You’re not supposed to be here, but you are. This new Nike Basketball commercial featuring Lebron to kick off the 2016-2017 NBA season is really well done. Dare I say, it even left me sentimental, and almost with a tear in my eye, as I reminisced over my own high school basketball career (career is a loose term) and a time I came out of nowhere to block a shot, pinning it against the glass in a summer league game. The stakes weren’t quite as high, but this took me back there. Great commercial.
Make the most of every day. Life is a gift. Be in the moment. Stay hungry. Stay humble. Keep working. Believe.
I’ve unfortunately been reminded, far too often, over the past couple years, that we are not on this Earth forever. Time is our greatest resource. There is no “someday.” There is right now. Does this mean, live completely hedonistically and Carpe Diem constantly? No. Not to me, at least. But it does mean that our time is limited. It’s very important to focus on the things that really matter. Work hard and contribute to society, but enjoy yourself. Take chances. Follow what you are passionate about. Spend quality time with those family members, friends and significant others that you care about. Don’t take time for granted. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can and should do today. Be true to yourself. Spread love. Have faith. Spend your time wisely. There is no time to waste being mistreated, and no time to waste not being 100% committed to the work, activities and relationships you enter into. We are not here forever. Focus on what really matters.
One Sunday night, about a year ago, in preparing for my work week, and after a substantial amount of familial tragedy, stress and pain–not to mention the usual work stress–I needed a relief valve. I needed something to let out some emotion, and change my perspective.
I simply Googled, “this video will make you cry.” This was one of the results. I’ve watched it a few times since.