When An Athlete’s Performance Becomes Their Identity

“What am I if I’m not winning?” is the nervous question of the person who thinks their identity is based on their performance. Regardless of how immensely successful and accomplished a player may be, they are not playing with full joy. However, there is a better way. 


Sports injuries are never expected. That’s why they are so troubling and disappointing. Although the immediate pain of an injury can be excruciating, it is the subsequent change in lifestyle that is most difficult. Anyone who has had to take a break from playing because of an injury knows that reality. On November 30, 2015, while…