Ignore the naysayers.
People told Magic he was too tall to be a point guard. They also told him he couldn’t go from the court to the boardroom. He was determined to prove them wrong. “All those doubters, I was able to say, ‘No, you’re not going to define who I can become,’” he explains. Whether you’re chasing what you believe you’re capable of or sticking to your guns in your decision-making, ignore those who doubt you.
Mitigate your failures.
You won’t win every game or deal, so learn from those moments. This requires self-evaluation. “You can learn from your mistakes and still come out to be successful,” says Magic.