Last night I met one of those persons. He was about 6' 2" or more. He was muscular. He thought he could dribble. He thought he could shoot. But he had one problem. He couldn't pass. As one of his team members, unless he was throwing the ball in from out of bounds, he never passed. If you passed it to him, the only chance of getting the ball back was through a rebound. There were many chances for those, because he kept taking bad shots both inside and outside. His teammates would be wide open, but he would never pass.
Here is the irony. He thought he was good, but he wasn't. He didn't know how to play as a team. But if he would have played as a team, he would have been very good. He had the skill but not the humility to be a good player.
As I have pondered this experience, (and in playing a lot of street basketball lately I have experienced this much) this is true with every organization. Many people with excellent skills hurt the organization, because they think the organization is all about them. We see this in churches. We see this in work places. We see this in so many different types of organizations. There is too much selfishness and not enough team playing. Sometimes team members even stop playing hard because they are going to be passed over anyhow. Have you been there?
The irony: if you want to be real good, surrender yourself and work together as a team in basketball, work, church, or any activity. If you want to be real good, walk with humility.