Dear Student-Athletes,

This can still be your year! But the very first thing you need to do is put yourself on an even playing field. Far too many of your friends and family (even some individuals that you only barely encounter) have an unfair advantage over you. Are you prepared to get on another level?

I have an inclination; the drive in you has been operating in low gear for a long time. Has it seemed that the harder you work these days, and the more you do, the smaller the rewards and the less you become satisfied with the outcome? Running out of steam just when success is within your reach can be a real demotivator.  And feeling too exhausted to press forward is disheartening, to say the least, especially when you know you have it in you to achieve great things.

Shift your drive into high gear and become one of the better you! You have to always think and feel positive about what you’re doing. This is where you have to become more confident in yourself. Remember, in order for others to esteem you, you must begin with self affirmation daily. Esteem yourself and the rest will follow. And when you speak, think and feel positive you will be on a bigger playing field. Always keep pushing for a better you! #KeepPushing 


Cynthia F. Guillory