Disclaimer: this is another NBA playoff inspired blog post. But even if you’re not a sports fan, hang in there. You still may get some value from this.
One of the rising young stars of this year’s post-season is 25-year old Golden State Warriors point-guard Steph Curry.
In only his fourth year of professional basketball, Steph is already considered by many to be one of the greatest shooters of all-time.
Last season, he shot 45% from the three-point line while breaking the single season record for most three-point shots made.
In yesterday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, none of that seemed to matter.
Curry’s shot lacked its characteristic accuracy.
Nevertheless, he kept shooting.
At one point, one of the television commentators said the following:
“The thing about Steph Curry is that he keeps shooting even when he’s having a bad game. He’s so confident in his shot that he knows he’ll eventually find his groove if he just stays at it.”
And that’s precisely what Curry did; he stayed at it, found his groove, scored eight consecutive points, and led his team to a late comeback victory.
Here’s today’s two cents:
Keep shooting for your dreams. Keep shooting for a better life. Keep shooting for higher possibilities.
Even when you fall short, even when your rhythm is off, even when you’re having a rough stretch, keep shooting until you find your groove.
As long as there is time on the clock, take another shot.
At least that’s the way I see it (until Steph Curry stops making shots like a maniac).
P.S. One of the reasons why Steph Curry is so confident in his shot is because he practices relentlessly. His confidence is based on competence and his competence is based on commitment. If you’re committed to being your best, then it’ll eventually payoff when you keep doing your best.