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Maybe It’s My Fault

by Parin Patel

Michael Jordan dunks over Greg Anthony of the New York Knicks.

Michael Jordan dunks over Greg Anthony of the New York Knicks.

One of my favorite tracks from The Blueprint to Success Mixtape is The Classic.

ET emphasizes the fact that you need to be competing and working on your dreams every single day because you never know what life will bring next – nothing is guaranteed.

You’re not the only one trying to make it to the NBA or NFL.
You’re not the only one trying to become a Doctor or Dentist.
You’re not the only one trying to start your own business.

You ain’t the only one doing what you doing.
– Eric Thomas

Right?

So you can’t afford to make any excuses or slack off.

And that’s why I love how they integrated Michael Jordan’s “Maybe It’s My Fault” commercial into the track. Being a basketball fan myself, I can definitely appreciate the message Jordan delivers in that commercial.

He made the game look so easy!

Anytime he was on the court, it’s like everything was so effortless.

And as fans, it’s easy to take the countless hours he spent perfecting his fade away for granted. It’s easy to forget that he became the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time not by talent alone – he worked for it, every single day of his life.

Maybe it’s my fault that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation.
– Michael Jordan

And that level of hard work and dedication is required to reach any level of GREATness.

So as you start 2013, make a commitment to never make any excuses.
To never take anything for granted.
To give all you have!
Every! Single! Day! 24/7/365!

Happy New Year.

Maybe it’s my fault.

Maybe I led you to believe it was easy,
When it wasn’t.

Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line,
And not in the gym.

Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner.
That my game was built on flash, and not fire.

Maybe it’s my fault that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength,
That my pain was my motivation.

Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift,
And not something I worked for,
Every single day of my life.

Maybe I destroyed the game.
Or maybe,
You just making excuses.

How will you make 2013 your GREATest year yet? Are you committed to GREATness?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: ESPN

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