All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you aren’t good enough or strong enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no quite firmly and very quickly.
And you will tell them yes…”
I read it. And my immediate reaction was “cheesy.”
I read it again. I’ve heard this. Been there. No. No. No.
“You can’t get a full athletic scholarship. You started playing too late. You are too slow. Short on fundamentals.”
“Prep school kids are simply better prepared (you attended a public school).”
“You didn’t attend a leading undergraduate school. It will be difficult to get accepted into a top graduate school.”
“We’re not sure that your work experience and background are adequate to handle the rigors of our firm.”
Tell me I can’t get it done.
Make my day…