Najee stared at the chessboard like it was a long-lost friend. When his father started reading aloud and explaining what each individual piece was called and how it was allowed to move, Najee nodded his head without speaking. He just understood. It’s not hard to imagine Derek Jeter at a similar age, holding a bat in his hand for the first time. Picture Spike Lee looking through his first camera lens, or Peyton Manning tossing his first pass. Like Tiger Woods ripping his very first drive, or Oprah conducting her first interview, another natural—Najee McGreen—was holding a chess piece in his hand for the first time. “This is my move,” Najee declared, pushing the white pawn forward. Using the directions as a guide, Mr. McGreen made a move. Najee wasted no time before countering with a move of his own. Mr. McGreen realized that this wasn’t luck. But how could a five-year-old be playing a complicated game he had just learned? It simply didn’t make sense. Mr. McGreen would find out the answer to this question over the next several years. Looking back, he would understand that this had been the moment when greatness revealed itself. It’s likely that every star, whether in business, sports, politics, science, entertainment, or anything else, has a “moment” at some point in his or her life. For Najee McGreen, this was that moment. But moments come and go. There are no shortcuts to success. Having a dream is a great beginning. After that, it’s all about dedication, determination, and hard work—that’s what “making it big” is all about.