Height, skin color, your shoes — People are always trying to prejudge each other’s possibilities in the context of their surroundings.
But the old adage rings true: Never judge a book by its cover.
The good news for the last pick in the draft is that there’s only upside.
For one, underdog status builds up a voltage of motivation.
Psychologically, the forgotten ones are already drafting their own blueprints. With a chip on their shoulder, they already have material to hone: to prove the doubters wrong.
Never question the invisibility cloak of work ethic, practice, and skill.
The star that emerges is rarely the one that we’re all expecting.