It’s not what you do during the game. It’s what you did before the game to prepare. It’s what you did in practice. It’s how much dedication you put in before the season. The game is won way before you’re under those lights. Sacrifice who you are today to become who you want to be.
"The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” - Rocky Balboa
"If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." - African Proverb
Most people take their greatness, their ideas to the graveyard with them. The wealthiest place in the planet is the graveyard. Because in the graveyard we will find inventions that we never ever were exposed to; ideas, dreams that never became a reality. Hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.
Champions keep going when they don’t have anything left in their tank. That’s the difference between the greats. That’s what separates them. When they don’t have no more. When it’s over. When they’re tired. When they’re frustrated. When they’re ready to give up. When they spent their last dime. That’s when they get started. It’s when you have nothing left. It’s when you depleted all your money. When all your energy’s gone. When you have nothing left. That’s when its show time. When you find a way out of no way. When you find breath that you don’t have. When you find energy that did not exist. When you want this thing as bad as you want to breathe.