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It’s a sad day here in Seattle as the Seahawks suffered a heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl 49. Still, there’s much to celebrate and the 12th man is incredibly proud of it’s team for what they’ve accomplished. As a born and raised Seattle area fan and a mother of 3, I couldn’t have chosen a better team to be role models for my kids, especially my 7 year old son who has an immense love of the game. If these athletes and this team including Coach Pete Carroll don’t motivate you, I don’t know who will:
Photo Credit: Russell Wilson’s Facebook Fan Page
Humble, determined, positive, generous, faithful — Russell Wilson is the epitome of class. This guy puts his trust in God, donates his time weekly at Children’s Hospital, always stays positive and supportive of his teammates and just exudes an overall winning attitude. I am so glad my kids have him to look up to! And have you seen him play?! His stats speak for themselves and this family doesn’t miss a chance to watch him play!
Russell (@DangeRussWilson) had this to say via Twitter this morning: “At 26 years old I won’t allow 1 play or 1 moment to define my career. I will keep evolving. #motivation”
Photo via Andy Lyons, Getty Images
Richard Sherman — My personal favorite Seahawk player. Yes, he speaks his mind but still manages to keep it classy and backs up his “trash talking” with facts and incredible stats. This photo shows Sherman congratulating Brandon Browner after the Seahawks crushing loss in the Super Bowl. This is an opponent who told his teammates to break Sherman’s arm last week. Speaking of Sherman’s arm — did you see him play through an injury in the Championship game to help win the game to get his team to the Super Bowl? This guy is amazing. And feared — did the Patriots ever even throw to Sherman’s side during the big game?
Richard Sherman is a great example that you can be whoever you want to be as long as you are determined and motivated. Raised in Compton where gangs are rampant, he chose to do well in school and athletics and went on to Stanford University where he excelled and graduated with an undergraduate degree in communications. Proof that your circumstances don’t make you, YOU make you!
Sherman has his own charity called the Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation. In 2013 Sherman started his charity to helped kids in low-income communities in providing them with school supplies and clothing. His foundation was formed to help kids across the country achieve academic success. (via Wikipedia)
Photo Credit: @SportsCenter
Marshawn Lynch — Teammates say he has a heart of gold. He stays true to himself by being who he is despite numerous fines by the NFL. If deterimation was defined visually, it would be a photo of Lynch in Beast Mode powering through opponents with the ball squeezing out every inch of field possible on every single play.
When asked if he was surprised he didn’t get the ball in a crucial play in the final minutes of the Super Bowl his response was “We play football. It’s a team sport.” We will never know exactly why that decision was made as it wasn’t the obvious move but I love his response and the way the team has handled their loss.
Pete Carroll — When I think of professional football coaches I think of a bunch of screaming jerks. Except when I think of Pete Carroll. His love for the game and his players shines without exception. His positive coaching methods clearly get results. The unity of his team is without a doubt a product of his influence. The Seahawks are family through and through and that includes the 12th man! We support and are behind our team 100%!
Even through losses and tough times it’s important to stay motivated. There are lots of people to look to for inspiration. I personally find many of them right here on our home team, the Seattle Seahawks.
Who motivates you?
Be sure to check out all of the past Motivation Monday posts for more inspiration!