One of my favourite stories to come out of the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship is that of their coach, Nick Nurse.

After graduating college in 1989, he worked in a range of coaching positions across Europe, college and semi-pro leagues.

In 2005, he accepted the job to be an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Storm. It paid $43 a day. To earn it, he had to coach, wash the uniforms and drive the team to games.

Now, after 15 teams across five countries and 30 years after his coaching journey began, he is the coach of the 2019 NBA Champions.

I don’t know what your situation is or what your goals are, but Nick’s story is a great reminder that all champions have to start somewhere.

They weren’t born, they were made.

They weren’t destined, they did the work.

Maybe there were moments of good fortune along the way, but they positioned themselves to take advantage of their circumstances.

So don’t sit waiting, go get it.

Don’t think that you are too good to start at the bottom rung, just don’t stay there.

And don’t fall for the lie that your opportunity has passed you by, because I still believe that the best is yet to come!