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 Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) cornerback Stanford Samuels III, a five-star recruit who is committed to Florida State.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “The fact that I want to make my last name legendary. I really think about that when I’m playing or training. I just want to make sure that whoever I pass the last name on to will be proud of what I’ve contributed to game of football and the world in general. I want to make my name live on forever.”
Here are the fruits of Stanford Samuels’ motivation.
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