LeBron James: Victim & Champion
By: Neil Siskind
LeBron James was the victim of an absent father- but he is a “champion” on and off the court. He is a scorer, a leader, a “present” father, and a philanthropist.
NBA Champion, LeBron James, posted the following statement on Twitter:
“Because of you Pops! Thanks. All along could have said why me with u not being there, but look what I made of myself.”
The attitude of a champion, the heart of a champion. LeBron never even met his father. But he persevered, practiced and stayed out of trouble. Sure he was blessed with God-given talent. But everyone has their own special quality to trade on. Your “special quality” is not that you have an absent father. That is your “challenge”. Like LeBron, let your challenge feed your special quality or skill- and your desire to capitalize on it. You don’t have to be a star athlete or a movie star- you just have to be an honest and productive “you”.
“You can’t climb to the top of a mountain if the sides are all smooth.”
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