Mark Cuban last night posted an e-mail he received from a local college student. Something about what the kid writes rings false. Isn’t sending a message like this to Cuban the equivalent of saying “My biggest weakness is that I’m too much of a perfectionist” during a job interview?
I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced addictive behavior before, but I’m sure you’ve got an idea of what it would be like.Â Now I want to specify that I’m not addicted to drugs or alcohol or any of that junk.Â I’m addicted to adventure.Â Of pushing physical boundaries and experiencing new things.
But man, it’s killing me right now.Â I can’t focus on anything that I need to do.Â I’m a full-time undergrad and real estate agent (among other things), andÂ thisÂ desperate search for adventure is not driving me toward my goals;Â it is crippling me.Â Before you had the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want, how did you maintain focus on the things you needed to do?
Thing is, Cuban isn’t necessarily the same kind of thrill-seeker, “pushing physical boundaries,” that this student seems to think he is. The one time I watched Cuban’s failed reality show, The Benefactor, I remember him refusing to do some sort of bungee-jump-type thing over at the Speedzone when the contestants took him there.