Hayne’s choice a lesson
I WAS never much of a Jarryd Hayne fan.
As an NRL fan, I found he came across as arrogant and up himself during live broadcasts and interviews when he played for Parramatta and NSW.
The only thing he could’ve done worse was sign for the Dragons or Roosters.
But after the now ex-NRL star’s decision to chase a dream in the NFL, I think I respect him more.
Here is a guy who was at the top of his game, with enormous earning potential.
He was not only the face of the Eels club but clear evidence that with enough dedication and hard work, kids from low socio-economic areas can reach the pinnacle.
Now, at just 27, he’s thrown all of that aside to chase his dream. So many of us go through the motions and put seemingly unreachable dreams off to the side because we think we can’t make it.
We often fall at the first hurdle and let doubt cloud judgments, so we don’t end up chasing what we truly love and desire.
Regardless of whether he makes it to the 49ers’ top roster, Hayne’s decision to chase his dream is a lesson to us all to do what makes us happy, rather than with what is comfortable.