A pro-athlete’s life can be tough. There are hours of grueling practice.
There’s lots of pressure to achieve. And the constant fear of an injury.
We’ve all heard of athletes who were up and coming stars only to see their careers ended on a fall or collision during a game.
Blake Griffin is one such star that defied the odds.
Two years ago he fractured his knee cap and many people thought his career might be over in the NBA (National Basketball Association).
However he came into the 2010-2011 season and immediately made an impact on the league.
His exploits were covered daily with his array of dunks amazing broadcasters and opponents alike.
One player even went so far as to say that he didn’t remember him being able to jump that high before.
Anyone who has suffered a serious injury knows that it’s hard to recover from it.
We have doubts about our ability and tend to err on the side of caution, not wanting to suffer from another injury.
Watching Blake Griffin play you would never know he had an injury.
He goes all out each and every contest.
His speed is astonishing, his footwork angelic and his power explosive.
Whether you’re a basketball fan or not watching the video below will leave you in awe.
Blake Griffin will win the rookie of the year award but it is just the beginning for this young man.
In a few years time I wouldn’t be surprised to see him win a championship.
There will always be doubters out there.
People will tell you you’re not strong enough or smart enough, or that you’re too old or too young.
And while each person is entitled to their opinion we should understand that we are the only ones who can limit ourselves.
Our success and happiness is determined by one person – us.