I just read Gary Smith’s amazing mini-biography of Andre Agassi in Sports Illustrated. The story of his rise to the top, his fall and rebirth is fascinating and humbling. Few people are able to change fundamentally who they are and yet Agassi went from being the man who stood for “Image is everything” to the one who stands for “Humanity is everything.”
I had always been impressed by the humility he had in press interviews in recent years – always praising his opponents and grateful to be where he is – the article gives a glimpse of why that is.
Be grateful, stay humble, be at peace with yourself and the world, stay hungry!