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 Pace Academy’s (Atlanta, Ga.) Wendell Carter Jr., who is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 100.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Wanting to give my parents the option of working or not. Like I’m not gonna tell them they can’t work or anything like that. But I don’t want them to have to work. I want to be able to take care of them and provide for them the way they’ve done for me. They’ve made a lot of sacrifices and I want to be able to pay that back.”
Here are the fruits of Wendell Carter Jr.’s motivation.
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