Deon Sanders has stormed back into the sports headlines, fresh from a standout season coaching Jackson State. His latest move? Taking the reins of the football program at Colorado and quickly leading the team to a 3-0 start.
Beyond his tactical acumen on the football field, Coach Prime shines as a motivator. A circulating clip on social media captures him addressing an audience. An attendee poses a question—its specifics are unclear—but it revolves around the idea of maintaining momentum, especially when you're at the start or enjoying a good phase. Sanders’ response is gold: "Keep making plays. The spotlight isn't on you, no one is paying attention to you. Keep making plays."
Now, let's draw a parallel to running.
Just like in football or any sport, running isn't always about breaking records or being in peak form. There are days you might not feel your fastest or most energetic. Yet, the principle from Coach Prime's advice holds true: "Keep making plays." In a runner’s context, it translates to "Keep running those miles." It's not about the attention or the accolades; it's about commitment and consistency.
Showing up is half the battle. Each step, each mile, reinforces your dedication and takes you closer to your goals. Even on days when the pace feels off, or the trail seems long, remember Sanders' words. It's the continual effort, the repeated choice to push forward, that defines a true athlete.
In both football and running, the journey matters as much as the destination. So, take a leaf out of Coach Prime's playbook: Whether you're on the field or the track, just keep going. Your spotlight moment will come.