I would like to invite you into my life. So I just retired from playing 11 Professional seasons in various countries around the world. Looking back on it now, it's mind boggling that ME, Justin Griffin, a skinny kid who had a stuttering problem, which made me super shy, managed to play 11 years professionally!?! Trust me if I can overcome obstacles you can too!
Are you telling me, a game where I could play and not have to talk (because my stuttering problem, disliked talking) I could get my schooling paid for?!? A game I found comfort and a sense of belonging too, can allow me to support me and my family?!?
Imagine me, a 7 year old kid trying to figure out all this on my own. With no one really in my circle who knew that lifestyle and could direct me on my path. But, I am thankful I’ve had role models and family members who helped me develop a consistent work ethic, which allowed me to master my skill set. That in turn was the ultimate reason I was able to make my dream come true!
MY CHAPTER 2, is a promise to the world to help anyone who needs help to get where they want to go in life. Pertaining to Pure Joy Basketball, I will instill in each athlete I come across what it is going to take to accomplish your basketball goal. Whether you want to make your middle school team, make JV, Varsity, earn a scholarship, or play professionally and make a living. I will help you. I’ve done it already!!! But be warned, only the strong survive. There’s a reason only the top 1% get a scholarship, and even less than that play professionally. But if you’re are willing to invest time with me, it's my promise to you to direct you on the right path.
Live a life of Pure Joy!!!
10 Smiles a Day
Day By Day
By: Justin Griffin
People ask me, Justin how are you so positive all the time, why do you smile so much, how do you have so much energy? I always think to myself Day By Day. Every time I hear these things I sit back and think, “These people really don’t know I have a little grumpiness to myself, especially when I get HUNGRY!” Give me some food and 15 minutes of peace and quiet and I'm good for another 24 hours.”
So DAY BY DAY!!! This is something I really focus on. All the Goals I set, I take a realistic mindset of knowing that whatever they are, it will be a process to accomplish them. So I take advantage of every opportunity I get to take one step closer to that goal DAY BY DAY. It’s much easier to think about TODAY (Present time) then to think about yesterday or tomorrow. Because trust me as you get older you tend to forget things easier. I challenge you to Take control of your actions in the PRESENT MOMENT!
Accomplishing your goals is not an easy task. There will be good and bad days. You will fail. But with FAILURE comes SUCCESS. As long as you learn from your mistakes and KEEP GOING!!!
Develop a DAY BY DAY mindset and track your progress. Because some progress is better than no progress. Before you know it, you will look back and take a second on how far you have come and realize it was as simple as working at it DAY BY DAY without giving up!!!
10 Smiles a Day