A few years ago, you might remember that Mo Cheeks was the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. But did you also know he can sing?
Well, he can’t (as you’ll hear from the audio), but he didn’t let that stop him from stepping up and helping this young girl finish singing the National Anthem after she forgot the words in front of thousands of people.
The word that comes to mind after watching this video is leadership. Leaders step up and lead when no one else will. Tweet That!
Cheeks had no idea she was going to forget her words. They didn’t plan this before hand. But when the time to act came, he didn’t hesitate. He rushed over to her and said, “Come on, come on,” and gave her just enough help to get her going again. And pretty soon, his leadership had the whole stadium singing along. That’s what I call a leader.
Reflex of Character
I’ve heard this called the “Reflex of Character,” and I think it’s one of the most critical attributes we can attain in this life.
Contrary to what tara card readers and other fortune tellers tell us, we don’t know what each day will bring and what challenges and choices we might face. But we CAN make decisions NOW that will prepare us for those moments in the future. For example:
- Commit now to make everyone you meet feel important
- Commit now to stand up when everyone else is sitting down when standing for truth and right
- Commit now to never tolerate disrespect or abuse towards another human being
Threads of Success
A few years ago, I created a huge bullet point list of mantras/commissions that I wanted to follow. Each bullet point acts an individual thread that gets woven together with the other individual threads and hopefully over time will collectively become a pattern–a Pattern of Success. (Soon I’ll share some of these mantras with you.)
If you haven’t already, I invite you to make your own bullet point list of mantras–commitments that will prepare you for those unexpected moments where you’ll need your own Reflex of Character.
You never know when you’re going to need to do a little karaoke.