Today in my class The Branding of Me, we watched the TED video by Simon Sinek. I had watched part of it before a couple months ago, but I really enjoyed being able to watch/think about it again today in class.
Today when I watched it, his ending words stood out to me.
“There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority. But those who lead inspire us. Whether they’re individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. And it’s those who start with “why” that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them.”
If you have a few minutes, I would encourage you to watch this video (or try to watch it some point).
Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball on April 15, 1947, which was exactly 66 years ago today. When I listened to the part of the video about leaders, I thought of Jackie Robinson. Through his actions, courage and determination Jackie Robinson was a incredible leader and true inspiration.
Sibling’s have a special connection. I cannot imagine what it would be like to play with, or against, a sibling in a professional sport. In honor of Siblings Day, these are some of my favorite siblings in sports right now.
They have also shown they have a great sense of humor…
Marc and Pau Gasol
The Gasol brothers have combined to have 5 All-Star game appearances in the NBA. They have also come together to help Spain win two silver medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Venus and Serena Williams
For almost 15 years (Venus won 2 Grand Slams in 1999), the William sisters have dominated in women’s tennis. They have won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles together and 3 Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles. They have also won a combined 22 Grand Slam singles titles.