"Whatever you do, doyour work heartily, as for "Whatever your handthe Lord rather than for finds to do, do it with all men." your might." • Colossians 3:23 • Ecclesiastes 9:10
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
Characteristics of an AthleteDesire – We put this first for a reason, nothing on thislist matters without desire or passion to be the bestyou can be. A desire to always improve, to compete, towin. A burning desire that keeps you up at night.
Determination – The refusal to quit or acceptdefeat. Persistence to keep getting up everytime you fall down and knowing that yourwillingness to practice harder than anyone elsewill lead you to your success.
Attitude – Last but not least, your attitude in anythingyou do will determine your success. Positive attitudeswill separate you from the rest. Have you ever noticedhow many people around you are negative and arealways complaining? Be the opposite and always take apositive view on things and if you think positive in yourathletic career, positive things will happen.
Yes even this oneCoach-ability – Embrace others knowledge andexpertise. Don’t question your coachesmethods and believe his best interest is in yourdevelopment as an athlete and placing the teamin positions to win.
Some more..Self-Confidence – Confidence breeds success.Emotional Control – Handling the pressure ofcompetitive sportsConscientious – Having high standards ofcharacter.
• I will:• wrestle for my personal enjoyment and development, not to please parents of coaches• accept success with humility, failure with dignity, and in all cases accept the outcome• with pride when I have made my best effort• respect teammates and opponents as persons and treat them with dignity