Work Ethic Can Beat Talent


Magic Johnson is my favorite NBA player. While some may prefer to watch players like Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, who were shooters first, I prefer Magic because he could do it all. He could play all positions, shoot a jumper or drive to the hole, but he is mostly known for his assists – those magical passes. It is comforting to see that a player with all his abilities cared more about work ethic than natural talent. If you are in the job market doing interviews after interviews, it can get frustrating when a potential employer wants you to have every skill/experience listed on the job advertisement when you know that you can do that job and do it well. What do you tell them? Tell them to be like Magic and select you because you have the work ethic to be great. Tell them that you will not rest on your laurels when you have accomplished one major win. Like Magic, you desire to win year after year, championship after championship.

About LaKo

I'm a sports enthusiast who looks for lessons and analogies in sports and tries to apply those lessons to my personal and work life. In May 2013 I began my life as a runner with Black Girls Run!. Now, as a member of the Atlanta Track Club, I'm continuing my journey to preserve my sexy.
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