Tim Tebow is proving, yet again, that he has his priorities straight.
The former NFL player turned minor league baseball player appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning to promote his third book, “This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose.”
There, Tebow doled out advice on how to live life to the fullest and never take a single day for granted — the premise of the book.
“I wanted to make conscious choices and decisions to start living like every single day, when my alarm went off, I was gonna wake up knowing that this day was on purpose, to live out my dream, to live out my passion, and more than anything, to live out my purpose,” he told anchor and former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan.
The two-time college football champion and devout Christian dedicated his newest book to his parents, Robert and Pamela Tebow, “because they lived out this message that I’m trying to share with people,” he said.
Once Tebow’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he was inspired to emphasize to his readers that loved ones may not always be around.
“You don’t know if you’re gonna be able to tell your parents, ‘Thank you, I love you. I appreciate you,’” Tebow said. “You don’t know if you’re gonna tell your loved ones how much you care.”
Tebow cautioned his fans to not fall into the “one-dayer” trap with half-hearted goals such as, “one day I’m gonna get on a diet” and “one day I’m gonna start doing everything right.”
“We don’t know if we have that,” he said. “We don’t know how many days we have.”
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 25, 2018
Strahan then asked Tebow whether it was “terrifying” for him to switch gears in his career, going from playing in the NFL to minor league baseball. Tebow said that while the change was scary, he wanted to go after his dreams and passions, “regardless if successful.”
“It’s hard, but I didn’t want my fear to be more than my faith,” Tebow replied. “I didn’t want my fear to dictate my choices. I didn’t want the fear of what people are gonna say make the choices and define my life.”
Tebow also revealed that during games, the opposing team will often feature his worst-ever football plays on the jumbotron, such as interceptions or fumbles.
“Honestly, I don’t really care, cause I get to live it out,” Tebow said. “…I know that every day I get to wake up and live out a dream, and that’s pretty special.
When asked whether fans will soon be seeing Tebow’s return to the New York Mets’ minor league organization, Tebow assured Strahan that he’ll be back, despite a broken hand.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 25, 2018
Until then, he’ll be working out in the gym, accompanied by “softer” genres of music, such as Frank Sinatra, Christian music and Disney soundtracks.
“I even like Moana,” Tebow said to a round of applause before telling Strahan, “You do too!”
(H/T: ABC News)