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The 6 Best Career Lessons We Can Learn From Tennis

Don't Quit When The Chips Are Down

Staying the course, and absolutely refusing to go down is part of what makes tennis so exciting: you watch people regain confidence in real-time.

Sometimes you'll come out on top simply because you refused to throw in the towel. 

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Learning to love the things we hate

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Keep fighting

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Do not throw in the towel. As long as there’s still time on that clock, you’re still in the fight.

Focus is key

Serena Williams: “If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.”

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Think and Plan Long-Term

Be laser-focused on your priorities and say no to any opportunities that might hinder your long-term goals. You’re in for the long-haul, not the sprint.

Roger Federer: ”You have to believe in the long-term plan you have but you need the short-term goals to motivate and inspire you.“

Constantly Adapt to Evolve

The 2017 Federer “version” was completely different than 2012 one. Federer was faster, sharper, and with an enhanced killer instinct.

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