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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LeBron James: The only thing to worry about

James in 2014   (Photo by Keith Allison)
Taking a possible cue from Reinhold Neibuhr’s Serenity Prayer, LeBron James recently gave this advice to NFL player Odell Beckham, Jr.: At the end of the day, you control what you can control…  That’s the only thing I can worry about and should focus on.

James and Beckham both receive their (unfair?) share of the media glare.  James does not include sensationalism in the list of things he can control.  He focuses instead on the following: I approach the game, what I represent to the game and how I step out on the floor and compete every night with my teammates.

Having survived years of media blast (not the least of which has come from Charles Barkley), James knows whereof he speaks.  Cultivating an ability to separate wheat from chaff has been the basis of his ongoing sanity and success. 


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