Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.
A winning effort begins with preparation.
Winning is what happens when commitment, desire, talent, preparation, hard work, and leadership all come together.
There was more happiness in the process, in the build, in the preparation. The winning was almost phoned in.
How you run the race - your planning, preparation, practice, and performance - counts for everything. Winning or losing is a by-product, and aftereffect, of that effort.
Preparation is the be-all of good trial work. Everything else - felicity of expression, improvisational brilliance - is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.