What's Your Why?
Take A Deep Breath
"Take a deep breath has become a mantra for me that I can always come back to reground, reset, no matter where I am, what I'm doing, who I'm with."
- Taylor Dabbah, Chicago
"When you get in tough situations, let's respond with love. That can conquer all."
- Eric Devendorf, Syracuse
"In the journey of life, you've got to rise above those obstacles, those fears, that self-doubt that you may be going through."
- Kris Joseph, Montreal/Syracuse
But What If You Can?
"I've been able to step into that courage and that bravery and ask myself 'But what if you can?'"
- Jen Rose, Chicago
Less Than 5
"If it won't matter in 5 years, worry about it less than 5 minutes."
- Wesley Guy, Arkansas Pine Bluff
Timing Is Everything
"If you want to make it to that next level and progress, you need to spend time doing it... Time is everything."
- Eleasah Anderson, Western Michigan
"Keep the faith through the hard times, through all the pain, and all the struggles that we all go through."
- Markel Reed, Boise State
"Be kind to others... Be kind to yourself mentally and physically... And be kind to the planet."
- Vanessa Pearl, University of Florida
"Embrace... Take life on with positivity, an open mind and open heart.”
- Bailey Hartsough, Western Carolina
Faith Over Fear
"No matter the circumstances, putting your faith over your worries or your fear really helps you to live in the moment."
- Luke Toliver, Grand Valley State
"Consistency to me means being the best at everything I do every single day whether it's how I'm eating, how I'm sleeping, or how I'm performing."
- AJ King, Eastern Kentucky
Work or Be Outworked
"Once I hit that track meet and I'm on the line, I remember all the hard work that I put in..."
- Madison Langley-Walker, Oklahoma
Believe In Yourself
"When you set goals for yourself, you have to be your biggest fan. You have to believe in yourself."
- Anim Dankwah, Howard University
"With school, works sports, or simply achieving, it can be hard so you just have to have that mentality to keep going."
- Byron Terry, Kennesaw State University
Everybody has their reason why, the driving force to help them get it done. What's yours?
-Octavia Jett-Wilson, UNC-Charlotte