A Lesson Learned from NBA All-Star Selections and Snubs
January 24, 2018
The NBA All-Star East and West reserves were announced yesterday, and of course everyone wasn’t satisfied. There were a few players who many thought should have been selected, but that wasn’t the case. The most notable snubs were Paul George, Chris Paul, Ben Simmons,Lou Williams and Andre Drummond. While some would say those who were selected are well deserving, others would not. It seems certain players may have been rewarded for the teams they're on rather than their actual play. But, what’s done is done and we have our all-stars. Take a look at the east and west starters and reserves for the 2018 NBA All-Star game that will be held in LA on Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
If we can take one thing from yesterday’s NBA All-Star reserves selections, it’s that you won’t always be rewarded for your hard work or accomplishments. Does that mean you stop working as hard or trying to accomplish things? No. Just because what you’ve done isn’t being recognized in some big way, doesn’t mean it has gone unnoticed. I’m sure the teammates, fans, and organizations behind those players that were snubbed recognize the work of those players and the seasons they’re having. Just because they didn’t make the all-star team doesn’t mean they aren’t appreciated. I know those players will continue to put in work on and off the court, especially as a statement to those from which they didn’t get the all-star nod.
Like those players, we all should continue to work hard at our crafts, our jobs, and in our lives period. Even if the work isn’t recognized, its meaningful. Sometimes you will work hard for something and will come up short of your goal. The hard work wasn’t wasted, the process wasn’t a failure. There is always a takeaway from those moments. It is your job not to dwell on being unsuccessful or a lack of recognition, but to find a silver lining in what you did do. Remember, its not about the destination, but the journey itself.