"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."