Instant gratification is so overrated. It's about the process. It's the difficulty. It's the grind of all of it that you better enjoy. That's what makes it great.
How do you build a successful organization or culture? It's the people. The people part, in business and basketball, is huge.
It's easy to be a good person when things are going well. We try to find people that will rise up when things are not going well. When we build a team, it's not just how is this person going to be when things are good... when things are rough... then who are you?
If you work with people that are bringing you up constantly - really bright, really passionate people - you can't help but get pulled in that direction.
It comes down to competitiveness. I hate to lose. We want people in our organization that hate to lose - that want to compete every single day, so you continue to strive to win.
If you like who you work with, who you interact with every day, you're going to accomplish better things.
If you can build a team full of high-quality people, and you bring aboard someone who may lack qualities, they're probably likely to go in the right direction.
You stay elite by constantly moving forward.
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