IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-10-17)
“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”
High school athletes play sports for a variety of reasons. I would say very few participate to achieve fame and fortune. In fact, I would venture to say that you might feel uncomfortable if stardom came your way.
The World Series champion and National League MVP would be right there with you. This young, successful baseball phenom cares about his image and what he can do to make others feel comfortable around him.
Whether you are Kris Bryant the MVP or the local player at your high school, there is no greater trait than humility. Kris recently said in Sports Illustrated that he wants people in public to see his personality, that he’s a nice guy, and it’s good karma that comes back to you. Treat people with kindness and it all comes back to you.
When success comes your way it is OK to revel in the moment, but don’t forget the image that Kris Bryant portrays. Those around you will be glad you did!
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