Sports Life Lesson 12: Confidence Breeds Success
“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis
Confidence can’t guarantee success, but lack of confidence nearly always guarantees failure. Most athletes experience this at some point in their careers as part of a team with great talent but without great confidence, one that finds ways to lose and then the following year gains confidence and finds ways to win.
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.