Former Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow has lots of fans. He also has lots of haters.
But Tebow doesn't let the haters get in the way of following his passion. Tebow, who didn't really find the success he wanted in the NFL, has now turned to baseball.
Tebow's detractors say he will never make it as a professional athlete. But Tebow doesn't listen. He continues on.
Here's what he told Good Morning America:
“Honestly it’s kind of a dream come true being out here with the Mets organization, a bunch of awesome guys, getting the chance to play a game I love,” Tebow, 29, said on “Good Morning America.” “It was just so fun putting on a uniform yesterday, going to warmups, in the stretch line, getting back into the routine, being part of the team and competing -- it was a blast. I’m having a lot of fun.”
Tebow's passion for following his dreams is admirable. Whether or not he makes it as a professional baseball player, he knows he gave his dream his all. Wow, what a role model for the rest of us who cower from "going for it" because we're afraid what people might say or because we are afraid to fail!
On Good Morning America, Tebow acknowledged that critics are still skeptical of his football-turned-baseball player path, but he said he’s “focusing on the love and not the doubt” that lies ahead.
“Obviously you have people on both sides,” said Tebow. “You’ll have people that are out here supporting that are great, and then you’ll also have people that want to bring you down. For me, this is something that I’m doing for the love of it. The love of the game, the love of pursuing passions, the love of being able to live a dream every single day."
So, what if you were able to live your dream every single day? What if you were able to turn something you love doing into a job that pays? Would you be able to get past the haters and doubters?
If you want more fulfillment from your job, or have a passion you want to follow, here are 5 steps to move you forward:
- Start the discovery process (research)
- Talk to people who have successfully taken risks
- Don't make money your primary consideration (any job can pay off with creativity)
- Network to learn who can help you
- Make a plan
Personally, I'm rooting for Tebow. While the haters hate, he's happier than most of them.