Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, if not the best. Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. And Tiger Woods is, you guessed it, one of the best golfers of all time. Those are very fair and reasonable statements to make. These men have all won multiple awards in their respective fields and dominate. But there is one thing that really stands out to me about their success: they picked something they loved to do and mastered it.
Many of us have big dreams and goals, but we’re not sure how to achieve them. Some of us don’t know what we want in life so we end up wasting time or waiting for inspiration. The main thing about Tom Brady, Eminem, and Tiger Woods is that they knew what they wanted to do from a young age and just went after it relentlessly.
Tom Brady has thrown thousands of passes on and off the field until he became the best. He practiced every situation on offense and defense, optimized his fitness and reaction time, and became prepared for every situation with practice drills. He worked harder than everyone around him and made football his life’s work, now he is considered the GOAT and has 6 Super Bowl rings.
Eminem became the most successful and popular rapper ever because of that same dedication. He spends hundreds, if not thousands, of hours writing lyrics for his songs and practicing. He mastered his rhymes, rhythm, and flow until very few rappers could match his talent. He now has several successful albums, won many awards, and has sold millions of albums.
Tiger Woods became the world’s top golfer, went on the decline for a while, and now he is on top again. He practices his golf swing thousands of times in all different situations, using different clubs and accounting for weather conditions. Much like Tom and Eminem, he takes a scientific approach to every situation. His dedication and mastery of the sport has led him to win 18 World Golf Championships, making him arguably the GOAT in his sport.
These men all share a few other traits as well. They all faced a lot of criticism and hate from their fans and competitors. They all had periods where they failed and lost, but they rose up and started winning again. And most importantly, they all have rock-solid determination and drive to never give up.
All of these things really stick out to me because I’m honestly jealous. These guys knew exactly what they wanted in life, had the motivation and discipline to go after it, and became the best at it. Achieving their goals and making millions of dollars along the way. Now they will go down in history and always be remembered as legends. THAT is why these guys have millions of fans worldwide. They were able to achieve things that many of us only dream of and inspire us to be great. Whatever you want in life, go after it. Be like Tom, Tiger, and Eminem. If you don’t know what you want yet, that’s fine. Many of us don’t know exactly what our goal is and what kind of legacy we want to leave. Like Gary Vee says, ‘Think about what you want to do for the rest of your life. Now go do that.’ Find your passion and turn it into a career. You can either go after what you want and live the most fulfilling life you can, or you can take the easy route and settle for less. The choice is yours.