It’s NBA Finals time and here at Sparta Consulting Group (Hollywood, FL), we are excited about it! Tonight, for the third time in a row, the Warriors and Cavaliers will be facing each other in a seven games series for the NBA Championship. It is no surprise that the Cavaliers’ star, Lebron James, will be going for his second consecutive championship win against the Warriors and his third championship ring overall. Success doesn’t happen by accident! Lebron works extraordinarily hard and he is constantly improving himself and dominating the NBA. Here are three things you can learn from his tireless work ethic.
Be the First to Arrive and the Last to Leave
There’s a reason why Lebron James has just passed Michael Jordan’s all-time playoff scoring record and it’s because he’s always working, always grinding, and always making it into the playoffs. He is known for showing up early to practice, especially the day after playing full-length games, and already being halfway into a workout by the time the rest of the team gets there.
Usually following this pattern, Lebron stays late too, practicing free throws and three pointers while the rest of the team is already showered and waiting on the juggernaut to finish his routine.
It is clear that putting vigorous amounts of work into your craft yields positive results. If there’s some more work to be done at the end of the day – don’t head home at 5 o’clock and tell yourself, “I’ll finish it in the morning.” Don’t stop until your work is finished and you’ve done all you can do! This is a motto we love to encourage at Sparta Consulting Group!
Lebron is Only Getting Better with Age
Considering he has been in the NBA since 2003, it is unheard of for a player to be around this long and to remain this talented. In his first game in the NBA in ’03, he scored 25 points against the Sacramento Kings, which set the record for prep-to-pro player debut game points. To this day, 14 years later, he is still breaking records and showing no sign of slowing down!
Age is only a number. As you advance in your career, it is important to remember to keep hustling and improving. Of course, playing professional basketball is a lot different than our work here at Sparta Consulting Group, but there is no reason why you be the Lebron of your job!
Keep Working Even After You Failed
James, though viewed as an icon, has actually failed in finals more than he has succeeded. Lebron has been to the NBA Finals 6 times; however, he has lost 4 of those times. That’s 4 crushing losses. The ultimate goal of any NBA team, or player for that matter, is to win an NBA Championship. To make it all of that way and lose 4 times, yet continue working and pursuing more titles, is an exceptional trait of Lebron James.
It shows that failures, as colossal as they may seem, are only temporary. They are learning curves; not roadblocks!
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