On April 8, 2017, TLF held the kick off for the American Leaders Institute with Congressman Sessions. Herschel Walker was the guest speaker and shared his message for reaching your goals. After struggling both academically and socially as a young adolescent, Herschel realized that if things were going to change they needed to start with him. After creating a daily workout routine of 1500 push ups and 2500 sit ups, his strength surpassed everyone and he became an outstanding athlete. He used that same strategy and pushed himself academically and graduated valedictorian of his high school class. He went on to become a Heisman Trophy winner, an NFL football player playing for the Dallas Cowboys (and other teams) and an Olympian. He attributes his success to his faith, family and pure determination.
What a great role model he provided for the students not only as they begin preparing for their trip to Washington, D.C. but as they end their senior year of high school and will soon be starting their college careers. Set your goals high and work harder than everyone else around you!