Everybody Needs To Hear What This Harvard Professor Is Telling NFL Players

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The Seattle Seahawks brought in Harvard clinical instructor of psychiatry Dr. Tim Benson to teach their rookies about how to handle success.

The lecture began with Seahawks vice president of player engagement Maurice Kelly telling the rookies, “If you’re the smartest guy in your crew, you need to get a new crew,” according to ESPN(SLIDESHOW: This Gorgeous Woman Might Be The Sexiest Girlfriend In The NFL)

Benson then took over and laid down some truths that all professional athletes need to hear. (RELATED: You Won’t Believe What Russell Wilson’s College Coach Told Him About Going To The NFL)

The Harvard instructor said the following, ESPN reports:

Think about who your personal board of directors is. You are now CEOs of your own organization, and you need to start thinking about that.

A lot of people surround themselves with too many people who are just there to validate them — the yes-men in life, your boys. But the question is: Who is going to be there to support you when you’re down the most? But more importantly, who’s going to be the one that challenges you to go to that next level?

One of the biggest things that needs to happen is you need to learn how to confront reality. A lot of people get stuck on how I was and how things used to be and not necessarily are willing to adequately face what is. That’s the biggest thing that I really help people with.

This is advice that most NFL players desperately need considering the fact that the vast majority of NFL players go broke.

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