Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year and a half or so, then you have surely heard about the emergence of a 6’3″ (so he’s listed as), 185 pound NBA superstar in Stephen Curry. It seems like on an daily basis, we are blessed with scintillating highlights of poetry in motion (literally) from him, in the likes that we have never seen in NBA history. Never have we seen a player with the ball handling skills as him; and he’s already widely considered as the greatest shooter of all-time entering his seventh NBA season.
Because of his slight frame, he was widely overlooked by big name colleges. Being the son of an NBA veteran (who was a great shooter in his own right), Steph showed promise of living up to those expectations on the high school level. BUT HE WAS SO SMALL. So no calls from Duke, North Carolina or Wake Forest. Instead, he chose to attend another school in his home state of North Carolina…Davidson College. A school with no notoriety and no tradition of being an NCAA powerhouse. But that didn’t deter Steph. Immediately, he made an impact on the team, averaging 21.5 points per game in his Freshman campaign. This is where his confidence began to manifest. Despite the naysayers, Steph faced a challenge head-on and learned first hand that he could play on any level. Diving head first into what many saw as impossible, he slayed it.
Is this a real-life David vs. Goliath story? In some ways, it is. In life, you are going to be faced with obstacles that seem insurmountable. If you have a goal in mind, you can’t let these obstacles deter you. Achieving your goals is all about having confidence that you can achieve the task. So whether someone thinks that you are too small, or too fail; have the inner confidence of a giant. If you do, no one can stop you. Just ask Steph Curry.