Becoming an elite athlete is a choice. It’s not predetermined by a magical force or special biological reason. We must choose to put in the effort to be great. There are an incredible number of variables that determine ultimate success, and we need help in making decisions.
The process of achieving greatness is universal across fields. Understanding and implementing the steps to become great is incredibly important whether you are an actor, a scientist, a driver, an athlete, etc. Everyone who wants to be great in their fields can develop their skills to become an expert and achieve greatness. Learning how others before you achieved greatness will be incredibly helpful in your journey.
If you need motivation for achieving greatness, walk down the street, and look at people. Imagine that the people in great shape are like an expert in your field, and you have to work harder than him or her to achieve your goal. Odds are that on any given day, you won’t find someone in great shape. So, understand that achieving greatness is fairly “easy”. It’s easy if you consider that all it takes to achieving greatness is being focusing and training multiple hours a day for years. By “easy” I mean “easily attainable if you follow the right path.”