Recently, I made a comment to someone. It’s difficult to describe in context, so let me summarize:
Person A made a general comment, such as, “In order to be successful, you must create an emotional bond with your clients.”
I responded, “That’s not true. I know a very successful leader that used respect and rule enforcement to guide his followers.
Person B added, “That may be so, but how many LeBrons and Jordans are there in the world?”
Person B is who I’d like to discuss. Though the gentleman is a great individual, he pissed me off with that comment. How many LeBrons or Jordans? Are we counting? Well, there are two. There’s also a Kobe. A few steps down, there’s a Kevin Durant and Reggie Miller. Carl Malone and Derek Fisher. By the way, Robert Horry has 7 rings and no one talks about him. Not to mention, he was a key contributor in every playoff game.
Are we talking basketball or business? Are we talking goals or failures? I think we’re talking failure.
Low expectations piss me off. Am I to set my standards with a group of failures/low-caliber-players because you can’t compete at championship level?
No. I’m not.
I don’t have much to say about this post because it speaks for itself. If you’re going to set your goals low, don’t group me with you. I’ll be sitting in the background like Bill Russell, with more rings than my fingers can hold. I’ll listen to you talk about Lebron, Jordan, and Kobe without the urge to brag about my success.