Talent is like the ante in poker, you can’t get into the game without it. But at the highest levels of any sport everyone has talent. Champions distinguish themselves by their mental and emotional strength. They treat every setback and obstacle as part of the challenge rather than an excuse. A talented athlete can win occasionally, but to stay on top one needs character – integrity, confidence, discipline, courage and, above all, the passionate will to win.
– Michael Josephson
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