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Do you have what it takes to be a professional athlete?

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

When it comes to sports, everyone wants to be recognized as a professional athlete in their field. Having fame and accomplishments does sound pretty good until you realize the journey it takes to reach the finish line can be very gruesome. Do you know the process of what takes to keep a car running? There are brand new cars with 0 miles and there are cars with 100,000 miles on them but can you guess the difference? EXPERIENCE!!

To become a professional athlete - many sacrifices must be made to pursue a dream that is still very unpromising. The beauty of sports is that you can either win or lose, but you only lose if you give up! There are a few tips that I will share with you to help jumpstart, propel, or shift your journey to success as an athlete.

RULE #1 - Ask yourself WHY you want to play the sport that you are interested in. Is this a hobby for you? Does this sport bring you some type of incentive in your life? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top even if it makes you extremely uncomfortable? Once you are fully able to answer this question then you will be able to start this journey. The great thing about this question is that there is no right or wrong answer but there is a right and wrong way to handle the process if you want to be successful.

RULE #2 - Ask yourself HOW will you make the most of this journey and the plan you have set in place to reach your goals. Do you know where to start? Do you have a support system to help you navigate through this process? Sometimes you may not have all of the answers and that is perfectly fine. What is most important is ensuring that you can find accurate resources and tools to start this journey.

RULE #3 - Ask yourself WHAT are your end goals, meaning what do you want when it's all said and done? Do you have a backup plan just in case your life takes a different route than you anticipated? Regardless of where you start, you are the author of your story and the finish line depends on your level of dedication and commitment to your WHY.

Harper's Haven Sports Consulting is an agency that helps athletes, families, and coaches connect the dot in their journeys to ensure growth and enhancement to success. Not only do we focus on performance-based outcomes but behind the scenes events that take place to ensure that each person is reaching their full potential. Harper's Haven is led by Linnae Harper, a professional basketball player who relates to the relatable and those who can't, to bridge the gap between sports education and opportunities.

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