True Colors

“True colors shine in the face of adversity”

You’ve heard those words plenty of times, especially on my blog. When problems arise, it’s never about the problem, it’s about how you react. Will you rise? Or will you fall? Will you complain with the rest? Or will you lead?

Let me make it easy for you. The weak fall. The weak complain. The weak give up. But the strong? They rise. They lead. They use adversity as fuel.

My father always told me to use nervous or doubtful energy as adrenaline. It’s a fine line between the two… and it’s a slippery slope once a decision is made. Meaning that if you chose adrenaline, there’s really no stopping you. It’s the same with the opposite.

This is why I’m proud to be a Baylor Bear.

In the midst of a conference crumbling and a school being scrutinized, the Bears rose to the challenge. The country was ready to turn their back on the Big XII Conference altogether, but the Bears kept it relevant.

Don’t believe me? Google it.

Some would argue that this is a streak of luck or a one-hit wonder. But that argument is irrelevant. Because when the pressure was at its peak… When uncertainty was all that anyone could see…

Baylor performed.

At Baylor, we’re leaders not complainers. We’re achievers not slackers. We don’t run from our problems, we take them head on.

Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, said it best… “No pressure, no diamonds.”

Many debate or even frown upon where this strength comes from, but you can’t deny performance. And I’m willing to bet that the Big Man upstairs originally wanted to make all of mankind’s blood green and gold.

I know mine is.


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