2X Olympian Donald Suxho had to risk a lot to achieve his Volleyball dreams. From the dangers and discomfort of leaving his communist-controlled home country to bouncing back from career-threatening injuries, he’s experienced what it really means to suffer and sacrifice everything for results. USC’s AVCA national player of the year shares why even rock bottom has helped make his dreams come true on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.
Donald describes his life growing up stuck in communist Albania. [2:36]
Donald discusses learning how to succeed after coming to America. [5:55]
Donald explores self-doubt and the sacrifices he made to become the best. [8:25]
Donald breaks down the process of bouncing back after rupturing his Achilles in the Olympics. [12:54]
Donald details how he developed the mental toughness to climb out of rock bottom [20:29]
Donald discusses finding a new path after leaving the Volleyball world. [24:03]
Donald explains what he teaches his kids about success. [29:40]
Donald reveals the impact he wants to have on the world. [31:38]
“Those people that are making fun of me, those people that cut me, those people that told me, I’ll never make it, I’ll use that and get up in the morning and outwork everybody else around me.” [5:52]
“I have to take this risk. I have to push myself, I have to suffer. I have to sacrifice in order to achieve that success. Otherwise, I’ll never be the guy that I wanted to. Not the guy that my parents want or people want no, no, me, Donald.” [22:04]
“For me honestly, mental toughness is getting up in the morning and doing the same thing day in and day out. Day in and day out for whatever it takes, whatever that goal is, and by doing that, you become the best.” [22:42]
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