English: Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson

English: Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

When NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson first came onto the public scene as a college player for Michigan State, his enthusiastic celebrations and gleeful high-fives after every big play had him labeled a show-off who was disrespectful to his opponents.

But his coach, Jud Heathcote defended his star player stoutly, “He’s like that every day in practice – every day.”

Magic wasn’t putting down his opponents, he just loved playing basketball and he expressed his enthusiasm every single day.

What about you?  Is there something that you should be doing every single day?

In the workplace, is it good enough to make an occasional contribution in meetings and to work hard once in a while, or do you need to do it every single day?

In your studies, is it good enough to show up to class most of the time and do most of the required reading, or do you need to do it every single day?

In your marriage, is it OK to be loving and faithful most days, or is this required every single day?

In your faith, is it OK to pray occasionally and act out your beliefs when you can remember, or do you need to do it every single day?

What about your motivational levels, personal development, physical fitness or integrity?

Is most of the time good enough, or do you need to be your best every single day?

I think you already know the answer.

Not when you feel like it.

Not when you have the time.

Not when you’re having a good day and your circumstances are right.

Not just when people are watching.

To be the best you can be requires focus, discipline, optimism and hard work…

Every single day!

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