You are more than enough

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liz_brent.jpgYesterday, I had the privilege of listening to Jeno James, previously with the Miami Dolphins; speak to a group of Girl Scouts who live in public housing communities in Montgomery.  His message was clear and poignant; never listen to the voices that say you can't do something.  


From age 4, Jeno was determined to become an NFL football player. He was told he wasn't from the right place and was repeatedly told that he would never make it.  But, Jeno told the girls, he didn't listen to those voices. He listened to the ones of encouragement, who shaped his confidence in his own gifts and talents.   Not only did Jeno James have a successful career at Auburn University, but he was an offensive tackle in the NFL for 9 years, playing for the Carolina Panthers (in the Super Bowl, no less) and the Miami Dolphins.   Jeno's message to the girls is that you are more than enough - to be what you want to be, accomplish the goals you set out for yourself, and follow your dreams. Something we all should remember.

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