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Ep. 250 | Patric Young | Turn Your Darkest Pain Into Your Brightest Victory

What’s your typical response when life paralyzes you? When you feel your pain more than your purpose?

For most people – it’s the Victim Mentality (aka “Why is this happening to me?”). That’s why I’m excited to get on the mic with a guy who knows all about dealing with pain. And the way he’s dealing with it is BEYOND INSPIRATIONAL. Today, I have the honor of sitting down with former University of Florida basketball standout and professional basketball player turned ESPN Analyst, Patric Young. Just 10 days before his wedding, Patric was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. But as Patric will tell you, his accident wasn’t life-changing…it was life-affirming. As Patric shares his stories, he shares insights on overcoming the Runner-up Mindset and the sheer determination that turns adversity into a mission.

In this episode, we unpack the paradox of control versus management, leaning into the idea that sometimes, letting go is the first step to truly grasping what matters. From the Parable of the Talents to the wisdom of managing life’s manageables, Patric’s narrative instills a sense of purpose and calls us to a deeper understanding of our true identity and the power of perseverance, even when life throws its hardest curveballs.

Patric’s infectious humor and spirited anecdotes offer a fresh perspective on integrating purpose and faith into our daily lives. If you want a new perspective about overcoming life’s toughest pains, then don’t miss today’s episode.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Overcoming the runner up mindset.
  • The revelations Patric experienced while being in the hospital for 128 days.
  • What you must realize before you make any transition in life.
  • The concept of “managing the manageables” instead of trying to control everything.
  • Discovering true identity and purpose through self-awareness and aligning with one’s true self.
  • Embracing challenges with gratitude and an “even if” mentality inspired by faith and resilience.


  • Take care of your house.– Patric Young
  • As long as you’re living, ‘Why not?‘” – Patric Young



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