NBA star LeBron James is one of the most successful people that have ever walked on Earth. He’s a basketball star, businessman and philanthropist. LeBron’s latest deals with the Los Angeles Lakers brought him $154 million and a career boost. It seems like he has the perfect advice for everyone, including his teen self.
“I don’t want advice, and the reason i don’t want advice is because every experience is a teacher. Every experience that you have is the best teacher in life. You could read books, you could have great parents, you could have great mentors, but in order for you…to be able to tackle something, you have to go through things,” the 33-year-old basketball player said.
King James didn’t have the happiest childhood, but that only made him grow into a strong man. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, and worked really hard to get this far.
“So all the experiences that I’ve had along the way since I’ve became known at 15, all the way to my age now. There’s been bumps, there’s been bruises, there’s been good, there’s been bad, there’s been obstacles, but I’ve learned how to deal with them because I experienced them,” LeBron said.
His experience shaped him into a successful person, and helped him clear his vision. LeBron knew that there are kids out there who need his help, and opened a public school for at-risk children in his hometown Akron, Ohio.
“It’s hard to go off of somebody else’s experience. I could tell you guys, I could try to coach you guys, and me being a parent, that’s what I’m doing with my kids right now. I could give them the blueprint, but at the end of the day, they’re going to have to travel their own road,” the king added.
LeBron James is a definition of success, and that’s pretty much everything that sums up his life.