Opportunities are everywhere, so you build up for them in preparation for the strike.
But in preparing for the ‘next thing’ you forget about right now, in this space and time.
How do you appreciate the present without getting obsessed with the future?
Self-service is obvious and ugly. It’s not all about you, it’s about the team you’re trying to help. The endeavor is a cohesive one rather than an individual one.
Sometimes great leadership requires selfishness. Someone’s got to lead the comeback or attempt that game-winning shot. But most of the time, your work requires that it help others too, and not just yourself.