Today was the NBA Draft, always an exciting day for a hoops fan like me. My Celtics had the third pick in draft and they selected Jaylen Brown. I don’t know much about Jaylen, so I did some research and found this quote from him from earlier this month:
“A lot of people want to get to the level of a Kobe Bryant, but nobody wants to put in the work that he did.”
Now, I have to be honest, as a Boston fan, I never really liked Kobe, but I always admired him.
His work ethic was legendary and turned a prodigious young talent into one of the all-time greats of the game.
The reality is that everyone has the potential to be really good at something.
It may not be basketball, singing, leadership or other glamourous pursuits, but something.
I suspect as well that we are all yearning for some sort of success. To be recognised for doing something significant.
Are you willing to put in the work that’s necessary to achieve greatness?
The work behind the scenes that no-one else sees?
The work that keeps going when everyone else has gone home?
The work on the basic fundamentals of your craft that makes the difficult seem effortless?
If Jaylen Brown does, then the Celtics have a great selection on their hands.
And if you do, then there’s no stopping you!