It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push through past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.
It’s getting your parents that new house, it’s retiring your grandmother, it’s, simply, never wanting to be picked last again.
Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.
Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes on all levels and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.
Today we caught up with Christ School’s (Arden, N.C.) Damon Harge Jr., one of the top floor generals in the 2018 class.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Remembering how much people used to sleep on me because of my size (5-foot-9). I was always smaller than most of the players I played against and they thought, because I was smaller, I wouldn’t be as good. That’s always motivated me. Even now I have to work that much harder than a player that’s 6-feet or taller, but that gives me an edge because it makes me want to go that much harder. I’m gonna show you why you shouldn’t have underestimated me.”
Here are the fruits of Damon Harge Jr.’s motivation.
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