How should assisting GOATs feel like?
For those familiar with sports talk, fans and the media always talk about GOATs or athletes who are the “greatest of all time”. This is an extremely high honor and there is sense for players to aspire being the GOAT of their sport.
But in a podcast hosted by NBA player JJ Redick, he interviewed former Laker and champion Alex Caruso, a fan favorite role player when the LA Lakers won the championship during the NBA bubble in 2020. Caruso mentioned that for NBA players to flourish, they need to learn their roles. They can be the star of their high school team, but when it comes to the NBA, their talents might be best framed as assisting the best players or those with GOAT potential.
It is always a struggle finding that balance – when do we concede that certain things are beyond our scope, and when do we dare to break our initially perceived limits? There is no easy answer, except to be very self-aware. Maybe it is somewhere between being intimately aware of our flaws while projecting an authentic kind of confidence born from arduous preparation.
Whether the context calls for us to assist GOATs or if we are fortunate to be considered having GOAT potential ourselves, it should feel like we are always better today than yesterday.
John 1:29-34. The testimony of John the Baptist
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-003: JANUARY 3, 2023]