“In 1978, Michael Jordan was just another kid in the gym, along with 50 or so of his classmates, trying out for the Emsley A. Laney High School varsity basketball team. There were 15 roster spots. Jordan—then a 15-year-old sophomore who was only 5’10” and could not yet dunk a basketball—did not get one. His close friend, 6’7” sophomore Leroy Smith, did. The team was in need of his length. “It was embarrassing not making the team,” Jordan later said. He went home, locked himself in his room and cried.
Then he picked himself up and turned the cut into motivation. “Whenever I was working out and got tired and ﬁgured I ought to stop, I’d close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it,” Jordan would explain. “That usually got me going again.” ” – Newsweek Special Edition
I need that story so bad right now because there’s really nothing I can say out of my mouth right now that will make me feel better. I’m generally self-motivating. So it just feels like there’s no weight on the words I’ll be saying to myself. I spend at least 80% of a day motivating myself every other day.
Right now, like all the dreams and all the really cool things said on me just feels too….faded. I know by tomorrow or the day after or maybe next week I’ll regain my hope and faith, but right now I’m so bummed.
Gotta give it to my Heavenly Father though because He showed me in a dream before it happened. I wasn’t shocked, I was just so sad.
“For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed.” – Job 33:14, 15
Okay maybe not a day. Just a few hours because talking to other people who do the same things as you, and basically motivate you makes it better.
Yep just had a chat with Ari, and I guess it’s not the end of the world.
But I do know though like how much I love learning law. It becomes part of you the more you’re doing it. I guess that’s why when outcomes are disappointing, it just feels wrong.
Anyway I’ll use Michael Jordan’s story as precedent.
You got this Vanessa. ❤