I am a huge Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls fan. When I started Podiatric Medical School in the fall of 1990, I got season tickets to the Chicago Bulls in the upper rafters of the old Chicago Stadium. My cousin (a law student at the University of Chicago at the time) and I shared three tickets that cost $12 each. You did not read that wrong. I got to see Michael Jordan play every game for $12. At the time, I started dating my wife and we spent a lot of time at those basketball games together. In fact, we were such passionate fans that we took our daughter to a game during Michael Jordan’s last season with the Bulls when she was just 6 months old so that she could say she saw Michael Jordan.
A month ago, ESPN started showing the documentary, “The Last Dance” which is about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. It’s been an incredible documentary that my family and I have really enjoyed. My kids have always heard us talk about those experiences and now get to see just how awesome Michael Jordan and those teams were. We keep pausing the show so that my wife and I can tell our own stories of those times, much to my kids’ annoyance.
Besides the great memories, hearing and seeing Michael Jordan’s drive and commitment to being the best is quite thought provoking.
Today’s video talks about the dedication and commitment to being the best at whatever it is that you do. You don’t have to be the best in the world at anything but going after the thing that you want is paramount to the top levels of success.
The relationship between Michael Jordan and his trainer is a great example of how surrounding yourself with people that help you identify areas of improvement can make the difference from being good to being great.
If you haven’t started watching “The Last Dance”, I would highly encourage even the non-sports fan to do so. For those of you who are watching, enjoy the final two episodes and the greatness of Michael Jordan.
Have a great week.
P.S. When watching the video, you might be surprised that I didn’t have a basketball career.