“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” –Vince Lombardi
I can think of no better way to sum up what it takes to succeed in almost any endeavor.
Listen to your coaches.
Buy into the goal.
Do everything you can, every day, to achieve it.
Don’t give up.
Play the game of life hard and to win.