As few of you may not know, I was the captain of my highschool soccer team last year. And when I say we worked out, we worked out.
We would stretch, run, practice, then run somemore. Now as part of my being Captain Id constantly be trying to find ways to motivate my team. Id always pull the "You can do it" and "Just stop bitchin" and itd work for just that day. The one day, as we were stretching, we had some faggots talking and playing around so I told them we were gonna run 5 miles today, instead of 3. They all IMMEDIATELY started bitchin complaining, sighing. So this fat kid came up to me and was like "Jeramie, you know I have asthma I dont think I can run 5 miles" soo I was like yes you can. "We'll run 3, switch gears and finish the last two" He sighed and walked off in disbeliefe. Now ass we got to the 3rd mile I noticed the fat kid wasnt doing so well. He was like "JERAMIE, . . . I . . .Cant. . . Do . . this, I think im, about to die." Now me being an asshole I replied "Well die then". and continued on my sprint. . .
......Now I guess this made him mad and he finished the last 2 miles out of anguish. Afterwords. before practice let out, The team seemed mad at me. And after a staredown after stretches confirmed this I stood up and asked the team " Whats the problem guys"
... they then exclaimed that " In order to be a good Leader/Motivator i shouldnt say stuff like "Just Die then" " . . . . . . so this is when my Brave-Heart speech begins. . I said.
"Because you all might as well be dead. Seriously guys, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread into the rest of your life. It'll spread into your work, your morality, your intire being. There are no limits. There are trenches, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A true athlete/man must constantly exceed his own level"
And I cant tell you guys how much this effected my team. We then went on to win State after that speech.
. . so I guess the whole lesson of the story is. . .