Consistency; learned during physical training and now applied to marriage and business, is how a friend, Miguel, answered the question.
The Internet is flooded with quotes from great coaches and sports heroes. Some of the more popular are listed below.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” ~ Wayne Gretzky
"It ain't over till it's over." ~ Yogi Berra
"It's not the size of the man but the size of his heart that matters." Evander Holyfield
"Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." ~ Laird Hamilton
The challenge comes with the application of the spoken word. Immediately turning words into action at that moment provides gain, but greater still is to use this applied learning to other areas of life. Living life in the crucible provides opportunities to gain significant experience to know what works and what can be discarded. What lessons have you carried forward?
Going Further: Who is a fountain of wisdom for you? What advice have you discarded? What is your process for adopting new advice? What advice should now be discarded?