Stay inspired. Every day, you have to get up for something. People in my life have always helped me along the way. Parents, friends, coaches, training partners, sponsors, they have all helped me to be the best person I could be. They inspired me to be a good, decent person. For me, I want to get up every day and apply all that. Whether it’s to take a phone call from an athlete who failed, it’s about being a person that inspires, and that’s what makes me get up every day now.
One of the people I look up to, especially when I was a young athlete, is decathlon athlete Daily Thompson. He is like the Usain Bolt of my years, that’s how good he was. He was Olympic champion twice, world champion, world record holder, he accomplished it all. To have someone like him, who speaks with you and sounds like you, it makes a huge difference because it shows what hard work can do. He achieved at the highest level and served as an amazing motivation for me.