Find Your Unique Way to Make a Difference

According to former NBA player Mark West, contributing to a team’s success doesn’t always come from being the best player. Find your unique way to make a difference.

To succeed in a sport, you must understand the sport and your ability and role within it, West says. When he was a player, he wasn’t always the best on the court but it was his role to put up the best fight. He may not have been the fastest or strongest but he always had the greatest strive to win. West really embraced this role once his coach showed him how he could make a difference in ways other than natural talent.

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