Sunday, November 11, 2007
"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard"
From unseeded Mercer College Basketball Coach Mark Slonake to his team preparing for No. 18 USC:

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard,"'


This is my quote of the week. Everyone knows incredibly talented people with horrible work ethics. One of my favorite rappers, Nas, would be bigger than Jay and 50 if he put in more work. Tracy McGrady has more talent than anyone in the NBA but Kobe outworks him. Mercer coach Mark Slonake has just given me another life mantra.

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posted by Sickamore @ 10:10 PM  
21 Comments:
  • At Nov 11, 2007, 10:41:00 PM, Blogger CMoney said…

    I agree. You can have all of the talent in the world, but if you don't use it to your full potential, you might lose to someone who has less talent, but works harder.

     
  • At Nov 11, 2007, 11:09:00 PM, Anonymous sunshyne said…

    that's true and the ones not puttin in work are always the ones complainin and sayin stuff isnt fair

     
  • At Nov 12, 2007, 9:52:00 AM, Anonymous klep one said…

    I like that quote...but I believe it was you my friend who said "You don't have to work hard, if you work smart".

     
  • At Nov 12, 2007, 12:48:00 PM, Blogger Harlem Political Child said…

    What If You work hard and noone gives you a chance, Jus tLike ED Cota! Alot of times when people get to a certain place, they dont look back and try to pull a hard working person with them...HMMM

     
  • At Nov 12, 2007, 1:10:00 PM, Blogger Sickamore said…

    I believe in taking chances, not waiting for people to give em to u

     
  • At Nov 13, 2007, 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Harlem Political Child said…

    tAKING cHANCES IS ONE THING, bUT yOU CANT TAKE CHANCES WITHOUT OPPURTUNITY..OKAY SO NEXT THING YOU SAY IS CREATE OPPURTUNITY, WELL SOMEONE GAVE YOU AN OPPURTUNITY AM I CORRECT? FROM THAT POINT ON YOU TOOK CHANCES, BUT IT ALL HAS TO START WITH THAT I BELIEVE IN THIS PERSON INTERACTION!

     
  • At Nov 13, 2007, 8:24:00 AM, Blogger Sickamore said…

    it started with me going hrd, not with the opp...people make their oportunities

     
  • At Nov 13, 2007, 8:32:00 AM, Anonymous 124 & Lenox said…

    @ the end of the day hard work is what will get you your respect, but my man harlem has a good point. If you are working hard and no one has given you an opportunity to do what you do you may not go far. But Nas just didn't work hard.

     
  • At Nov 13, 2007, 1:57:00 PM, Blogger Harlem Political Child said…

    Thats What Im talking about 124th and lenox. You can g oas hard as you possibly can, but If you dont have someone saying to the next guy. like yo dude right there might be worthwhile looking at, then it all means nothing. or you can jus tblast dudes who are madd fake and ge texposure that way..sort of like 50 cent. Sickamore i got nothing but respect for your grind and what you do, but dont sit here and act like someone wasnt looking out for you, thats bullshit. Oppurtunity comes when someone sees and says something, until then you can be Micheal Jordan but if noone says damn dude got game then its all in vain.

     
  • At Nov 13, 2007, 2:14:00 PM, Anonymous dEZ said…

    I AGREE WITH U, I BELIEVE NO STRUGGLE = NO PROGRESS. IN ORDER TO BE GREAT AT WHAT WE DO WE GOTTA PLAY HARD & BE SMART, MOST OF ALL WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE AN APPETITE TO BE GREAT @ WHAT WE DO...IN THE END WE HAVE TO BE **iNSANELY uNTOUCHABLE**...

     
  • At Nov 15, 2007, 8:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let Me find out, people run from honesty and secrets...and trust me their is alot of secrets out there right now

     
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    I think many successful folks make their own breaks. People often see a success story as the result of merely being in "right place at right time" (or knowing the right folks) but fail to acknowledge all the failures and struggles that came before the eventual success. So, I think to really reach your goals/dreams you must be willing to fail.

     
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