Gentleman’s Corner: Ray Edwards Talks About Taking Control
Sometimes society teaches us that we have to choose one thing we’re going to be for the rest of our lives and stick with it. What do you feel is the main thing that has helped you to escape such limitations?
I had to just be myself. Don’t let anyone tell you who you need to be. You know society is always trying to tell you this is who you need to be and this is what you need to do. Just be you. That’s how I was raised—to always be you and speak my mind. Always be positive, do what you want to do, and you’ll succeed at it. A lot of people told me I would never make it to the NFL, but I made it due to my perseverance and my strength and faith in God. A lot of people don’t really want to see you succeed unless they’re close to you or truly in your circle.
Do you have advice for the Vixens who may feel trapped by certain limitations right now?
Stay faithful. God always has a plan for you and as long as you’re putting in the work, he’s going to help you succeed at that plan. Also stay disciplined. Don’t get caught up in the limelight and partying when you get your success. You need to keep working as hard as possible to keep the success. And lastly, stay focused. If you already know where you want to go in life and where you want to be stay focused. Always have that drive to prove people wrong and that’s why you have to stay hungry and stay on top of your game.
So staying disciplined and focused is your secret. Is there a special lady that you’re focused on?
Uhhh. I’m single, but dating.
Photo Credit: Midori Star Media Group