Sunday, November 28, 2010
What makes greatness?
"Be great and you will be lonley"-Mark Twain
Greatness does not always follow talent, in order to be great talent requires copious amounts of dedication, perseverance and hard work. I know I sound like a Nike commercial right about now but it is true.
Kobe Bryant, Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan, Greg Maddux, Nolan Ryan, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Steve Young. What do they all have in common besides boatloads of talent? An incredible work ethic.
LeBron wants to hang out with his buddies, have fun and be one of the guys. MJ wanted to step on throats and rip out people's hearts every night because he was so driven to succeed. LeBron thinks he SHOULD succeed, Jordan feelt like he NEEDED to. There is a difference there. I could write novels on what it takes to be great, but I wont... Just know that MJ has it and it doesn't look the LBJ does.