I feel like we are in a time when we got to prove we have an opinion, no one wants to be wrong. I just think really no one wants to look foolish, we state facts that are helpful to justify our thoughts, but it’s all words to convince the listener to think differently.
I always remember one of my instructors explaining the levels to a conversation, there was of course gossip. If the person being discussed wasn’t at the table to defend themselves then it was gossip. I would say gossip is a very popular level, yet is it an effective way to use your words and energy?
Professional basketball is nuts.
You have players giving you signs of hope, even after seasons of turmoil and injuries, as a player you can still be determined to play, you can still end on a good note. Life knocks you on the floor, bruised and beaten, the real battle is to decide to get back up and take another beating if needed. I think the world is so media driven and we get a lot of opinion-based content. Just because you haven’t had the best of luck, doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve to chase that dream. The road has many exits to quit, and if your not winning that battle within, then you might not ever reach that destination.
I’m seeing the gifted struggle, it’s fun to talk fantasy and reconize talent, yet that doesn’t even matter if that talent is not being fueled by effort. There is a line between day-dreaming and making those wild thoughts come to fruition. Talking is of course the initial start of the process, but that’s all it is, if there no action backing up those ideas. Players come and go every year, but to win a ring requires a team, and it’s interesting to see what actually goes down apposed to what was predictied with well thought out words.
I think it’s a beautiful thing to watch a team gel, to find that groove and be in tune with everyone on and off the court. I’m hoping those teams building that chemistry see the importance of having that bond. There can only be one champion team and everyone else that has fallen short has that option to continue to play. Not winning is just as important as winning, being able to grow from both situations is the ultimate victory.
The race has begun, we’re not talking a sprint, it’s a marathon to the finals. The long haul has teams heated in discussions. I think the ego is what gets challenged most. Being able to admit to being in the wrong or apart of the commotion. Having the confidence to not let ego get in the way of a meaningful bond.