Hello Shelle Knows Readers!
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is looking forward to a Happy New Years. Earlier this year I created this sports blog to reach out to my sports lovers and share my thoughts views and opinions on what happens in the sports world. This year has been great as I have gotten incredible exposure for the year to come. I wanted to share a little inspiration with all of you for 2014.
This year might have been great for some and a struggle for others. Some of you might even feel stuck, feeling as if you are getting nowhere in life. All that you may have worked towards and hoped to get by now, may not have happened for you. Please do not be discouraged or disappointed in yourself. Just because we are transitioning into a new year does not mean your time is up!
Your hopes and dreams have no expiration date.
Look at Derrick Rose for example. He took off a whole year to make sure he recovered 100% from a knee injury he suffered in 2012 and sat out his 2012-2013 season. Many wondered when he would return and he continued to rehab until he felt he was ready. Once he did return for his 2013-2014 season everyone was anxious to see how he would play after waiting so long to return.
After a couple of weeks into the season he suffered another knee injury. Talk about feeling defeated and disappointing. After taking his time and working out to build up his strength to play this season he encountered the same injury that had him out last season. As bad as he would probably would want to give up and throw in the towel the passion of playing basketball is what keeps him coming back.
Same with Kobe Bryant. His main goal is to win one more championship in the NBA before he retires but his age and injuries are hindering himself from doing just that. Kobe suffered a torn Achilles at the end of the 2012- 2013 season, leaving him to try to rehab quickly in order play his 2013-2014 season. Kobe returned early December playing his first game against the Toronto Raptures. He knew that he could not sit a whole season out because he is not getting any younger and he is becoming more prone to injuries. While playing in his 7th game of the season, Kobe suffered a fracture knee injury and has to sit out for 6 weeks to heal.
Kobe did an interview after both injuries and you heard the frustration in his voice as to how you work so hard for something and there is always a road block in the way.
Well a road block does not mean to stop right there , it just means you may have to take a small detour to get to your destination.
Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just a few examples of how many people get knocked down but there love and passion for the game keeps them going.
Just because it is a new year does not mean you can not still go after them same goals you set. Continue to strive for what you want in life and if you are not sure of what that is, then keep trying different things until you find what works for you.
Be in charge of your own success! Turn that disappointment and frustration into MOTIVATION!
Thank You for a wonderful year and I will continue to write, inspire, entertain and take my blog to the next level!
HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Love, Shelle Knows