"When prizefighter James Corbett was asked what it takes to become a champion he replied, "Fight one more round." Study the lives of those you most admire and you'll discover they spent years surmounting obstacles, facing their deepest fears, learning from repeated failures, rising above the predictions of those who said, "You'll never make it." If you're looking for a neat, clean, respectable, no-loose-ends formula to success, forget it. Success is sweat, perspective and dirt under your finger nails. It's discipline, commitment and a long-distance fuel. It's having the tenacious bulldog quality that no matter what the cost, all that matters, is victory. It's knowing that with every victory, you are one more step closer to success. Success is not given, it's earned. It's earned by every sacrifice we make, every hour of time we spend each day, it is earned by risking everything we have without knowing the outcome. In life and on the court, the bigger the risk we take, the bigger the reward. Without risks, there is no success. We can never receive true success without first understanding it was all of our true failures that helped us earn our true success. So many people spend their entire childhood or young adult lives struggling for success. When it's your time to receive your true success, will you be ready? Your true success will not be handed to you at the end of your journey, you will have to reach out and take it. Are you ready to fight for success knowing that you might not get back up? If so, then you are willing to succeed. Don't be discouraged if your dream hasn't come true, keep pursuing. Success always goes to the man who is willing to fight." -Ryan Appleby
Enjoy. And good luck to everything!