This whole fight, this journey thing, is not a solo venture. This is something that requires support.”- Stuart Scott.
Stuart Scott has always been someone that I enjoyed watching on SportsCenter. In most cases there are times I just watch Sports Center because there is someone else watching and interested in it. However, the last few years I have paid much more attention, especially during basketball season and have truly been intrigued by his smile, demeanor, actions, vocabulary, life, and much more.
There is nothing like watching someone who inspires me, but to watch them when they are out of their normal routine, accepting an award, and battling cancer, my view and insight is much different. I become more alert and aware of what they have to say, why they are saying it, and how it impacts the world (those who are watching)
Stuart Scott said the above quote while accepting an Espy award (Jimmy V Perseverance Award), and I loved it. This helps me to understand that no life journey is meant to be traveled alone. Although in this speech he is referring to his journey through battling cancer I decided to take it just a step further.
Stuart’s quote reminds me that it is okay to need help, ask for help, and accept help. This also reminds me that help (receiving help) does not make me weak, it does not make me less of a person, it does not mean I cannot do for myself. It means I am human.
This quote should remind us all that asking for help is not an admission that something is wrong. Instead asking for help is a way to relieve stress and be remind us that we are not alone.