Nothing came that way

Posted: September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Nnamdi Asomugha, played professional football for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Sanfransico 49ers. After his football career Nnamdi became a professional actor, he is starring in and producing the film Crown Heights. As part of the Crown Heights build up Nnamdi was on one of my favorite talk shows.

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The host of the talk show brought up Nnamdis’ success and his various careers. Nnamdi then mentioned something that really resonated with me.  He mentioned how he worked hard at football and now works hard at acting and producing. Nnamdi is a really good actor and as a football player, he was called a “shutdown corner” (meaning that he was really good). Nnamdi said that he worked hard because nothing ever came easy for him and then he asked if anything was easy? My answer is no.

Nothing is easy, everything takes effort.

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

― Malcolm GladwellOutliers: The Story of Success

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success he takes much effort to point out the importance of purposeful practice. Practice and hard work make you good and keep you good. Practice is hard and not fun and no one wants to do it but that’s why there are very few good people at things.  Practice and hard work paying off are also why anyone can become a success. Anyone willing to sacrifice and work very very hard can be a success.

I am not disillusioned and I understand that many children start life at a much lower rung than others but if you read Nnamdis’ wiki page you should notice how much he participates in philanthropy and I encourage you to do the same.  Helping others realize just how valuable they are is something that makes a huge difference in your life and theirs.  Guess what? Philanthropy is hard to, why? Because everything good is hard.  When you’re ready to quit I encourage you to remind yourself of this fact, everything is hard.  Dig in those heels and push forward my friend.

Peace

john3c

 

 

 

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