Million Dollar Arm actor Jon Hamm revealed in his May cover story that he’s incredibly proud of his alma mater from the John Burroughs School outside of St. Louis because it was so integral to his upbringing. He learned that success should be encouraged and admonishes “weird backlash” against ambition in America—the observation irritates him.
Tip 4: Surpass Your Potential
“It’s become a thing to just aspire to be a regular person,” Hamm said. “No, actually, you should desire to be better. My greatest takeaway from my school was that ‘as good as you could be’ wasn’t good enough. Be better. Do sports and science and arts, all of it. Do all of it.”
Tip 5: Be Humble
“What I do is not curing cancer or rocket science or lead mining—anything tremendously difficult or world changing. I understand where I am in the cosmic order of things, and I’m OK with it. I also don’t need it to be anything else…
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