Six-time NBA champion and the league's all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showed up to practice just like every other highly capable professional basketball player.
But his unwavering focus on his goals translated into success no other player has been able to achieve.
"You have to realize what your goal is and focus on getting to that goal," Abdul-Jabbar told CNBC. "You can't get distracted."
"I think the best thing to do is just to realize where you want to get to every day," he added.