Sports Life Lesson 6: Appreciate Delayed Gratification
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” —Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Hard work today does not always lead to a reward tomorrow. In fact, many times, you must work hard for weeks and months, or even years, without seeing the benefits. Athletes learn this sooner than most, because they put in hours of hard work before the season starts, knowing that their preparation in the off-season will not pay dividends until much later.