Yesterday I was packing and I found clippings (stats and articles) of both my high school’s football team and many of Miami Heat’s games throughout 2004-2008.

I also found ribbons from when I ran track in high and middle school. I found my basketball jersey (the one I kept shhh), my track uniform, and many other awards and participation certificates of the many things I did in high school.

Then it dawned on me why they were packed in a box, stored in the back of my closet.

Awards and metals have a weird way in assisting you in forgetting that you still have work to do. It’s like chaining yourself to the past of who you where and what you’ve achieved.

It’s the quickest way to complacency.


Don’t live in the past or get caught up in what was and what used to be. The dates on the awards and metals are not going to change. It’s the same with past relationships and friendships. The memories of the good old days are not going to change.

Times changed, and you have to change with it.

I have to quote 50 Cent who said, “Damn homie in high school you was the man homie.”

It’s funny how the people who feel like they’re at the top of their game in one season, quickly descend in the next, never to make a comeback. :/

Reinvent your passion. Don’t be the person who USED to be great, athletic, or attractive. Your glory days does not have to be behind you. Let go of the person you were. That’s not you anymore.

Make a change!

“Your life is your trophy of achievement. You determine what that trophy say about you.”

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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

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