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What the kid in this Power Wheel can teach us about life

I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty down in the dumps after the Wizards fell just short in their comeback bid against the Raptors on Sunday afternoon. Every overtime loss is a crusher, but when you come sooooooo close to taking down the best team in the East after falling behind by 23? That’s a bitter, bitter pill to swallow.

Thankfully, watching this video of a kid crushing the Parking Challenge at Sunday’s game restored my spirits.

I think there are a few things we can all learn from this child that apply to basketball and life.

Smash that gas pedal

You can figure out which way to turn later. You’ll never move forward until you accelerate, and if you’re going to accelerate, you might as well see how fast you can go.

Don’t let anything get in your way

It’s a dog-eat-dog world. You have to go out there and get what’s yours or else someone will take it from you.

People will always come along to help guide you on your path

Just keep your head down and keep pushing forward. At some point, someone will help point you in the right direction, even if just obliterated one of their co-workers.

Tell your own story

Don’t let outside noise get to you. Anyone trying to puff you up with platitudes is just another obstacle on your path to success.

Don’t pity the people you trample on your path to success

That’s what their insurance is for.