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 Valor Christian’s (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Dylan McCaffrey, a four-star quarterback who is committed to Michigan.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Me not wanting to waste the talents that God has given me. My dad played in the NFL, but I play football because I want to play football and because God has given me the ability to play. I think about not wasting the gift He’s given me all the time and that’s what keeps me going hard. That’s what motivates me.”
Here are the fruits of Dylan McCaffrey’s motivation.
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