How to Be An All-Star at Anything
To be an All-Star is to be the best of the best. It’s to have the skills, the drive, and the determination to excel in your chosen field. But it’s more than that. It’s also about being a leader, a role model, and a positive force in the world. And, yes, you can be an All-Star without ever being voted to the All-Star team. In the words of my old Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach: “An All-Star is anyone that has the guts to go all-in to achieve their full potential.”
By doing so, All-Stars inspire others to reach their full potential. For example, Magic Johnson always inspired us when we played against him in the summer at Michigan State University.
If you want to be an All-Star, you need to be willing to work hard. You need to be passionate about your goals. And you need to be willing to help others along the way. But most importantly, you need to believe in yourself. If you believe that you can achieve anything, then you’re already halfway there.”
For more inspiration, see Erik’s 2023 Commencement Address here on YouTube .