Personal motivation

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft, as the 35th pick. He is now the heart of the team that has won the NBA championship for 2 of the past 3 years.

Draymond’s teammates are an important contributor to his success. The opportunity to play with these teammates is partially driven by Draymond’s choices and partially driven by the choices of the Warriors management which brought these players together. So part of Draymond’s success is because of external factors.

But the internal factor of personal motivation also helps. Here is Draymond reciting the names of each of the 34 players that were drafted before him.

Originally published at Thoughts of a VC.