If you want to be the best that you can be, you have to take yourself seriously. You deserve serious self-respect and a fully developed sense of self-worth. Anything less and you will be letting yourself down. We all deserve to be the person we would hope to be.
Watching Wimbledon and seeing the amazing way Serena Williams keep on winning and smiling, and the incredible way that Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray manage their whole lives was an inspiration. How balanced must they be to achieve the sort of self-belief – not to mention the physical capacity – to test themselves against all-comers week in and week out?
Whatever the odds, and whether they win or lose, those incredible sports men and women have reached the state of grace that comes with being the best possible version of themselves irrespective of whether they win or they lose.
Maybe it’s no accident that they tend to do more of one than the other.