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 Oldsmar Christian School’s (Oldsmar, Fla.) Elijah Weaver, a star point guard who’s being pursued by college basketball’s most elite coaches.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “My family. I want to take care of them just because of the sacrifices they made for me to be in the position I’m in now. Like putting their trust into coaches to take care of me and for me to live with them and for me to leave home because I know that was super hard for my mom. I just want to take care of them.”
Here are the fruits of Elijah Weaver’s motivation.
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