If you want to be the best, you’re going to have to train harder, eat better and focus on fitness — even though it’s your least favorite part of the game. Don’t be afraid to fail. Stop making excuses. Leave nothing in the tank and all that effort will pay off in the end. You’ll score a lot more goals in your career, but not one of them will happen without the help of a teammate.
Abby Wambach, USWNT
- taken from a letter that Abby wrote to her younger self.