Monday Motivation: Take Today!

Monday Motivation: Take Today! Monday Motivation: Take Today!

The past doesn’t matter. Take today.

-Becky Sauerbrunn

Becky Sauerbrunn is a defender on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. She also plays in the National Women’s Soccer League for the Portland Thorns. In college, Becky Sauerbrunn played for the University of Virginia for four years, where she started every game that she was available for. Sauerbrunn played in her first USWNT game in 2008 at the age of 22. For the last 15 years, Sauerbrunn has been a crucial player and leader for the national team. 

One thing that all athletes know is that mistakes are going to happen. There is no such thing as a perfect athlete. Becky Sauerbrunn, Michael Jordan, and Serena Williams are some of the best athletes in the world, and they still make mistakes all the time. If you are in the middle of a game, match, or competition and you mess up, the worst thing you can do is get upset about it. The best athletes are able to take their mistakes and learn from them. The past cannot matter to you if you want to be successful in your sport. Even if you had the worst performance of your career the day before, this new competition is a fresh start. Do not allow yourself to give up when you don’t succeed right away. Learn from your mistakes from yesterday and take today!

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