I have been reading a lot of auto-biographies recently, I wish I had read some a few years ago when I needed inspiration. My motivation is to understand why so many sportspeople take drugs.
I have often wondered what is the difference between elite athletes and the rest, many seem to rise meteorically through the club stage before arriving on the world scene. I am of the opinion that a good mentor, commitment and the arrogance to believe that you are better than everyone else is necessary. A good drug dealer is optional.
But without volunteers giving up their time to work with young people most sports would suffer. I only wish I had met an inspirational person in my mid to late teens who could have reminded me that God gave me two ears and two eyes but only one mouth because he wanted me to learn four times as much as I spoke
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed" Michael Jordan