Last night, The Warriors clinched a spot in the NBA finals by beating OKC. After being down three games to one, watching them come from behind to win the series was a beautiful thing to behold.
The message? Never give up. No matter how bad things look, champions never give up. That’s what makes them champions.
But there is another message.
After The Warriors won game six and evened the series, Charles Barkley said, “Your flaws show up under pressure”. That’s true. But what he might have also said is that it’s the pressure that makes you into a champion.
Whether it’s professional basketball, building a law practice, or doing anything else that requires skills and determination and hard work, it’s the struggle that allows us to reach our potential. If it was easy, there would be no growth and no greatness.
Don’t fear your problems, embrace them. Don’t lament your mistakes, learn from them.
Do you want more income and greater success? Solve bigger problems. Take bigger risks. Fight bigger battles.
Your flaws show up under pressure and show you where you need to improve. Every battle, every loss, every adversity you overcome makes you stronger and better.
Don’t hide from pressure, go look for more of it. It turns a lump of coal into a diamond and a rookie into a champion.