Sports Life Lesson 10: Be a Risk Taker
“If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful!” —Charles Barkley
Sports are thrilling because there is just as much chance that you may lose as that you may win. Despite the risk, athletes eagerly step on the field or court without concern for the loss but in pursuit of the victory. When confronted with similar situations in life, athletes will be more comfortable taking the risk.
Playing sports can and should be about more than just having fun. Through sports, you can learn amazing life lessons and develop valuable personal traits that will translate to success throughout your life, both personally and professionally. Some of the best athletes and coaches of all time have uttered powerful words on the formative powers of sports. Here’s a breakdown of 16 ways some of them have noted how playing sports make people more successful in life.