One thing successful people do well is starting each day in the same inspiring way. The first few hours of the day are imperative to how the rest of your day will flow. Nailing this will leave you happy inspired and set up for an itncredible day.
I find it amazing how much you can focus and concentrate so intensely on one thing only. Everything else can be blocked out no matter how much of a distraction it may normally be. I had blocked out the excitement of Queensland, the sun shining at 28 degrees; and that a crowd had lined the fence and filled two grandstands to watch us. To put all those distractions aside and concentrate was something that at 17 years old, I had trained myself to do. To otherwise be absorbed up into this exciting atmosphere was a distraction that many of my opponents succumb to.
Before success comes in anyone's life, they are sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes someone, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of people do. The most successful people the world has ever known say their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.