Former NFL Safety, Hamza Abdullah explains how attempting suicide and being in the limelight has internal and external effects. He intentionally speaks about how success in the world does not mean success within yourself. Having a thriving career from the ages of 12 – 28 as Hamza the football player, didn’t leave much room for Hamza the individual.
Regretting the past and giving everything to others, has been a downfall in trying to leave some of Hamza, for himself. He speaks of turning losses into lessons and getting across the point that vulnerability is not a weakness, but a strength. He remembers listening to Oprah saying:
“Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different, it’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.”