playing high school basketball was the sense that the team had his back. When youre cocky, you feel like you have to live up to that, says McPherson. Wilt Chamberlain (only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game, average more than 50 points in a season) So long as we keep moving forward. Despite having no cycling experience (save riding his bike to school) and little training as a runner, Potts began pondering a career as a triathlete. At the pro level, everyone has a different type of ego, Saunders says. One thing Ive learned and continue to relearn is how to respond to the things I can and cant control, Potts says. Dont let what other people think decide who you are. Jul 16, 2013, share, synopsis 16 lessons we can borrow from basketball, and apply to our lives and careers. Mothers tend to be the ones who hold the family together, but a lot of times they might not get the glory. Since then, Potts has won an Ironman.3 (Half Ironman) World Championship and has multiple victories in triathlons of that distance under his belt, as well as Olympic and Ironman triathlons. Some roles might be more prestigious, and some people might have to do more dirty work, but ultimately, its not the individual glory that matters, its the teams success. 803 Words 4 Pages, life is like a basketball, it bounces up and down.
And none of us like to fail. McPhersons reference to a higher power is not rhetorical. That courageous action plus mistakes plus adjustments is more effective than planning for perfection at the expense of taking action. Once upon a time, when you first suited up for a youth sporting event, your parents probably werent expecting you to become a pro athlete. Swoosh* the ball rapidly swirls into the hoop and falls through the net. Sometimes players have to set part of that aside for the betterment of the team.