Both on and off the field, Tim Tebow is lauded for his character and shameless expressions of faith. Examples like the time he cared for man having seizure on an airplane and countless others confirm this perception from the outside. But most recently, we find Tebow inspiring the country in a powerful interview about his decision to pursue a professional baseball career.
In a recent interview with Stephen A. Smith, Tebow was criticized for leaving his football career to try his hand at professional baseball. Instead of giving Smith the logical defense, Tebow spoke from his heart. His impassioned delivery left Smith and company inspired and it’s clear why. Check out the transcription and video below!
Dreams are based and propelled by passion.
“Well, it’s fine if they look at me and say that’s what I should be doing — but they’re not me — and when are dreams based on chances?Dreams are based on something that’s in your heart that are passions, that are something that you want to go try. Not on chances. I mean, I’m so grateful that I get to go pursue something even if it’s a long shot versus something that, yeah I might be able to go do and do pretty well, but if it’s not in my heart why am I going to do that?
You don’t have to play by the rules.
You know, I think that’s something that’s unfortunate in society is a lot of people just go do what they feel like they should do and live with the status quo and go live by all these rules and “Hey, this is going to be OK.” You know, just go accept your average nine-to-five, rather than striving for something because the ultimate goal isn’t to succeed or fail, the ultimate goal is to give it everything you have for something that’s on your heart and a dream and pursuing that. And if you get to live out your dream every single day, then the result doesn’t matter.
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— Chase Haney (@TheHaneyProject) October 26, 2016
Looking back, it will all be worth it.
I can look back 20, 30 years from now and be able to look at this time and say, ‘You know what, I gave everything I had to football. I gave everything I had to baseball and I was able to live out some dreams.’ And in my opinion, that’s pretty awesome.”
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