LeBron James's greatness has been preordained since he was 16 years old and, in reality, well before that. But even as a high school sophomore, LeBron knew it would take more than his God-given talents to succeed. "Every day you've got to go out there and work because there's someone out there working too and, I think, if you stop they could pass you up."
Fast forward to 14 years and four MVP awards later, James is in hot pursuit of his third NBA championship and still devoting every waking moment to basketball.
If the most talented athlete of this generation has to put this much work in to be at his best, how much harder do the rest of us have to work?