NFL Player Ameer Abdullah knows something about resilience. The Detroit Lions Running Back has seen his share of career highs and lows, but despite a few setbacks the 24-year-old athlete continues to represent on the football field. Ameer recently stopped by the FREC to spread some holiday cheer and drop, 

Ameer Abdullah’s Three Tips for Mental Toughness:


Tip #1: Be a Competitor

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Competition is all around us. Whenever two or more parties are striving toward a goal that cannot be shared, there will be a need to compete. Being a competitor means coming prepared and bringing your A-game to everything you do.

Tip #2: Embrace Adversity

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“No one goes through life without hardship.”

Resilience is the ability to adapt in the face of adversity. Whether it’s financial issues, relationship problems, difficulties at work, or even the tragic loss of a loved one, no one is exempt from challenges. Maintaining mental toughness can help us to overcome difficult situations and transform your challenges into motivation.

Tip #3: Come to the FREC

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Learning new skills, obtaining needed services, and developing new talents are a huge part of maintaining mental toughness. Come through and take full advantage of the services offered at the FREC.

Check out the full interview with Ameer Abdullah at the FREC CITY YouTube Channel.


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The Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) is a client-directed community center where people can learn new skills, obtain needed services, develop new talents and celebrate community. Made possible by grants from Ford Motor Company Fund, The Ford Resource and Engagement Center brings together non-profit partners to serve the surrounding community. 

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