Making most of opportunities builds relationships, characterMaking most of opportunities builds relationships, character
Philip Stevens   

Each year vast sums of money change hands in professional sports. Salaries up into the millions of dollars are paid for the talents and expertise of top-class players. Team owners know that spectacular play produces sizable crowds, along with league championships. But what qualities do good players possess? Obviously, they need fitness. They must be prepared to study tactics and then practice hard. Yet the difference between mediocre players and those who are worth fortunes is often just one factor: the individual's ability to make the most of opportunities. Outstanding players recognize that they must grasp at even the half chances that come along during the course of a game. The loose ball. The moment of hesitation from an opponent. The freedom to turn quickly and drive for the opponent's goal....

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Publication Date: May 27, 1985