Monday, November 14, 2011

No matter what they say you keep believing

Today, I watched an amazing Basketball game. It just reminded me how unpredictable life is because you never know what’s going to happen and that inspired me to write this text. Hard work pays back and you just proved that girls. You all SMASHED it today! Congratulations!

Everybody has a dream but only few have the ability to truly fight for it.
I’ve always liked the underdog’s stories. The player that was undrafted, the singer that no one took seriously, the team nobody thought would make it… it’s just fascinating how some people beat the odds and prove everybody wrong.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the glamour and the success but if you look past the fame, past the titles and winning records of your idols a lot of the times you’ll find out that they had a really hard time until finally getting they’re break. And that’s what makes the difference. That’s what makes them special. Not the fact that they had an opportunity but that they held to it and didn’t let go.
Regarding Basketball, I told someone today that a great player is not the one that starts the game and plays 40 minutes but the one that embraces every tiny glimpse of chance to shine and I really believe that. You’ll be knocked down, no matter if it’s in Basketball or in life in general, but you got to pick yourself up and fight back. Love what you do, be inspiring. Do it for the love, for the passion, do it for yourself and show everyone else they were wrong about you. Life, just like Basketball, is a game and only the resilient ones will stand at the end. Be confident, not cocky. Be humble, respect your competition. The real talent won’t need to push nobody down, it will stand at its own right.
You’ll never please everybody so don’t mind about them. Obviously some people will know better than you but if you listen to everyone you’ll lose direction and be stuck in the same place. So learn to filter, choose what’s really important, what can make you better and let everything else go.
Know your strengths and work on your weaknesses. Don’t settle, there’s always so much more to do, to learn, to improve. Lead by example. Find someone that’s better than you and let them inspire you. Keep challenging yourself, keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, and believe that you can make a difference.

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