Friday, October 4, 2013

Donald Driver

Donald Driver is a Super Bowl champ, Dancing with the Stars winner, and an author of children’s books. His new memoir is Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field.

From Driver's Q & A with Josh Sorokach at The Barnes & Noble Book Blog:

Driven chronicles your amazing transformation from a young person stealing cars and selling drugs to a caring husband, loving father, and football icon. What advice would you give people growing up in tough situations who want to improve their circumstances and change their lives?

First, you have to realize nothing is impossible if you have the will and determination to make it happen. Anyone can say they are going to do something, but the people who are able to improve their circumstances are the ones who actually take steps to achieve their goals. Everyone has the power inside them to change their lives, we just have to make up our minds that we are actually going to do it and then follow through on that promise to ourselves.

Second, you have to educate yourself. Whether that is in school or in some sort of trade, your own education is something you can control and is critical to success in any field…even sports. There is no way I could have played fourteen years in the NFL if I didn’t work my butt off on the practice field perfecting my technique, or spend hours upon hours in the film room studying defenses.

In Driven, you reveal a story from your youth about narrowly escaping the police when an elderly stranger covered for you after you crashed your stolen car into her automobile. Do you ever think about how your life would have been different if she hadn’t given you that second chance?

All the time. Miss Johnson saw something...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue