Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have their first NBA trophy, I find that there are 3 things we can learn from this:
- Don’t Give Up. Seriously! The Cavs were down 3 – 1 in the series. Some sportscasters had written them off. NO ONE has ever come from a 3 – 1 deficit to win the NBA Finals. Just because you’re down doesn’t mean you’re out. Don’t. Give. Up.
- Give Back. Everyone grew up somewhere. Many of us look back on those times as a good thing. You may not live in your hometown anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference to the people who are there now. LeBron was a villain in Cleveland for a while; we all remember seeing the clips of people burning their James’ jerseys. But he came back with the promise that he was going to bring a trophy to Northeast Ohio. He did. He’s the hero. We may not be bringing championship trophies to our home town, but we can still make a difference in some way.
- Always Reach for More. Don’t just ‘settle’ for what you know you can do; reach for what you aren’t sure you can do. If you achieve that, reach for more. James won it all twice in Miami. Could he have continued to do it there? Maybe. But he came home with the promise to do it in Cleveland. He couldn’t do it by himself; he needed the right teammates around him. They got it done. You need to surround yourself with the right people to help you reach for more. Keep reaching.
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