Michael Jordan and Web Design
Spoiler alert: this article is especially for me. A reminder to continue to push to be better.
Michael Jordan is my favorite basketball player of all time. Allen Iverson is a close second. But, both players exemplify a competitive desire that is surpassed by very few. A desire to be good. Rather, to be great.
The thing is — we all want to be great, but we don’t want the pain that comes with it. The pain of consistency and self-discipline.
What I want more than being great — it’s being helpful. A web designer that is a valuable asset. Being great and helpful kind of go hand-in-hand, but there’s a point where being great can override being helpful.
That’s why my new aim is to not be the Michael Jordan of web design, but rather the Phil Jackson of web design (the coach, and not the GM version of Phil). Just as competitive, with a touch more helpfulness than greatness.