Tom Brady is one of the most highly celebrated athletes of all time – but as expected, this didn’t happen in a blink of an eye. Despite bagging a very lucrative deal with another team, there are still things his fans may not know, particularly his hardships.
The athlete signed a $50-million contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers after two decades of being with the New England Patriots, which was where he started his football career. He also became the ambassador of IWC Schaffhausen, which produced a short film about the star.
On The Covid-19 Pandemic
Just like other A-listers, Tom and his wife Gisele Bundchen, as well as their kids, have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, unlike others who excessively worry about the global health threat, the footballer has a different way of looking at the harrowing situation.
He believes that this is the time people will build character. Tom went on to impart some words of wisdom – that sometimes, what we perceive to be a challenging moment turns out to be the best one that will make us stronger and better.
On His Career
While the 42-year-old’s undeniable skills was what made him successful in the realm of sports, it didn’t come easy, the football Hall of Famer said. He was the sixth-round draft pick of the Patriots and while he easily excelled, he had doubts about himself.
When he was just starting out in his profession, there were a lot of times he faced uncertainty. Tom also saw himself as the victim of circumstance when things didn’t happen according to his liking or the way he planned.
On Facing the Doubts
Tom began changing and shifted his view. He abandoned the victim-card and tried his best to empower himself and to grow. He looked up to people who have been in the field for a long time and tried to learn from their experiences.
He also sought professional help and through this, Tom realized that you should face difficulties and learn to look at them as opportunities to grow – just like how he views the global pandemic. However, he admitted that it wasn’t easy to master this technique, but he maintained that the hard work was worth it.
Turning 43 in August, Tom thinks that time has ‘changed a lot.’ When he was younger, he said he had a lot of time on his hands and more disposable moments – now, he couldn’t focus on things that aren’t relevant.
He shifted his attention in making himself healthier and better because his body is his asset in his profession. When it comes to the shortest moment he could think of, it was the wins at the Super Bowl, which he said passed by so quickly.