I was the best player on my high school basketball team. As a freshman.
And it sucked.
It sucked so bad that I started playing bad to try to not stick out so much.
That didn’t work either.
See that’s the thing with sticking out. You either stick out and that’s hard. Or you play small and that is WAAYYY worse.
Does my story sound familiar? If you are an ambitious, motivated person, an athlete-minded badass who puts 110% into everything you do, chances are, you’ve had to make a similar choice: Stand out and risk being ostracized OR make yourself smaller to make others around you feel comfortable.
Making that choice sucks. You shouldn’t HAVE to make that choice.
Here’s the good news and the bad news (I'll start with the bad news)
The bad news is that we can’t always control who we are around, and we definitely can’t control other people. There will be people that inhibit your...