MVP Habits Wed, May 06, 2015
Good Morning Everyone!
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors recently won the NBA's MVP award for leading his team to the best record. He set an NBA single season record for made 3 point shots in one season and led the Warriors in scoring, assists, and steals. Yes, his father played in the NBA and he certainly was born with some athletic genes, but his success is largely because of his work ethic and his positive habits. He won the MVP long before 2015 because of his positive habits.
Back when Curry was 16, he attended the Kobe Bryant Nike Skills Academy for top players. However, he was not the most highly regarded prospect at the time. One of the trainer's, Alan Stein (a strength & conditioning coach), at the camp recounted how before the training began in the morning, Curry would start about 30 minutes early before anyone else was on the court. Curry made between "100-150 shots" before camp even started. Then after each workout concluded, Curry would not leave the court until he made 5 straight free throws.
The trainer, Alan Stein, who witnessed Curry's practice habits, explained, "...success is not an accident, success is actually a choice." Stein poses a question that's very relevant, "Are the habits that you have today on par with the dreams you have for tomorrow?" He adds, "...whatever you do on a regular basis today, will determine where you will be tomorrow." Keep establishing those positive habits and enjoy your Thursday!