I think it’s important to practice your skill. Have passion for what you do. Have the desire to win. Love what you do. Be in the zone and thrive off of outcomes! These are things that I think lay the foundation for success. Without these mindsets, how could one continue to push themselves in sports or any career?
I love the Knicks and love watching basketball. The thrill, the energy, the passion and excitement that come along with the game can be electrifying. The recent years for the Knicks have been up and down, they have been good and bad, they have been challenging and frustrating, they have been fulfilling and boring. However, after watching a new member to the New York Knicks team put his skills to the test, I was motivated to write about him. This person pushes himself, pushes his team, brings a new sense of excitement to the team, and shoots for the stars.
If you’ve ever seen JR Smith play on the court his energy, passion and heart all shine through immediately! His eyes are on the prize. His eyes want to win. He is in the zone. He is lean and mean, small and fierce, has serious focus, determination and is on fire!!! In the 4th quarter when all of the chips are against him, he wants the ball. When he’s hurting and stitched up, JR pushes harder. When he’s out and sitting on the bench, he wants to be in and driving to the net. He wants to be in it to win it. The bigger the challenge…the better the results for this guy!! It’s really fascinating and exciting to watch JR Smith play. He brings it to the court. He lays it out on the court. He is eccentric, talented and quick, and loves to put on a show. He is in it!!
I recently watched an interview with JR Smith which dug into his personal life and professional life. The interviewer really got into JR’s mind to understand “How did you get this way, JR?”, “Where did you erupt from?”, “What drives you to succeed?” All of the questions tip toed around his obvious talent and bright future. With hundreds of players in the NBA many of them definitely have the talent and potential similar to JR Smith, but something about him just stands out and is a driving force. He has the talent, for sure, but not only that, on top of the talent he has the drive, hunger, focus, passion, and I would say partially obsession for what he does.
Not everyone is blessed enough to do what they love, or even know what they love to do. JR Smith is blessed that he knows what he loves to do and has the skills…but he works hard at his craft, he goes out to every game with fire in his eyes, he wants to win and he has what it takes. JR Smith is on his way to big things. He pushes himself. He wants to be in it. He is winning it. He is motivated by himself and it’s an amazing thing to see!!
I really enjoy watching JR Smith and take a lot away from his performances. I am inspired by watching him on the court and watching the energy he brings with him all of the time. He’s a winner. He’s talented, he loves what he does, he practices what he does, and he pushes himself. JR Smith is getting recognized more and more for his unique style, skills and potential. I think JR Smith is an example of talent, hard work and drive paying off!! He’s inspiring and motivating on the court…and not just to other pro bball players, but to people in business and offices all around the globe!