"Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace."- Mike Ditka
Every small act of discipline adds up to a successful outcome whether it ends in a win or loss. I have often told my kids that winning is always fun and exciting but losing is where the learning happens. Figuring out what needs to be done to improve oneself or team. Self reflection, recognition of imperfections, peace with oneself and a drive to improve is the total package of an athlete at ANY age.
I have never been a big fan of the flashiest athlete, the strongest or even the fastest. Nothing is more inspiring than someone who has incredible discipline to better themselves and shows up at every opportunity with the mindset for improvement. Humble, honest, hard worker who recognizes that success isn't always what you see.
The simplest of posts with the most basic message. Discipline and attitude need to be recognized more in our society.