Davidisms: Stay Hungry and Humble
When I was playing basketball in high school, I began taking the game seriously, realizing it could become a very large part of my life. Around that time, I asked an extremely successful basketball player to give me some advice on how to be better. I’ve never forgotten his advice. He said, “David, stay hungry and humble.”
What did he mean?
First, stay hungry. You can always improve. Always. No human being has ever arrived at perfection. It’s what Paul meant in Philippians 3:12. Perfection won’t happen until heaven.
Therefore, I could always become a better player. I needed to have a hunger to improve each day.
But this star player was also adjuring me to stay humble (James 4:6). No matter how successful I may become, I must remember that all I have is a gift from God. And how I use my gift is my gift to God.
As quickly as we receive gifts, they can be taken away.
Remain hungry and humble. Two keys for success in basketball.