So often, the connection gets lost between (a) where someone successful is now, and (b) where they came from. We assume that the most successful people are born with amazing natural talent or were incredibly gifted in some other way. So when a reminder comes along that proves this is not at all the case, we believe it is so important for us to be inspired and remember that talent only gets you so far. Practicing intangible skills make anything possible, and can get you from where you are now to some of your greatest goals. Watch the video below to see an incredible example of this through Breanna Stewart, one of the greatest women's college basketball players of all time, who is squaring off tonight against Syracuse as UConn looks to bring home their fourth national championship- in a row. Good luck to Breanna and the Huskies!



Breanna struggled with basketball early on, but stuck with it and now as a senior for UConn, she has been a big part of the school's three previous championships, earning most outstanding player in the tournament and three-time national player of the year.

If a major network was going to do a feature like this on your life:

  • What would that story look like?
  • When would they see you find the courage to overcome big obstacles and doubts from everyone around you?
  • What would you be willing to struggle through and stick with in order to pursue your passion and achieve your greatest goals?

Never for one second think that you can't do something. As the video said yesterday, if you have a dream, you have to protect it! You want something, go get it. Period.

What did you think of this post? What will your story of perseverance and accomplishment look like? Let us know in the comments!

Want to read a post about how to frame the context for your story? Check out our Call To Action post about raising the bar.