If you’re not certain of the value of mentorship, think of how many elite athletes or professional sports teams train without a coach. Zero. How many of your favorite films are made without a producer or director? Zero. How many of the best schools in the world function without teachers? Zero. It’s safe to say […]
Athletes - Athletics Quotes
These are my professional-athlete years. Professional athletes are always in rehab and playing hurt. That’s me at 70.
The World Cup is a very important way to measure the good players, and the great ones. It is a test of a great player.
I was really embarrassed to let people know that I had asthma. I never wanted to use that as an excuse but I realised how much me letting people know, it gave so many people encouragement. Those that were sick they can’t do anything, but they realised I was doing all of these things despite […]
At the time I was coming up, there were girls doing sport, but it wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. The view was always that maybe you should go and cook—and that’s probably why I never learnt to cook.
I’d rather have a player with 50% ability and 100% desire because the guy with 100% desire you know is going to play every day so you can make the system to fit into what he can do. The other guy – the guy with 100% ability and 50% desire – can screw up your […]
What inner force drove this first athlete? Your guess is as good as mine. Better, probably, because you haven’t had four beers.