This month if I could not get the game on my TV, I was not far from my phone many nights as my brother texted me updates on the scores of the Pittsburgh Penguins as they battled it out with the Sharks for the Stanley Cup in the NHL hockey finals.
For those who do not watch Hockey, WE WON!! It was awesome, incredible and many more adjectives.
And as the season ends, we bask in the glory of the win, read post game articles, and review our photos and overall high five one another on various social media sights. And we wait for FOOTBALL season to begin.
In a recent Boston Globe online magazine article, The Globemail, the Penguin coach, Mike Sullivan, spoke about the attributes of Sidney Crosby, one of the best hockey players EVER:
“ I don’t know that I’ve been around a player that has the same work ethic as Sid does,” Sullivan said. “That insatiable appetite to just try to get better and be the best. That’s why he’s as good as he is. Everybody sees his talent. There’s a lot of talented guys out there. But his work ethic allows him to be the player that he is. It sets a standard for our team when your captain and your top player brings a work ethic to the rink every day like he does.”
Having a great work ethic is what brings all the best, in any field to the top. An insatiable appetite to be better. That is what it takes. Rejection after rejection. In today’s publishing world, you must do everything you can to hone and sharpen your writing.
Are you hungry enough?