Urey Track Team Talk

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Scott Drotar Urey Track Team
These young adults were an amazing audience.

This afternoon I was given the opportunity to present my Roll Models talk, “Hurdling Life’s Obstacles: Going from “I can’t” to “I can,”” to the Urey Middle School track team. This was a very special talk to me for a couple of reasons. First, I actually went to Urey Middle School many years ago, and it is always an honor to speak at your alma mater. Second, they asked my mom to introduce me and watch my talk, and since she had never seen me speak before this was really cool. My grandfather even got to see it as well. So for myself personally, this talk was a true privilege that I am really excited I got to enjoy.

I cannot say enough about how great this audience was. When you speak via webcam, especially to children and teenagers, you never know how well the audience will connect with your message. These young student athletes were a perfect audience though. They were attentive, they connected emotionally, and asked great questions. It was a really fun group to speak to, and I am confident that they enjoyed themselves too. With any luck they will think about my words today and apply them to their own lives to achieve their dreams and overcome life’s obstacles. At the very least, they will remember that they can achieve anything they set their minds to by simply changing their perspective.

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6 thoughts on “Urey Track Team Talk

  1. Thank you Scott for taking the time to prepare a great motivational speech for our track and field team. It is always special to have former students give back. You went above and beyond. I’ve enjoyed the experience working with you. You were a true professional. Keep up the great work.

    1. Thanks so much! I really was honored to get to speak at my old school and for my mom and grandfather. I hope that my message sticks with your students, and that it helps them live full, exciting lives.

  2. Your speech really resonated with me, and now every time I think about stopping on my run, I think about the analogy that you used with the money and the “I can’t” mentality. I appreciate your insight and I know that I can always play the “I can” card whenever one of kids doubts themselves. Thank you for your kind words and inspiration.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you found my message inspiring and helpful. Helping people, especially kids and teens, learn to live happier, more successful lives is the whole reason I do this, so it is always nice to hear that I made a difference.

  3. The speech was very inspiring and has helped me change my perspective to the obstacles I face in life, thanks Scott.

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