Kevin, pictured with his family, when he received the “2015 Business Honoree” Award from The Sanneh Foundation.
The gratitude in Kevin comes from both hardship and a loving family. “I was nearly killed in a car accident when I was a teenager,” he explains. “I spent several months in a body cast, lying alone in my bed. No TV – it was mostly just me, the bedpan and my private thoughts.” From that experience, he developed a determination and mental toughness to embrace a powerful journey of faith, family, finance, fitness, friends, fun and future.
Just five years later, he earned a Division 1 basketball scholarship. “An angel literally sat on my shoulder as I entered my first college basketball game against Louisville and told me to make something special of my life,” he says with determination. So far, so good.
I wrote these words two years ago about Kevin, and they ring true to today:
Good leaders make a habit of staying positive and grateful in all life situations. And they use the hardships in their lives to fuel the goodness in their endeavors.
Please share with me: How do your hardships help you lead?