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4 Quotes From The Office That Apply To The Student-Athlete Life

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The Office has to be one of the most popular shows among college students, and needless to say has some amazing moments. Taking a deeper look into the show, you can get some pretty good inspiration. These are some of my personal favorites that apply to college student-athletes and are always fun to remember.

 

“You only live once? False. You live every day. You only die once.” - Dwight Shrute

Some great inspiration from Dwight even though he may not be looking to inspire. As student-athletes, we get to live out a dream of millions of American children. They grow up playing sports hoping that they’ll even get a shot at being in our shoes, and we should be grateful for everything and start to live a little more each day.

'You only live once? False. You live every day. You only die once.' - Dwight Shrute

 

“Don’t be an idiot.” - Michael Scott

Simple, yet quite elegant advice from Mr. Scott. Being a college student, you're surrounded by so much going on, kids going out and drinking, people not studying and some others just doing absurd things. As a student-athlete, you’re held to a high standard and you’re always representing your school, so even when you’re not wearing the uniform, “don’t be an idiot.”

'Don’t be an idiot.' - Michael Scott

 

“When I’m backed in a corner, that’s when I come alive.” – Michael Scott

Adversity hits all of us, whether it’s a bad test grade or a free throw with no time left and you’re down one. Every challenge you have to meet head on and when you’re down against all odds that’s when you perform at your best and show your true colors.

'When I’m backed in a corner, that’s when I come alive.' – Michael Scott

 

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” - Andy Bernard

College goes by pretty quickly and these really are going to be some of the best experiences of your life. Every now and again, stop and take stock of everything around you and every great opportunity you’ve been presented with, let your friends and family know you love them and cherish it. It goes by way too quickly.

'I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.' - Andy Bernard