Two-A-DaysPosted on November 09, 2010
Hard work is good. I was up and blogging and answering emails from our fans at 4:30 am yesterday. I then showered and left to go to train station to attend a 9:00 am meeting in Philadelphia. I was in Philly from 9:00 to 11:00 am. I took the train back to DC; came into the offices for a meeting; then went to a conference related to philanthropy held by the Harmon Family across the street from Verizon Center. I delivered a keynote address; came back to Verizon Center; held some more meetings; then I attended the second practice for our team in our practice court. I stayed at Verizon Center and worked until 7:00 pm. Then I went to Georgetown University and taught a class from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm. I finally returned home at 10:30 pm. I had an 18 hour work day yesterday. Holding a second spirited practice yesterday was the right thing to do for the Washington Wizards. Work ethic; enthusiasm; and positive attitude matter. To our team; to our coaches and staff; to our fans; and frankly to me. Read this article. I tend to look at things though in a more positive light. We are a young team but with some players that need to round into shape, we can physically afford to conduct two practices in one day. Also had we won a close game at home on Saturday, we would be playing on Wednesday for a .500 record. If you look at the standings, a 2-3 record would qualify for the playoffs if the playoffs started today. :-) No joke. Click here. The difference between success and failure in professional sports is quite small. Hard work is the foundation to all success - in business, in sports and in life.