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Once, after having knocked out his opponent during

a professional Mixed Martial Arts event, Renzo Gracie

was interviewed by a commentator who suggested that

Renzo had only won because he’d been lucky. Without

missing a beat, and with a shrewd smile on his face,

Renzo famously replied, “Well, the harder I work, the

luckier I get!”

What a champion-and what a true champion’s


With very few exceptions, the truth is that the best

athletes usually turn out to be the ones who work the

hardest. While most athletes will tell you that they want

to win, very few of those talented enough to make it to

the top are willing to put in the hard work and

dedication that becoming a champion demands. As a

coach it’s easy for me to spot the athlete determined

enough to be willing to pay the price 먹튀검증. For a start, it

shows in the effort and consistency put forth during

practice. Secondly, the best athletes love the process of

doing what it takes to become the best they can be.

There’s a measurable difference in their level of

commitment and confidence over most athletes because

they actually enjoy working hard at getting better.

Listen to what legendary football coach Vince

Lombardi once wrote about this type of commitment: “A

man can be as great as he wants to be, if you believe in

yourself and have the courage, the determination, the

dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing

to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for

the things that are worthwhile, anything can be done.

Once a man has made a commitment, he puts the

greatest strength in the world behind him, this thing we

call heart power. Once a man has made this

commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.

The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.”

Yet in spite of this, quite often an athlete with

astonishing levels of God-given talent chooses to cruise

along without putting much effort into improving

himself. He gets comfortable and rather than working

hard to take his talent onto another level, he doesn’t put

in the work required. Eventually, many harder-working

discouraged if you’re not exactly what a coach would

consider a huge talent. Hard work, effort and

enthusiasm will still bring you good results as long as

you stay the course. And if you happen to be extremely

talented, just remember that such talent can be either a

blessing or a curse. Talent is no blessing if you let

yourself stagnate because playing well comes relatively

easily to you. The mental athlete knows that in order to

excel one can’t just do enough to get by.

After one of my young students won a national

championship, I asked him if it felt good to see all his

hard work finally pay off. He admitted that it felt pretty

good, that he was really happy.

“So what are your plans now Mr. National Champ?”

I teased him. “Are you going to take a break?”

“No way,” he said. “Now every kid wants to beat me,

I have to work even harder now if I’m going to stay


Smart twelve-year-old. He’d already realized that

he was going to have to work harder than ever in order

to maintain his high level of success. Yet I could tell by

the gleam in his eye that he was excited about the


The truth is that real champions want to do the

work. They are willing to do not only whatever it takes

to get to the top, but also whatever it takes to stay at the

top. True champions are willing to pay the price in order

to improve.

Think about what Renzo Gracie told that

commentator, “The harder I work, the luckier I get!”

So . . . how determined are you to make your own

luck happen?

Remember: Once you really make the

commitment to work hard at becoming a

champion, something powerful is set in motion

?heart power.


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