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Simple Is the New Smart by Rob Fazio

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DoubtPut Doubts in Your Doubts

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

—William Shakespeare

Fazio, why did you quit?”

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my high school auditorium. I was overweight, pushing 215 as a sophomore; a sophomore full of doubt, insecurities, failures, fears, and lists of what I couldn’t do. Behind me, the voice of the best athlete in our high school, and the starting varsity quarterback, belted out the words: “Fazio, why did you quit?” It was the loudest thing I have ever heard and something I never want to hear again.

I loved sports and loved playing them. I was good at sports, not great, but good, and better than most at a few things. However, ...

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