September 11th, 2012
Serena Williams: The Heart of a Champion
Yesterday Serena Williams exhibited the heart of a champion yet again, as she captured her fourth US Open title by defeating Victoria Azarenka. While few of us will ever have the ability to compete at the level Serena does in tennis, I think that each one of us can take something away from her performance – regardless of our profession.
I think we would all benefit by chasing after our goals with the same determination and intensity that Serena displays on the tennis court. The remarkable thing about Serena is that she never lets setbacks stop her – a trait shared by all champions. In fact, just a few years back people wondered if Serena’s career would ever be the same after her knee surgery, but Serena battled back like a true champion.
She was determined to return to top form, and she did it within a year despite the naysayers. Everyone doubted her, but she never did. One of the main reasons she was able to come back was the fact that she kept a positive attitude and never lost faith in herself.
Whether you’re a tennis champion or an entrepreneur trying to build your business, it’s critical to always believe in yourself, and put forth 110% in everything you do. When you stick with it and put in the time and the effort – your success is assured, no matter what you do for a living.
So congratulations to our dear friend – Serena Williams. You are an inspiration to us all – and have the heart of a champion!