Former NFL starting corner for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and New England Patriots Leigh Bodden, was called upon to position Northwestern High School's 2014 Graduating Class for ultimate success. With a young culture that's motivated by elite brand names, celebrities, and overnight success he chose (in my opinion) the most effective way to reach them...rapping! Leigh Bodden didn't recite a written speech that highlighted his accomplishments, instead he used his musical influence, melody, and rhymes. In the video below Leigh Bodden rap's his life story and gives the graduating seniors the jewels to success. His message specifically highlights how he used these secrets to WIN in the National Football League for nearly 10 years!
Now let's be realistic it takes an extremely high level of specific athletic skills and sports IQ to make it in any professional sport. But the message Leigh Bodden delivers should not only be applied to professional sports, its also applicable to WINNING in the game of life. Leigh didn't come from a sports genealogy and the odds were against him like most young black males in America. He was raised by a single hard working mother, raised in the inner city of D.C./PG County, and had to be the man of house. Under these extreme circumstances most young minds tend to follow the crowd, become a victim of their environment, or simply give up - NOT LEIGH BODDEN. Watch the video again and LISTEN to where he was mentally and spiritually. The story is nothing short of AMAZING!!!
"Believe in Yourself and let EVERYTHING be FUEL!"