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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Embrace the Pressure

According to Tennis magazine if you're going to be the best at your chosen field you are going to have to embrace the pressure. The article also states that pressure is just another word for responsibility.
Let's face it, athletes battle each and every day with the pressure to achieve their dream. A few years ago, an American athlete named John Isner played an 11 hour match against a French player named Nicolas Mahut. Would you battle 11 hours for your dream?

We have to embrace the pressure and carry on. For example, I'm a hood girl, I come from nothing. My pressure is the fact that I know my family needs me to continue striving for this dream. I have to accept that pressure or let them down. What is your pressure? The responsibility on your shoulders that just won't let you quit.

Tennis magazine said it best, "Look in the mirror and say, I ...am...better...than...this... and actually do something about it."

3 comments:

Robin said...

Russo! I love this quote. Thanks!

Janiel Miller said...

I like this thought very much. The idea that pressure is a word for responsibility. Changes things. "I am better than this." Very good. Thanks, Russ!

William Kendall said...

That's a long time to play tennis....


Just as long as the opposition isn't throwing a temper tantrum every time something doesn't go their way. Mr. McEnroe, step on forward....