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Athletics-Recipe For Success

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For a young person to finally accomplish his dreams of becoming famous like Tom Brady the quarterback or like Serena Williams the tennis player, there are thousands of others who did not achieve their dreams. It will need a mix of a variety of factors, abilities, attributes, circumstances and lots of luck for a person to reach the peak of their dreams. The starting point, which is the dream itself, is important. There must be a goal that the person must aim for if they wish to reach great heights. The burning desire is the fuel to exert great efforts that is required to lead the path to the desired goal.

That is why it’s wonderful that there are several youth athletic programs that are accessible to the youth. These provide the opportunities where they can learn, explore and grow which is part of the process in determining if they are fit and proficient at their choice of sport or with whatever endeavor they could think of.

It is typical to attend a youth sporting event and watch a young one who is naturally gifted and possess some skills that are needed for the activity or sport. It is also usual to see a few young ones who have no athletic abilities at all which is often combined with an obvious disinterest of the participant. The rest of the youth typically places somewhere in the middle between these two extremes. They may not be the fastest kids or the most accurate, but they do have the desire to compete and give all their best. They may not be too serious with the sport but they do enjoy the game.

All through the stages of our life, this same scenario happens whether it is in the field of academics, arts, business, home-making and most especially sports.

There’s no secret formula that guarantees success. There is a recipe that gives the best chance to make it possible. First you have to dream or desire. Find what makes you ache or want so badly that you would want to achieve and that is your first step to your journey to success. Then begin working towards learning, trial and error, practicing and exerting lots of effort. Usually, if you don’t have the talent or ability for what you are pursuing, you tend to lose interest quickly. That is not such a bad thing because it provides the motive to finding something else that you might be interested in.

You should find gratification in your efforts because of the small victories, improvements and achievements that fuel your desire to persist.

There is no replacement for determination and sheer will. These are important for succeeding in sports and life. This is more important than talent. You should be passionate enough so that it will sustain you through the disappointments and failures that will come your way.

Nancy Smith is part owner of RobbinsSports.com. It is an online retailer specializing in basketball backboards and punching dummies.