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Why sometimes walking away is for the best

Have you ever been injured or hurt and we're so frustrated by the recovery process?😠 - Andrew Luck is flooding the headlines today because he is 29 years old and decided that instead of entering the prime years of his career he is retiring. He was one of the leagues best Quarterbacks that had faced numerous injuries and setbacks that stifled a Hall of Fame career. - Physical toll on Andrew Luck through 6 NFL seasons: ❌» Torn cartilage in 2 ribs ❌» partially torn abdomen ❌» a lacerated kidney that left him peeing blood ❌» at least 1 concussion ❌» a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder » and calf/ankle issue - When you endure an injury, there is an emotional and mental toll that inevitably follows. ⏩You grieve your inability to do what you used to be able to. ⏩You feel as though you're constantly facing an uphill climb. ⏩You feel isolated and like no one else understands what you're going through. ⏩Any setback feels as though you have to start from the beginning all over again. - "A bad day at the office ends with an injury; a good day merely ends with pain." Along with these injuries he had experienced, there's also a high percentage of continued physical issues including CTE issues which significantly inhibits cognitive abilities. In any other industry or career, we would tell the person to quit and put their health first. But not when it comes to sports. To perform at your best, you need support. - "It feels great when you have that support because a football season is like a marathon. There's moments where it is very challenging whether it's physically, emotionally, or mentally.... you need somebody to help you push through the hard parts because it's not all easy. It's a great challenge, but it is very rewarding when you meet the challenge, too." -Tom Brady - He had the best motivation to leave the sport he loved: his health. - If you would like support for any issues you are currently experiencing, please shoot me a message. I can provide tools which can assist you in maintaining mental and emotional health!

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