I like the Boston Celtics (I know that’s taboo to say that in Philly) but last year when the Miami Heat were in the NBA Finals I was rooting for them to win but I wasn’t jumping on their band wagon. Liking another team and jumping on the bandwagon are two separate things. I liked the Heat because I thought they were the better team but I wasn’t fronting like I was a lifetime Miami Heat fan. That’s what people do when they jump on the bandwagon — try to act like they were down all the time with that team. This happens in life also when you start to be successful!
There will be people who never really supported your goals and dreams but once you start to do well and once you make it, they will be all over you as if they were supporting you from day one. That’s why I am leery of bandwagon jumpers. I don’t believe that the bandwagon approach is ever appropriate even though it can lend itself to some productivity, however this productivity is often false and temporary. It is not grounded in loyalty or substances.
Soon as we become popular people will want to be around us and be part of our team. These aren’t the same people who were with us during the times when we were on our grind. A true friend is not bandwagon jumper. A true friend is there with us during the ups and downs. Strive to know who your true friends are from the beginning and don’t let the band wagon jumpers jump on.