Although I do not think that Serena Williams' "bottom" is as low as what others have had to endure, I do believe that this quote epitomizes the drive, strong work ethic, and faith many people strive for. Great read to start off my busy day.
I think more than anything this quote is a great way to showcase Venus' work ethic relating to her sports career, a definite PR move to get people on board with her career. Although many may not understand her personal struggle of being on the bottom, many can relate to feeling down and at the bottom of their own life. If they know that Venus can do it, it will motivate them to look at her as their role model. This attitude gives her a good fan base to follow her sports career and buy into her success.
This is a really wonderful and positive outlook to have. Venus contracted some pretty serious illnesses that have taken a toll on her tennis performance, and while that might not be "the bottom" for a lot of people, it's definitely devastating for an athlete to not be able to control something that is taking away their talent and skill. By Venus keeping hold of this kind of positive attitude, she shows fans, competitors, nonbelievers and other audiences that she's a fighter, and proves herself both an inspirational role model as well as a force to be reckoned with because she won't stop working and improving.
While I believe Serena Williams' "bottom" is not as low as many others in the world, I do understand in her situation. Having everything she worked so hard for taken away without her control is devastating. The underlying theme of drive, perseverance and fight embedded in her quote is inspiring.
The thing I like about this quote is that it could mean many things to many different people. It's inspiring to hear from a woman who rose to the top, relate to almost anyone who's ever felt hardship. To be able to fight through the odds that face you is something special. That is a strong person.
I think this is a fantastic quote from a very inspiring lady. At one point or another, in each of our lives, we will find that we have hit "bottom." That place is different for everyone, but what really defines us is how we deal with that negativity and what we do after that defining moment. Venus Williams clearly chose to use that negativity to climb to success, which is very inspiring to see. I feel that resilience is one of the most valuable traits that a person can have to face the difficulties of the world today.