There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life. Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way.
If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving.
As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
You've got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you've got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying.
Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.
It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.
It's not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly.
It's about somebody initially knowing more about it than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught.
It's about lessons for life. It's not just about winning either.
You've got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life.
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