Price of glory

first_img Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Cornelius Griffin poses with members of the Business and Finance Academy at Pike County High School on Wednesday. Griffin talked with the students about being successful. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Griffin challenges academy students the ‘pay the price’ of successRetired NFL star Cornelius Griffin is not so far removed from high school that he doesn’t remember that it often takes some pounding to get a message through to kids.Griffin made sure that his message got through. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Taylor: Feds ‘derelict’ on immigration laws In the wake of a federal judge’s temporary block on Alabama’s controversial immigration law, state Sen. Bryan Taylor the issue… read more Latest Stories Print Article Griffin had the talent, the drive, the work ethic and the right attitude to go to a major college right out of high school but he first had to prove himself, academically, on the junior college level.He went with a positive attitude and worked extremely hard. As a result, he was a two-time junior college All-American. Griffin prepared himself to be successful on the college level and, then, the professional level.From that time forward, Griffin has not compromised his goals. His dedication and hard work are now translating into success in the business world.“Do things the right way but, if you don’t, then do them over until they are done right,” he said. “Don’t leave school the way you came. Get better at something every day. Always give it your all. Pay the price.”Griffin told the students to always go beyond what is expected of them.“Be willing to pay the price for what you want to achieve but you can’t put it on a credit card and pay it later. You have to pay up front.”Griffin was the first of an impressive group of monthly speakers who are being scheduled to speak to the Academy students.The monthly programs are hosted by the Business and Finance Academy sponsor First National Bank of Brundidge.John Ramage, First National Bank senior vice president and CFO, also challenged the students to keep a positive attitude because a positive attitude breeds success. Griffin contributed much of his success to attitude.“We each choose our attitude,” he said. “I choose a positive attitude. There have been stumbling blocks along the way but I never accepted defeat. You have to set goals and then you can’t compromise. If you do, there are consequences.”As a student at PCHS, Griffin said he was satisfied to be a C student.“I paid for it in college,” he said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The price of glory is high,” he told the students in the Business and Finance Academy at Pike County High School Wednesday morning. “You will always pay a price for success. You won’t know what the price is going to be but you will pay the price.”To be successful at anything, Griffin told the students that they must set goals, work hard, be dedicated and know right from wrong “and never forget it.”Griffin was a standout football player at Pike County High School and at the University of Alabama. He played 10 years in the NFL with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins and is now a successful Pike County businessman. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Price of glory Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the authorlast_img