Not sure where to put this entry, since it relates to a couple of my goals. But I read an article on Richard Seymour recently (he’s a professional football player) and it mentioned that people close to Seymour always saw him as really quiet and nice, so they didn’t understand how he could step on the field and become this ferocious, in-your-face, physical football player.
It’s funny, because then I realized that I’m the same way. I suppose I’m really quiet in everyday life, but when I do sports, I’m this energy-filled demon. And if I could be a professional athlete, I would be, except that I’m not physically gifted.
I guess part of being a great person, for me, is to find some way of reconciling the two halves of me, to somehow bring the unstoppable confidence and energy I have into everyday life, because most people never see that. Because it’s not like I’m not talkative, or not confident, or not emotional – it’s all there, just underneath the surface.