Watch Nadal position two water bottles in a precise configuration, take alternating sips from each one, and then re-arrange them with surgical precision. That’s just one of many meticulous routines, rituals, and superstitions (seriously- it’s worth a Google). For all I know, he may very well leave all his obsessive-compulsive tendencies at the tennis court. But I doubt it. I don’t think life is easy for him either.
TALENT + EFFORT = SKILL
SKILL + EFFORT = ACHIEVEMENT
“With everything perfect, we do not ask how it came to be. Instead, we rejoice in the present fact as though it came out of the ground by magic.”“Do not talk about giftendness, inborn talents! One can name great men of all kinds who were very little gifted. They acquired greatness; they became ‘geniuses’.– Friedrich Nietzsche
You don’t have to be elite to be better
So what’s your personal definition of greatness?
What do you really care about?
Does your current level of effort match what you claim to want?
What would it take for you to kill your excuses and take action?