From the words of NBA sideline reporter/broadcaster, Craig Sager. (I agree with his quote.) At 65 years old, he died today from acute myeloid leukemia. (He ignored cancer treatment.) Importantly, he chose to live and die naturally.
Why am I writing about him?
To this day, I grew up watching NBA basketball. (I love watching and playing the game since I was in 5th grade.) On television, I always saw him enthusiastically sideline reporting great NBA players, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and others. (He was always easily spotted for wearing bright lively, fancy suited attire.)
His tribute video shown below.
As a successful iconic reporter for more than three decades on Turner Network Television, Craig Sager's quote sounds like life is simple, but it is not.
Truly, life is very complex. (Importantly, Craig fully pursued his passion to get where he is now. Craig had the complete "drive" to his passion.)
Obviously, I am no way near Craig's career. (Then again, I cannot compare his life with mine or anybody else.) I do not want to become a sports broadcaster/reporter, like Craig. First and foremost, I envied his "drive." (You are my inspiration.)
For me, the toughest part in life is to stay focused mentally, physically, and spiritually day-by-day. (On September 19, 2016, I once wrote this on my first ever post, "Where Am I At Now?") Yes, it is a huge challenge.
I want to hear more from successful people on how they keep that "drive" going. Tim Ferriss interviewed successful people, like famous celebrities and athletes, on his podcast. (I have not heard his podcast yet.) Then, he recently wrote a book about it, "Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers." (I will start reading his book tonight.)
Sorry, I went off tangent as usual.
Going back to Craig's quote is similar to what my high school PE coach constantly told my class, "Life is all about choices." (Also, I mentioned this in my first post as well.)
Rest in peace, Craig Sager. Enjoy life, like himself.
(Remember that Nickelodeon TV cartoon show, Doug)
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