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-- Jerry Rice, Football Player
This flows nicely from my last post about working hard.
Great athletes are NOT great just because of some good genetics.
Regardless of your genes and even though you can not dictate what genes you are born with you do have a profound ability as individuals, as athletes, as people to affect how your genes are expressed.
Your exercise training, nutrition, sleep, ect .... all play a roll and influence what genes are expressed and which ones are suppressed.
Another thing, I have had athletes say this to me on more then one occasion.
"well I would work out every day too if I was getting paid millions of dollars"
When an athlete says and really believes this then they will NEVER "make it".
What they do not understand is these athletes who are making money to play have been busting their butts off way before being a pro was even a thought. They love to train, love to compete and enjoy the journey of progressing at their sport.
It is not about the money.
They are just doing what they love to do.
Which is another important concept to grasp.
Doing what you love to do also applies to school, especially university. How many students when looking at what to take in school think first about how much money they can make in the field and what kind of job market is available and so on.
I think this is completely backwards thinking.
After finishing grade school the fun really begins, because now you can learn about things you want to learn and things that you really enjoy doing.
If you do this, then school will be easy, fun and you will never want to miss a class.
Personally for me, I can study physical training, nutrition, health, sport science, ect ... every single day and all day if I could. I just love this stuff so much and learning more about it is easy.
Enjoy Life and do what you love.
End of Rant.
This is from an earlier post.
A video about Will Smith talking about what I just ranted about