(Writer’s Note: Let’s file this article under the ‘passion‘ category. It’s not lacrosse-related at all, but it goes along the same way with the lacrosse-art that’s done.)
I was a ‘doodler’ in grade school. If a class didn’t capture my attention, my head was down in a notebook sketching, or ‘doodling’ away. I got busted by teachers and they had every right to be upset. Soon enough I was known to do this that my teachers kept tabs on me, making sure that I was alert in class. It was only fitting that during my 8th grade year in 1992, I was asked to illustrate the front cover of my school’s first yearbook. That cover was done during a class that I should’ve been paying attention to, of course.
24 years later, I’m still asked by my grade school to illustrate their magazine covers as a paid professional.
‘Passion energizes talent. Find something you like to do so much you’d gladly do it for nothing. If you do learn to do it well, someday people will be happy to pay you for it. Prioritize your life according to your passion with the aim to develop the talent you have, not the one you want. Remember that it’s better to live with the pain of risk, than the pain of regret.’