Victor Olidipo is a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers. He suffered a knee injury on the basketball court that required both surgery and one year of rehabilitation. I, myself, have torn my Achilles tendons on different occasions. Both times, it required surgery, six months with a cast and crutches, six months in a walking cast and almost a year of rehab.
When you come back from injuries like these, it requires a resolve that you will do everything necessary to return to normal.
You do the hard work away from others, as though you’re in the shadows, in order to return to normal.
There are many instances where have taken that experience of being resolved to my professional life, as well. There are times when you realized that quitting is not an option. You have to do it.
Olidipo walked on the court recently and played with this team for the first time. On two occasions, I came back from Achilles surgery and did the hard work to start walking again.
There are lessons that you learn from adversity that allow you become a champion after it.
No quit! Do it!
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