A Champion Is…

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics legend



The difference between a good athlete and top athlete is that the top athlete will do all the mundane things when nobody’s looking. That’s what separates champions from the others.

A champion is someone who pays attention to the little things,

such as conditioning, proper nutrition, and diet.

 They do it to be a champion, not just because someone told them to do it.

Larry Bird, for example, was the first person to arrive at practice and the last one to leave.

He was always working on some part of his game that he felt needed improving.

— Susan True, National Federation Of State High School Association

(from “A Hero In Every Heart” by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., & Robyn Spizman)


All of us practice the skills we do well.

But winners discipline themselves to work on their weaknesses

until they become their strengths.


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