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 Summit’s (Fontana, Calif.) Stephen Carr, a five-star running back who is committed to USC.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “The fact that I want to retire my parents out. Man I can’t even tell you how much they’ve done for me from a support standpoint; I just want to be able to take care of them and pay them back. That’s what I think about. That’s what makes me go hard on that field. I’ve gotta get it done.”
Here are the fruits of Stephen Carr’s motivation.
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