It’s easy for us to look beyond the obviously valuable, and instead shine a light on someone in a secondary role.
It’s because most of us live & work in secondary roles. We tend to feel we are unsung, and that those above us aren’t *that* much different than us, relative to their credit and pay.
So it’s easy to bypass Steph Curry and LeBron James, and give an MVP to an X-factor like Andre Iguodala.
But it’s not the XVP, it is the MVP.
Many of us are the Iguodala of our workplace. We’re impactful, we’re willing, and we’re talented.
And we’re relatively replaceable.
Steph Curry and LeBron James are the planets around which opposing coaches orbit game plans.
They are the gravity that pulls defenders away from the Iguodalas, Smiths, and Dellavedovas. Your and my best chance at getting a bucket in an NBA game isn’t playing alongside Iggy–it’s paired with Steph or LeBron.
They are the car’s engine, the house’s foundation, and the bank account’s balance.
The deciding factor when you bought your car may have been those sweet rims, but they don’t hold more value than the engine.
What’s next, a standing ovation for Shane Robinson?
It’s hard not to like Shane–he’s who we think we’d look like if we got to go out there.
Most of us are a lot like him.
Not all that valuable.
And certainly not the most.
The M stands for Most.