This weekend I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Derrick Rose, the all-star point guard of the Chicago Bulls.
On the surface, Derrick is no different from any of us. He is truly a down to earth, fun and like-able guy, but what struck me most about his similarities to the many of us was his size. Typically an NBA all-star is noticeably larger in stature than the average man. However, standing next to Derrick he stood only an inch and a half to two inches taller than me, while carrying a similar build.
The major difference between Derrick and the majority of us is invisible and that is his fire and passion for basketball. This passion has allowed him to tap into the pre-existing potential of his basketball talent and physical capabilities to the extent that regardless of size, he is considered to be among the elite professional basketball players!
Upon reflecting on the opportunity to meet Derrick, it reminded me of a wish I had made earlier in the week. At the end of a leadership development meeting, everyone was asked to answer the following question:
“If you had one wish for everyone in the room this holiday season what would it be?”
I want to share my answer because the same wish I have for our leadership team, I have for everyone who will read these words…
My wish for you…
My wish for us…is…that you’ll receive a clear unfiltered view of just a 1/4 of the potential you have to offer yourself, your loved ones…the world!
I say just a 1/4 of the potential, because if many of us could see ourselves even a year from now or ten years from now truly embracing our full potential it may seem more like a dream or completely unattainable in contrast to where we are today.
Who knows…It might even scare you…
So…my wish this holiday season is that all of us will catch a glimpse of who we can be if we just begin to reach our full potential.
We all have the potential to be all-stars for whatever we’re passionate about. So go ahead! Harness your inner Derrick Rose and tap into your pre-existing potential…
…and if you don’t know what that passion is…my wish for you is that soon a flame ignites inside you and your passion is clearly revealed.
About the Author:
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker
Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
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