“You can’t fight for everything in life. But we all have a few things in our lives that are core to who we are, and that pull on us every single day. As much as you can endure, endure, because it’s always worth it and it’s bigger than you.”
Running back Tim Hightower had all the momentum in the world heading into his fourth season in the NFL—a critical year, when contracts are renewed (or, in most cases, aren’t). But a catastrophic ACL tear in a 2011 game, when Washington played Charlotte, took it all away in an instant.
Tim didn’t know it then, but it would be four years before he’d return to the field. That’s right—he made his way back to pro level after a break that was longer than most players’ total careers.
In this week’s episode, he takes us inside the pages of his revealing book, A Dream Worth Fighting For, to tell us all about how he did it—including the support he got from friends and family, the difficult decisions he made, and steps he took to overcome denial and anger and reframe success at each step along the way.
- Tim’s Instagram and Twitter
- His book, A Dream Worth Fighting For: Never Let Obstacles Stop You from Being Your Best Self
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