“Durability is part of what makes a great player” – Bill Shankly (Former Football Manager)
Not everyone can be a Roger Federer or Tiger Woods. Not everyone is blessed with god given talent. Most of us have got to work exceptionally hard to produce quality performance. There is something special about any sportsman that can produce consist high performances over a long period of time. A Ryan Giggs in Soccer or a Brian O’Driscoll in rugby spring to mind.
Sportsman who are consistent in training and practice, who are professional with their standards off the pitch and who look after themselves. People who can shrug off injury and still perform at their best. The value of these players in a team sport is such that they are cornerstones of the teams they play in. But they only reach those levels of performance by unyielding commitment, day in and day out.
I will look after myself on and off the pitch, to lengthen my career.