For an athlete, being drafted by the NFL is a dream realized. Money, fame, celebrity – and of course the assumption of a career. Like Hollywood experience, however, all that glitters is not gold. Although everyone has a different perspective and unique experience, it helps to know what’s on the path ahead.
In my case, it wasn’t about making millions of dollars, the diamond encrusted super watch or the personalize Maybach. It wasn’t that life changing experience. It was something more deeply personal – recognizing it as a challenge and a major goal. Yes, being in the NFL did help me chart the course of my life in an ultimately fulfilling role. But there were many, many learning curves on that road.