Play Big: Serve the Greater Good

“Truly playing big is about using your talents and gifts to a cause greater than yourself.”      

Jameer Nelson, 2015 - Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets
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Mark Samuel – Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power Of Personal Accountability

To play big is to think big. To think big is to see the big picture. Seeing the big picture is being able to visualize in your mind everything your team needs to succeed, and using your talents and gifts to help your team be successful.


To believe in greatness is to believe in the potential and power of any moment. To believe that at any moment, whetherit’s at a practice or in a game, you have been given an opportunity to help your team succeed. Your team’s success depends upon your desire and determination to step up, seize the moment and serve the greater good – your team.


So, ask yourself. What can I do to help one of my teammates become a better player? How can I be a valuable teammate and leader so that my team is stronger and more successful?


Anthony Lanzillo is a mental skills coach to athletes and writes about the mental game for various sports websites. Read Anthony’s perspective on leadership here:

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