Persistence: key to excelling in your sport

Persistence: key to excelling in your sport


As Napoleon Hill said: “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits! Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."

Wayne Bennet says the value of perseverance is continually challenging yourself.  “The only individuals who fail are those that give up, or stop trying.  If you quit, you will never know what you are capable of.” The more intense your desire, the more motivated and determined you will be to persist until you have accomplished your goal. Geoff Marsh offers real advice to young athletes who might be feeling discouraged for various reasons, such as being sidelined or held in reserve. Despite having difficulties of his own, he was able to persist patiently, and ultimately reach athletic success.

He says, “Individuals need to be patient and wait for the opportunity- but whilst you are waiting for that opportunity, you must work hard to make sure that you’ll be ready when the opportunity presents itself. The key is making sure you are ready”.

- an extract from Secrets of Winning Coaches Revealed


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