Monday, May 5, 2014

What Keeps You Striving For Greatness?

Time to take a pause from my usual Grizzlies/College Athletics posts and post about something that I've
been thinking about. Just some thoughts.. 

What keeps you going? That's a question that a lot of people should ask themselves on a daily basis. When life/your career gets hectic, who helps you push through? 

I know in my career I often overlook it and take it for granted. When I started my broadcast journey in college my parents supported me and helped me get through the stressful and tough times then and they still do today. Nobody can achieve success on their own. They need support. You need support, a pat on the back, a little push now and then and sometimes you need to hear some constructive criticism.

For me, my parents have always been the people to do that. I have a mother who has never missed listening to one of my broadcasts and a father who may care more about my career than I do. If it wasn't for them, I know I wouldn't be in my current position. They do the same for my sister and I know she appreciates it just as much.

It doesn't just end with my parents. I have friends/family that continue to support me and my career. When you have people behind you, the last thing you want to do is let them down. Therefore, you keep plugging away and working towards an end goal. After all, you always have certain people you want to make proud.

For me, that's to broadcast games at the highest level. I dream of the day I can call up my parents and tell them I got that 'dream job', knowing they plugged away with me.

Don't take those people for granted. Take some time to thank for them for being there for you. Because after all, those are the people that keep you striving for greatness.
    -Adam Young

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