Frank Advice for Young Athletes.

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If an athlete pours their money into their athleticism, no one can take it away from them.

Having been obese is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Avoid diminishing apologies with excuses.

There’s no shame in feeling angry, there is shame in being violent.

If you would know the value of training, try to improve without it.

Training is improving.

I didn’t loose the match, I just got less points than my opponent.

You may hold your shot, but eventually the ball will bounce twice.

Love the officials, for they tell you your faults.

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Confusing Athleticism with Participation.

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The athlete has two goals, the second is to recover from the first.

If you have to turn to see your opponent, it means they’re in the rear court.

Before you begin a grudge match, train to let go of the grudge.

There are at least thirty three lessons in a loss, and at least one in a win.

When anger rises, hit every shot in.

If you are the best athlete at training, it’s time to find new training partners.

The funniest athlete is optimising their sadness.

The athlete who moves a mountain has carried a lot of small stones.

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Industrious Athleticism.

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Do not look for approval from others, seek it within yourself.

One athlete won first prize, another won the second prize, they are both champions.

When you really want peak performance, want it enough to work optimally and rest appropriately.

Health is not about feeding our ego, but is about feeding our body nutritiously.

Train more intelligently. The championship is won by the athlete whose training is with their head.

If you want to be a high performance athlete, think of consuming highly nutritious calories and expending them on optimal training.

The obese should resolve to stop gifting themselves with tasty treats and begin the infinitely more healthy task of nutritious eating.

An athlete who is unable to motivate themself is content with mediocrity.

No athlete becomes great unless they contribute to others greatness.

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