Below is a brief speech that Ray Lewis recently delivered to the Stanford basketball team during the NIT tournament (which Stanford went on to win). It is short and to the point.
In summary, don’t underestimate the significance of effort. As Ray would say, it’s between YOU and YOU. No one else can decide. It is up to you and only you know how much effort you truly put forth. It cannot be calculated by anyone else.
Don’t tell me how bad you want something. Prove it to yourself by giving everything you have. That’s effort.
“Effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis