“Why be good when great is available?” — Justin Forsett

Denver Bronco Justin Forsett grew up as a pastor’s son in a small town in Florida, where he dreamed of playing professional football. However, due to his small stature, many recruiters and coaches overlooked him throughout his career. In this episode, Justin shares his story, from the lessons he learned from his father growing up to the sacrifice his parents made to give him and his brothers a better life and more opportunities for success. He explains the role of self-reflection in developing your strengths, why vulnerability is essential to growth and how serving others can bring out the best in you and give you freedom. At the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired to face your challenges and be great.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Not a lot of people make it out to accomplish their dreams and goals.” — Justin Forsett

”[My dad] taught me early on what hard work looks like.” — Justin Forsett

“It’s a sacrifice that they made so that their kids could have a better future and do things that they were never able to do.” — Justin Forsett

“Being a pro is something I could attain if I had faith in it and put work into it. I was going to do whatever it took.” — Justin Forsett

“Sometimes it takes only one person to believe in you.” — Justin Forsett

“Excel in what you can control.” — Justin Forsett

“Without being vulnerable, you can’t grow.” — Justin Forsett

“My identity had become my work. How I felt and my emotions were dependent on how I was performing on the field.” — Justin Forsett

“I didn’t need my job for me to have significance. My significance didn’t depend on how well I perform at my job. My significance is about me and who God created me to be.” — Justin Forsett

“Football is what I do; it’s not who I am.” — Justin Forsett

“I learned that had to surrender. I had to let go.” — Justin Forsett

“Serving can do so much for other people, but it also helps you.” — Justin Forsett

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” — Lecrae

“Be you. Be great.” — Justin Forsett

“Enjoy the journey and process. If you embrace it, and if you excel at what you can control and build a great team and serve, the sky is the limit.” — Justin Forsett

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by Jon Gordon

 

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