Anthony Mason, who played for the Knicks, recently passed away at 48 years old. Absolutely tragic. I remember meeting him during his playing days. We’ve also lost Leonard Nimoy and, before that, Stuart Scott from ESPN. Countless other celebrities have been lost at very young ages.
When it comes to losing celebrities, especially the younger ones, I find it difficult to watch any of the shows, broadcasts, or movies they were in. Strange but true.
In fact, one of my favorite movies — Roadhouse, starring Patrick Swayze — will never be the same to me. You can add Tommy Boy, Good Will Hunting, and Moneyball to the list, too.
We’re reminded all too often how we take life for granted. One day, it will all be over.
I was listening to a sports radio station and they were discussing Anthony Mason. Of course, the discussion was centered around how his life was too short, how good the Knicks were back then, and the impact he had while he was with them. What really struck me was how they said his teammates described Mason as a workhorse. A hard worker who never quit. A leader. A great teammate. Someone you always wanted to be around.
That’s not a bad legacy.
When it comes down to it, there are really two things in life that you have complete control over: your attitude and your effort. Whether it’s fielding ground balls, helping a child with their reading, training for a big fight, or marketing, customer service and selling, attitude and effort are everything.
And I mean everything.
Your attitude is your mindset about someone or something. Your attitude makes you who you are. In turn, attitude drives effort – your language, behaviors and all of your actions.