What Makes a Champion?

19 Oct

Have you ever wondered what makes a champion?

Whether we’re talking about a champion in athletics or sport, in a pursuit such as dancing, or in a field such as chess or Scrabble, it seems to me that common characteristics are shared.

Could a champion achieve this status without persistence, without perseverance, and without dedication?

In my book, it would be as rare as snow in an Australian mid-summer to find a champion bereft of the afore mentioned characteristics, and yet my feeling is that champions are helped along their path by something else.

That extra edge is, I believe, an innate ability in their chosen field, which in turn is brought about by a happy combination of genetics.

Related to this, of course, is upbringing. Parents cannot overestimate their influence on their child’s development and  future achievements.

Whether we have the ability to be champions, or need to be content with being an ‘also ran’, isn’t the true virtue that we had a go?

©  Copyright.

Advertisements

3 Responses to “What Makes a Champion?”

  1. Ronald Zeckzer November 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  2. Shaunna Kraetsch November 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Just thought i would comment and say neat design, did you code it oneself? Looks excellent.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: