Former football star turned MLB hopeful Tim Tebow continues to garner media attention everywhere he goes. This time, he knocked it out of the park — pun intended — with his response to an otherwise mundane question from a reporter at the Mets' spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Monday:
When Tebow was asked how he balances the pressures of work and his charities, the outspoken Christian athlete dropped a massive truth bomb:
“So much of handling sports is handling pressure. Well, what pressure do you have if you’re 0-12 and you’re at the plate versus someone that is fighting for their life? Versus someone that we picked up on the side of the street in Haiti because they were crippled or they’re not wanted, or they’re thrown into the garbage?
How do you compare those things? And for me, there is not a comparison. And that’s why you’re able to handle sports as a game, because it still is.
At the end of the day, I know that’s not why I’m here. That’s not my biggest purpose, it’s not my biggest calling. It’s not how I want to be known in my life; it’s not as a football player, as a baseball player."
That’s when he revealed his true life purpose.
“I want my life to be so much more than that,” Tebow said. “I want to be someone that was known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. And that is something that is [a] life calling for me. And it is so much bigger than sports.”
All that being said, Tebow said he wouldn't trade his career in sports for anything because it gave him the platform he now has to “share love and care for people all over the world.”
That's what we call real life perspective.