TRAITS OF SUCCESS FROM GREAT SPORTING LEADERS
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There can never be any doubt that success leaves clues. Traits of success by some of today’s great sporting leaders, and a couple from the past come into alignment here, to take away any risks in what your formulae should be for sporting success.
Who is Roger?
Roger is a Swiss professional tennis player. He’s regarded by many as being the greatest player of all time. He was named the No1 sportsman in the world for 4 consecutive years.
“What I have been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions”
“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in the difficult moments”
“You always want to win, that is why you play ( tennis ) because you love the sport, and try to be the best you can at it”
- Always ask questions of yourself
- Know and work on your strengths
- Enjoy what your doing
- Have structured goals
- Build and surround yourself with a great team
- Preparation is key
- Learn from your mistakes
- Separate work from life
- Chase your dreams
- Have fun
Who is Michael?
Michael Phelps is a former competitive swimmer and the most decorated swimmer, and Olympic athlete of all time, with a total of 28 medals. He also holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals 23.
“You can’t put a limit on anything, the more you dream the farther you go”
“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it, and put the time and work into it. I think your mind really controls everything”
“If you want to be the best, you have to do the things that other people aren’t willing to do”
- Have goals that motivate you
- Be dedicated to your craft
- Don’t make excuses
- Take one step one day at a time
- Keep a wide open mind
- Be the greatest you can be
- Don’t be afraid to change the game
- Love what you do
- Be grateful
- Live your dream
Who is Michael?
Michael Jordan is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest basketball players of all time.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed 26 times. I’ve failed over, and over, and over again, in my life, and that is why I succeed”
“It’s not about the shoes, It’s about knowing where you’re going, not forgetting where you started. It’s about having the courage to fail, not breaking when you’re broken. Taking everything you’ve been given and making something better. It’s about work before glory, and what’s inside of you. It’s doing what they say you can’t. It’s not about the shoes, it’s what you do in them. It’s about being who you were born to be”
- Keep working hard
- Ignite the fire
- Be different
- Fail your way to success
- Have high expectations
- Be positive
- Be who you were born to be
- Have vision
- Don’t make excuses
Who was Bruce?
Bruce Lee was a martial artist, actor-teacher and philosopher. he is, without a doubt, the most influential martial artist of all time.
‘Don’t think, feel, it is like the finger pointing the way to the moon, don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all the heavenly glory’
‘Empty your mind- be formless, like water, when you put water into the cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into the bottle it becomes the bottle, you put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot, now water can flow or it can crash, be water my friend’
- Be flexible
- Express yourself confidently
- Have faith in yourself
- Exploit opportunity
- Be confident
- Be like water
- Commit fearlessly
- Don’t think feel
- Take on the best
Who is Serena?
Serena Williams is a professional tennis player who’s ranked the No1 female player in the world, and also rated the greatest female player of all time.
‘Ever since I was a little girl, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Luck has nothing to be with being good at the sport. I have spent many hours, countless hours on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come but believing it would’
‘The best thing about life is that every day is an opportunity to work on yourself, to dream a new dream and think bigger, to laugh smile and experience more, to love the world around you a little longer than just the day before’
- Work towards your goals
- Never give up
- Stay calm and believe in yourself
- Always aim to improve
- Surround yourself with positivity
- Stay hungry for success
- Take one step at a time
- Prepare yourself mentally
- Train Hard
‘There’s obviously days when I don’t feel like training, but there’s no day that goes by that I feel like losing’
Who is Connor?
Connor Mcgregor is an Irish Mixed Martial artist. He has become UFC’s biggest drawcard overnight. He is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and has belts in two other weight divisions. Connor is the first and only fighter to achieve this in UFC history
‘My success isn’t a result of arrogance, it’s a result of belief’
‘I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers-dreamers -believers achievers’
‘Life is about growing and improving and getting better’
- Be curious and love what you do
- Keep moving forward
- Have the Courage to express your goals to others
- Be an inspiration to others and let that inspire you
- Prove them all wrong
- Think outside the box
- Be always grateful
- Live in the moment
- Believe beyond belief know beyond knowing
- Love what you do do what you love
Discipline Is The Pathway To Freedom
These are some of the sports people I have come to admire so much. It seems their advice to us is both concise and consistent. They can be role models for us all in our pursuit of excellence in any sporting arena.
Your thoughts and opinions are both important and appreciated. Let me know your thoughts on what these guys have mentioned, and please offer any from other sporting greats that you have come to admire, by leaving a comment below.
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