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 Plano East (Plano, Texas) linebacker Anthony Hines III, a Texas A&M commit.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Just the motivation to prove everyone wrong that wants me to fail. I got a lot of attention from colleges from a really young age and that came with a lot of other stuff. I had people who didn’t want to see me make it and were hoping that I wouldn’t really turn out to be what people were predicting I’d be way back in the eighth grade. I definitely use that as motivation. That has helped me go harder and harder. I just want to be successful.”
Here are the fruits of Anthony Hines III’s motivation.
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