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Focus is key

Focus is key

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

If you also want to become the best at what you do, developing the right focus is essential.

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Serena Williams has had her fair share of defeats and setbacks—there’s no doubt she works incredibly hard to come out on top.

If you want something badly, you can’t escape putting in the work.

Serena Williams: “I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” 

Quite often in life, your age is only a mindset. Don’t place limits on yourself because of how old or young you are.

Serena Williams has found herself on the losing end of the set early on in the match and requiring two set wins to take the match. In these situations, she holds her head high and keeps fighting.

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

Serena Williams: “I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy—it took me a while.”  

We are all wonderfully unique, so don’t try to become more like someone else. And don’t listen to what others mi...

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