Top 10 Series: Part 6 | Failure Leads to Success

6 – FAILURE LEADS TO SUCCESS Failure is literally what got you to where you are. You failed over and over and over. You know you’d never win a championship overnight. You had to put in the work. And trying new things to continually get better means you’re constantly failing. You might not have ever…

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Top 10 Series: Part 5 | The Ability to Adapt

5 | THE ABILITY TO ADAPT Let’s face it — things don’t always go the way you plan, and unfortunately, you’re living through that right now. But throughout your sports career, you’ve learned how to deal with loss, frustration, coaching changes, injuries, and unexpected situations year-in and year-out. Maybe you almost qualified for semi-finals but…

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Top 10 Series: Part 4 | Consistency is Key

4 | CONSISTENCY IS KEY You’ve heard it a million times, and by now, you know it’s more than true. Success doesn’t come from what you do every once in a while, it comes from what you do consistently. You won’t always see the results day-in and day-out, but you will over time and sometimes…

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Top 10 Series: Part 3 | Challenge Yourself

3 | CHALLENGE YOURSELF You’re not afraid of hard work. If you were, you wouldn’t be a college athlete. Sports are all about challenging yourself. Becoming a better version of yourself than the day or year before. You’ve done it most of your life. Your goal was always to win the game and ultimately win…

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Top 10 Series: Part 2 | Perspective is Everything

2 | PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING Henry Ford once said that “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” This quote applies to not only the way you look at and think about things but also the actions you take because of your thoughts and perspectives. It’s incredible how much your actions mimic your…

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Top 10 Series: Part 1 | Control What You Can

1 | CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN This is probably my favorite foundational lesson that came from my college coach. She always emphasized controlling what you can. Being an indoor and outdoor sport, we had our fair share of weather to battle, whether it was rain, sleet, wind, or high altitude — even hosting championships in…

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Top 10 Series: A Summary

Sports give us the best life lessons and these are my Top 10 with short summaries that will help you right now! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving deeper into these topics and how they have applied to you in the past and how they can serve you right now and as you…

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An Open Letter to NCAA Athletes: Top 10 Things I’ve Learned As An Athlete That Will Serve You + Help You Through This

To all the senior collegiate athletes who just had their lives upended — this one’s for you. Life is looking a little different these days, and while I can’t say that I’ve been in your exact situation, I’m utterly heartbroken for you. As a former NCAA Division 1 Track and Field athlete, I know the…

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Top 10 Lessons That I’ve Learned As An Athlete

Sports give us the best life lessons and these are my Top 10 that will help you right now! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving deeper into these topics and how they have applied to you in the past and how they can serve you right now and as you move forward. Which…

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