I have been a part of sports nearly all my life. I have dedicated a significant portion of my adulthood covering sports. I like to think that I understand the mind of an athlete, because I have been one and because I have known so many so well.
Still, I found some pleasant surprises in the words of Rashard Mendenhall. The 26-year-old recently made the decision to retire from the NFL. Put aside any envy or jealousy, and misconceptions about a life as a professional player, and see what he has to say.
I think you'll be surprised by how his sentiments can apply to your own life.