(Quoting John Wooden) “Successful people — winners — do everything necessary to prepare to win, without the certainty of winning.” Everybody would do everything necessary to prepare to win if winning was a certainty. So you’re willing to put yourself out publicly and privately and say, “I’m going to do this.”
Some of the things only you know that you didn’t. There are some things you set out to do that only you know you did, and some things your family, your friends, your community may know. But how you think about that, doing everything necessary to prepare to win, just have the chance, and then how do you think about it. And I think we tried hard with our children to say you really got to process this. This isn’t a silver platter situation.