Ready for some motivation? Enter Apollos Hester. Back in the fall of 2014, this Georgetown, Texas high school football player was asked a simple question by news reporter, Lauren Mickler, after his East View High School football team won their game 42-41, and he gave the motivational speech of a lifetime.
The Patriots wide receiver’s interview went viral for that reason. Watch it here:
With more than 11 million views on YouTube, Apollos Hester encouraged listeners that it’s okay to start slow, and he encouraged others to have a fighting attitude, a belief that you can win, and to work hard all the way to the end. He pointed out that his team was in it for one another, as well as themselves. He reminded people not to be discouraged by the scoreboard, even when down, but to ride on all the hard work you’ve put in so far. Apollos Hester also said that he continues to give God the glory, whatever the results.
At one point Apollos Hester turned to the camera and said, “You can do anything you put your mind to. Never give up on your dreams. Keep smiling, no matter what you’re going through.”
He reminded the reporter and viewers, “If you fall down, just get up. And if you can’t get up, your friends are there to help you up, your momma’s there, your daddy’s there, God’s there…hey I’m there to help you up…you’re there. It’s going to be alright! Keep smilin’!”