Sports champions never quit.
No matter how difficult, tiring, tedious and unforgiving the journey is, they never quit. Of course, every one of those champions would admit they entertained the thought. But! They never ever do.
One reason is because they know what is at the end of the journey. If you know what the prize is, you will know what is worth the fight, effort, time, hurt and pain. Most have no clear idea what the prize is… most never see the real prize beyond the obvious. But those that do know, persevere; even if it takes years.
To the uninformed, their determination and tenacity may seem blind, dumb, silly or a waste of time. Sometimes, even those close to them waiver and feel it might not be worth it since there is no certainty in a win even after all the effort and time. But, that is why the champions are pillars of certainty and lead the way. They know. And, the harder they train, the greater they appreciate the victory and not take it for granted.