"Find a way." - Merril Hoge
Football season is now in full swing for both the NCAA and NFL, and Merril Hoge excelled at both levels playing running back for Idaho State University as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. He’s also been a trailblazing analyst for many years. Whether you know Merril from the grid iron or studio, one thing is unmistakeable - Merril Hoge defines tough.
He had to help provide for his family starting at age 12 with the labor intensive job of laying pipe, and it instilled a lifelong work ethic that helped him survive nearly losing his hand, reach his childhood goal of playing in the NFL, beat cancer, and survive major head trauma and open heart surgery.
Merril inspires us all to, no matter what, “find a way” - the motto he’s had pinned to his wall since childhood.
MERRIL’S WORDS OF WISDOM
“My life philosophy is: Find a Way.”
“You can’t always appreciate it when things are given, but you really appreciate them when they’re earned.”
“The best you can do in life is to do your part. If you do your part, then you have to have faith. Wherever you end up, if you’ve done your part, then you have peace.”
“We do all possess the two most critical tools on this planet: our mental and spiritual strength. We have the exact same tools. You possess the control of how you will take action.”
“If you can look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and say you gave it your all to whatever you’re pursuing, one of two things will happen: 1) You’ll accomplish it, or 2) You’ll discover something you never saw coming.”
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