So what can we learn from him? To find an answer, I Googled “Derek Jeter quotes” to see if he had any wisdom publicized to back up his pattern of staying out of the rumor mill. Immediately, these words caught my eye:
"Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests." Derek Jeter
When you break down this quote, it isn’t anything necessarily new or exceptionally clever or unusually wise or otherwise previously unheard of. Rather it’s just basic, fundamental advice that has been around for centuries restated in Jeter’s own words and then put into practice. Coincidentally, isn’t that what Derek Jeter is known for – having solid fundamentals on the field and putting them into practice? So for the rest of us, when it comes to our own life struggles, whether it be with addictions, bad habits, anxieties, mood swings, stresses, or just our day to day efforts to stay on the right path, we can remember to get back to fundamentals and put them into practice. As Jeter’s fundamentally sound words say, a great place to start is by surrounding ourselves with good people.