Are They Playing Your Song?

The press got all stirred up, and bitter fans had much to say. But the truth is, LeBron has been trying to rebuild his reputation after the wrecking ball hit it broadside when he took his talents to Miami many months back.

I think all of that happening was a result of taking himself way too seriously. And I would even venture to say if he had it to do over again, he would have stayed put in Cleveland.

The reality flash from a bucket of hot new 2012 rookies has made sure LeBron’s big Nikes stayed firmly planted in his throat. He is no longer the “awesome” draw he once was.

Still talented? You bet. Still at the top of his game? Mostly. But still the most loved player in the NBA? Not even close.

If he had seen himself as others were seeing him, perhaps the last year or so wouldn’t have been so rocky.

See, people loved him most when he was not so crazy about himself. When he began to take himself so seriously, he didn’t leave any room at the altar for his fan base.

He left them behind, hoped for their understanding, and lost the bet. They cut him loose and he has been trying to make up ground since.

Sometimes you hear of actors in a sitcom that can’t wait to quit the series and get a better role.

Maybe a baseball player who wants to get with a contender so he can be in a World Series. No obligation for him to lift the team he is on up; rather he

wants to be assigned somewhere where all the other pieces are in place and he can step in and get a ring.

Deep, man. Heavy. Only problem is, you didn’t “earn” it; you bought it ready-made.

So if the song that is important to you comes on and you add the drama, be sure it’s real. Here’s how you’ll know: Someone will say to you, “This song sounds like YOU, your life, your problem.”

The most true reflection of yourself is not the one you generously see in the mirror. Rather, it is the one people talk about when you are NOT in the room.

Listen for that some day; you may be surprised. Here you’re thinking your personal anthem is “I’m Too Sexy for my Shirt,” and the rest of the world thinks it’s “Domenic the Donkey.”

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Ron Ciancutti is the Purchasing Manager for Cleveland Metroparks. He is not on Facebook, but he can be reached at rdc@clevelandmetroparks.com.

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2 comments on “Are They Playing Your Song?

  1. Lisa Olson on said:

    If this is to the writer…cute article.

    If this is to Camp Business mag…last time I’ll open the mail!! Nothing to do with camping as was advertised. Waste of my time at work on a busy Friday.

  2. Scott on said:

    I read the whole article waiting for the camp hook, but I must have missed it. After feeling the impression music had on so many people in the author’s life, I was waiting to hear how he finally was able to relate when he heard that old camp song that brought him back to the time and place when he was with his friends during the summer at camp making those memories that we always say “last a lifetime.” Oh well. I agree with Lisa–why exactly was this article in a camp magazine?

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