Dear Younger Me,
Be more than an MVP. It’s easy to feel like you aren’t good enough when you can’t score the points. But Megan, there’s more to life than scoring points! The skills will fade, but how you choose to live lasts far longer.
I know you don’t want to think so sometimes, but your mental attitude is more important than the talent. And I’ve been there, receiving a mental attitude trophy when you wanted something more. What I hope for you is that when you receive an award like that, that you won’t be disappointed like I was (because I regret feeling that way!). When you’re holding it in your hand asking if your mental attitude was all you brought to your team, realize this instead: You were recognized for your character. Your leadership. Your willingness to work hard and serve in little ways. And teams most definitely need that.
Work hard to improve your skills, yes. Dream big, yes. But don’t let the title “MVP” be your mission. God gave you gifts and talents, but He doesn’t just care about those things, He cares about your heart.