Motivational Monday…Who Says It’s Too Late?
A few weeks ago I listened to a story about a relatively young man who did not let go of his dream.
Matt Ganyard is a 34-year-old kicker for the University of Virginia. No, this is not a typo, Matt is 34 years old, married with two children.
Matt played soccer when he was younger but had never played football. When he tried out for the team as a kicker in 2009, he received a rejection email despite having kicked 9 for 9.
After graduating and a short internship on Capitol Hill, Matt joined the Marines where he served as a Cobra Attack Helicopter pilot.
Even overseas, Ganyard carried his football and tee with him and honed his kicking skill. His rejection email was the screensaver on his iPad.
Back home, married, with two children, he enrolled in UVA’s graduate school. He learned that he was still eligible to play for one year.
Guess who made the University of Virginia football team as a kicker!?
Is there something you want but are thinking it’s too late…you’re too old?
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.