It’s Gotta Be the Shoes – Michael Jordan & Mars Blackmon Remix Tribute

So, what makes a person one of the best entrepreneurs alive? So many things come to mind but usually, people notice only the shiny stuff. They think that being successful means owning the fanciest cars, wearing the most expensive shoes, having thousand dollar haircuts, a big mansion, fancy clothes, and more.

Mostly, people take note of the results of a person’s journey to success but not the journey itself. In fact, the results are all that the world is concerned about today. Nobody cares what you did to get there, they only care if you get there. That becomes the scale with which people measure your worth. This is a sad state of affairs because it’s really about the journey and not the destination.

And then, people wonder why they are not able to get anywhere in life. If they are merely concerned with the end goal and don’t want to undergo the hard work to get there, then obviously they won’t! People want overnight successes these days and it is these types of success stories that don’t last. Sure, there have been many rags to riches stories but there have also been a whole lot of riches to rags story.

That’s because people don’t know the worth and value of the wisdom a person receives when they are working day in and day out towards their goal. They don’t value the lessons they learn by facing the plethora of challenges head-on. They don’t want to go through the headaches and the rough patches which are actually necessary for every journey to build character.

The same usually happens when people talk about Michael Jordan. They see that he is a billionaire athlete (the very first one to be precise) and they think that he made his money easily and without doing work. This couldn’t be further from the truth. He has dedicated his whole life to something that he absolutely loves and that is why he was rewarded so handsomely.

Of course, he is a natural at what he does and that obviously helped but at the end of the day, it is hard work that finally paid off. That and a lot of smart decisions he has taken for more than three decades now. It is important to understand these moves and decisions because there is a whole lot we can learn from them and use them in our lives as well.

In fact, there are a lot of successful people from whom we can learn quite a lot. All of that can help us in our own journey as we work towards our goals. Facing the endless challenges, dealing with roadblocks, learning the value of things, and so much more becomes easier. It’s just one of those things you need to be doing if you are serious about your dreams and desires.