How to change the game in your sport or field (real advice)
I know you have seen the clip a million times already…
The game is tied at 100, & LeBron catches the ball on the right-wing - less than 2 seconds on the shot clock…
If he wins tonight, he guarantees his spot in the playoffs even after missing 20 games of the season…
But if he misses...he’d have just one more chance to secure his spot in the NBA postseason.
No 2nd game needed. He catches the ball, sees Steph coming, and lets it fly anyways.
Seeing that shot go in last night gave me chills - it was just such a surreal moment.
But the more I think about it, it wasn’t the shot itself that made me sit back and think.
For anyone else, nobody would bat an eye if they missed the playoffs after missing more than a quarter of the season with an injury.
But not LeBron.
It made me realize that the people that we sit back and idolize almost never play by the same mental rules as we do.
They don’t let adverse circumstances take them out of their zone, and they go 110% all the time.
Even with LeBron taking all those games off, he still is able to put his team into the playoffs...something that most players in the league simply aren’t capable of.
He doesn’t subscribe to what’s “normal” or the limits on what people consider him capable of. He challenges that boundary every game and every season...and the results speak for themselves.
This is your quick reminder...if you want to be normal, then you can subscribe to normal standards, and nobody will blame you for it.
But if you talk to your friends and post on IG talking about wanting to be “built different”, it’s time for you to raise the bar.
At the end of the day, excuses and “bad luck” don’t mean anything and definitely don’t derail the people we look up to the most.
If you want people to look at you like that one day, it’s on you what limits you’re willing to push to.
Here at In The Lab, you already know how our team operates...and we’re going to change the game this year.