“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” Mohammed Ali
"It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
"Everybody wants to win when the band is playing on Saturday, the question is are you willing to prepare to win." Lou Holtz
These are three great quotes we all have to remember and realize are so true. When it comes time to take the test, the test is easy if we have studied! It is agony if we have not. The same is true of being successful or winning. The test is the game, it is the sales presentation, it is the cold call. They are all easy if we have done our due diligence prior to the contest.
One must decide what they want and more importantly decide if they are willing to do the work required to get there. Put your sweat pants and sweat shirt on and get after it. Most of the hard work has to be done behind closed doors and by yourself.