Originally posted on The NACE Blog:
“It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Latino, Asian…it doesn’t matter if you’re 5’11”. It’s the heart that you bring.” Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback
Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Super Bowl winning Seahawks has had his detractors. The 5’11’ QB was a third-round-draft-pick whose 2013 salary was less than what his Super Bowl opponent, Peyton Manning, makes per game. He shouldn’t have won the Super Bowl. In fact, he shouldn’t have even played in the Super Bowl.
When asked how he accomplished such a feat, Wilson said that when he was young, his father would tap him on the shoulder and say, “Russ, why not you?” Those four words became his mantra and his message to the Seahawks team.
We’ve all had set backs, we all have detractors, and we all have bouts of self-doubt…
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