Tom Brady, often touted as the GOAT of the NFL has achieved a lot in his remarkable career. In the latest episode of the ESPN+ series Man in the Arena, he shared the story of a Chinese farmer. According to Brady, he has learned a great lesson from that story and a lot of credit for his long-earned wealth and luxurious car collection also goes to that story.
The story that the NFL legend told revolves around a farmer who experienced different events that seemingly shaped his future.
Tom Brady presented the tale of a Chinese farmer that provided him inspiration
In Man in the Arena, he told the story of a farmer. One day, the farmer lost his horse, but the next day it returned with an additional ten horses. This unexpected turn of events brought great success and riches to the farmer.
However, his son, while riding one of the horses, fell and broke his leg, causing concern among the neighbors. Yet, when the Chinese rulers began drafting young boys to go to war, the farmer’s son was exempted due to his injury. This incident turned out to be a “blessing in disguise.”
The underlying lesson of the story resonated deeply with the NFL legend, as he realized that the future often reveals the consequences of past actions.
He said, “When I reflect back on things that had happened in previous years, maybe I wouldn’t have appreciated where we’re at had I not been through what I had been through the previous year.”
This change of mindset helped him win his sixth Super Bowl victory. His journey of struggling and facing challenges to win helped him realize that all those events were shaping his future.
NFL success of Brady enabled him to accumulate envious car collection
The 45-year-old has a Ferrari, a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, two Aston Martins, and a Rolls Royce Ghost in his garage. He has earned a $180 million net worth over the course of a 22-year NFL career.
Brady’s Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the most costly car in his garage and valued at $3 million, is the crème of the crop.
In addition to the Bugatti, Brady’s collection features other luxury vehicles, including a Rolls Royce Ghost. The NFL legend was spotted driving the Rolls Royce in 2019, exemplifying his affinity for classic elegance.
Tom Brady’s story serves as a reminder that inspiration can come from unexpected sources. His encounter with the tale of the Chinese farmer sparked a change in perspective that allowed him to appreciate the present and have a more open approach for the future.