I was 14 years old.
No teacher or guidance counselor ever took me aside and said something like that to me.
Most of my teachers and especially my guidance counselor, just helped me get by and get through school. I was never encouraged to go the extra mile.
I learned that from coaches.
They were the only ones throughout my life, that pulled me aside on multiple occasions, encouraging me not only to excel in sports, but also in school (and life).
Coaches always pushed me on the field, to be excellent and reach for my goals and hold me accountable.