Inspiration: Why Not You?

Why Not You

Why Not You?

Football season is just around the corner and as the teams prepare I’m reminded of some words of inspiration I heard after last year’s Super Bowl. Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks had just finished dismantling Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8 when he recounted something his late father used to ask him, “Russ, why not you?”

His father had always made him believe he could accomplish anything and when he doubted himself or questioned his abilities his dad would ask, “Russ, why not you?”

Why not you?

Such a powerful question in three little words.

Why not you?

Wilson, at 5-11 certainly isn’t your prototypical quarterback. But, he never let anything stop him. He kept hearing those words: “Russ, why not you?”

When you’re faced with a situation where you feel less than prepared or perhaps even less than worthy and in need of inspiration, ask yourself, “Why not me?”

If you were to actually make a list, I can assure you the list of reasons in favor of you being the winner or the best or whatever you’re looking to achieve far outweigh the reasons why not. But, we let that little voice in our head tell us we’re not good enough or we don’t deserve it or only other people achieve greatness.

What if those other people listened to that little voice–and trust me, they have it, too. Everyone does. Some just don’t give it very much credence.

Stop listening to that voice. You can achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.

Why not you? Why can’t you achieve all you set your heart and mind to? Why can’t you reach new heights and provide a better life for yourself and your family?

How many times do you think Russell Wilson got knocked down–literally and figuratively? But, he always got back up. There are going to be bumps in the road, but use them as a ramp to launch you further rather than a curb to stop you.

Why not you? Why not start now?