No this is not some silly Donald Trump ploy, ha. Ray Lewis is actually fired! He recently got released from his position at ESPN doing NFL analysis. A two-time super bowl winning champion, two-time defensive player of the year, future NFL Hall of Famer, and arguably top 5 linebacker of all time, got fired? Yup, that's right. Naturally I couldn't help but find a great takeaway in this situation.
Sure, Lewis will be fine, he's made millions throughout his career but that's not the point. This should be a stark reminder of the world we live in today. Yesterday's accomplishments will always be trumped by what can you do for me today and future days. Also reminding us that excellence in one specialty does not guarantee excellence in another. It merely and typically just grants us the opportunity to try.
The need to perform our best on a daily basis has never been in higher demand. The interesting challenge to note with this is the more you take on, the more prolific your position, and the higher you climb then the more in demand you and your job will be. Peak performance, continual growth, and improvement are a must to simply remain. Just ask Ray.