PART 1: 4 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM LEBRON JAMES

A Pro Athlete’s Experience Playing Against the Best Basketball Player in the World (Part 1 of 3)

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“Yo, Huff — is that LeBron James?”

LEBRON’S LIFE LESSON #1: HOW TO EARN RESPECT

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Photo by Tiago Felipe Ferreira on Unsplash

How many of us are afraid to jump on the tightrope and risk something day in and day out?

But I still didn’t feel like I was ready to play against LeBron.

How do we earn respect and grow faster?

Seek out the experiences that push you right outside your comfort zone.

LIFE LESSON #2: CREATE REALITY THROUGH TENSION

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Photo by Johnson Wang on Unsplash

Einstein says: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

This was the real moment of growth for me.

LIFE LESSON #3: PRACTICE BEING AN UNDERDOG

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“A male fighter standing in the ring wearing boxing gloves in Chiang Mai” by Ryan Tang on Unsplash

“You think the shadow is the substance.” ~ Rumi

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Photo by Rendiansyah Nugroho on Unsplash

LeBron’s ability to disconnect from the world of internal and external critics is what makes him truly special.

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by Oliver Cole on Unsplash

LIFE LESSON #4: FACE YOUR COURAGE

“The lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.” — Rumi

COURAGE.

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SO WHO WON THE GAMES AGAINST LEBRON?

Courage comes from within and requires a willingness to act.

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READ PART TWO ON HOW TO BEAT LEBRON JAMES.

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