”… you may find these basic principles can be applied to your work and to managing your workload:
■ Never try and do the same thing repeatedly if you are trying to improve.
■ Look at a holistic build- up and focus on different weak links.
■ Do not work to exhaustion but work towards a build-up scientifically and sensibly, so that come the big day, you are ready to be firing on all cylinders.
■ Rest adequately.
■ And . . . you can write in your very own set of learnings.”
”Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
— Frank Bruno.
“I don’t like compliments. No. I prefer criticisms; prefer to prove them wrong.”
“Those that shatter glass ceilings have to put up with multiple indignities along the way, and any softness or weakness will be pounced upon.”
“Cricket is an art, not a poor relation , but a full member of the community. It belongs with theatre, ballet , opera and the dance. ”
”If any player has a bad game it’s there in the back of your mind in the next game. There’s always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it.”
”Fame and success and titles stay with you, but they wear out eventually. In the end, all that you are left with is your character.”
”A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.”
“I think there’s only one crazy person in the world, and that’s why I’m staying.”
—Roelant Oltmans .
“If I were asked to name one aspect of tennis that is the biggest weakness of players of all levels, I would probably say concentration. However good your shots, however fast your movement and reflexes, all is lost if the mind is not controlling every move.