By Forrest Clay, For TheAfricanAmericanAthlete.com,
Today’s sports figure usually pays a different price for his or her mishaps. At the expense of being of public notoriety, their career can be over the instant he or she makes that ill-advised decision to do something that society, or the organization they play for, deems unfit or unjust.
There is simply too much money at stake, and too many lives that are dependent upon a professional athlete’s ability to perform. Yes, having so many depend on you can be a ton of pressure, but it’s pressure you should have the ability to avoid.
The solution to that dilemma is a new organization called Second Thoughts.
Second Thoughts is founded by retired Army Captain Charles A. Ramsey II. He based Second Thoughts on the tenets taught to him by his experiences serving our country and his mother and father. They are simple, yet powerful guidelines such as discipline, hard-work, loyalty, integrity and respect.
The Second Thoughts philosophy looks at the well being of the athlete, as well as the organization as a whole. While developing this trust, Second Thoughts is poised to lead the athlete to positive game-winning choices in and out of the athletic arena.
The cultures of today’s universities and society are drastically different than they were 10-15 years ago. We recognize that to change these cultures each athlete should have a non-hostile environment where they feel safe to learn and grow with intimate training and support.
Being part of a positive, supportive environment is not debatable. It is a necessity for everyone in society to benefit from.
Envision a sports world where athletes are able to grow personally, and professionally, through a holistic approach by providing sound solutions to every aspect of their life?
Second Thoughts looks to work closely with both the athlete and administration of professional sports enterprises to develop programs that are based on integrity and value systems. These programs are intended to help individuals make the best decision in situations they may, or may not, realize are compromising.
Through proactive interventions and direct working relationships, the gap between the needs of the athlete and the organization will be met with the highest of standards.
Thoughts encompass ideas that create obstacles to endure. First thoughts can be tricky and blinded based off of pure emotions. However, second thoughts give clear paths of rightful thinking and decision making.
Giving you a greater sense of self and purpose with each and every second thought. For more information go to 2ndthoughts.org