into. "

I dunno about you but this one plagues me. I'll get a lil personal here with you, growing up, I was a divorced kid living with a single mom, 2 brothers and an absentee father. Needless to say, it was a struggle. But after driving home with a friend a month ago, I realized these life situations make you hungry to succeed. You have nothing, so you have to fight and claw your way to the top.

"I'm not sure Andre would have reached the points and heights that he did without the disappointment and the pitfalls. Andre got every ounce of talent out of his body and brought all of it along for the ride."

I adore this quote for us- you have to have the lows and failures to reach the top.

Let's get every ounce of talent out of us, my friends.

Work hard, or as Andre puts it himself, "My sport was a vehicle for me to discover myself and to push myself."


jjsundevil said...

I luv u babygirl and UR obsesssed with tennis

Romina Garcia said...

LOVE this post.
Especially the very first quote

"Andre was driven to find his way out of a labyrinth that he was born into. "

I can relate to this.

Oh yes I can!!

Janiel Miller said...

Love the idea that we wouldn't reach our heights without our pitfalls. Most excellent, Russ. :) Good, insightful post.

densleyjazzfan said...

Agassi rules. Wimbledon party @ me and Brandis home U in?

FrankandMary said...

I like prowling the catacombs of quotes...some resonate, most not. Friction is necessary for growth.

shelly said...

Fabulous quotes. I know where I get my motivation from. It's from all the broken records my mother planted into my brain. It makes me fight hrder.

Hey, want to be a guest poster on my blog. Once a month, I want another blogger to post something to encourage new writers and the Indies. Up for it?