#FOL Pt3: Iron Mike Tyson


The #FruitsOfLabor Story Pt3 – Sr. Year – Iron Mike Tyson

2003 Central Region Indoor Championships Richmond Va. Another Feature in the Richmond Times Dispatch. They always showed me a lot of love. Grateful. By this time I had built a pretty good track record. “Supreme Confidence.” I would march into the “Vegas Arena” aka the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond feeling like Iron Mike Tyson. ←(Stop! Watch Video); Hoodie On, No Entourage, just my coach. Travis (Team got scarce after District Meet). We walk in; Headphones blasting 2Pac ⇒ Cant C Me“. Would have thought I ain’t like NObody. Finite Talk, All Business.

Confidence is Silent, Insecurities are Loud. Quietly, I broke my own Triple Jump record (47’3.5) in route to earning the Central Region Athlete of the Year. Not a bad day. Finished my career with 3 Regional Titles. I didn’t know this then, but it makes complete sense now → Success is not something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you’ve become.