Pele is considered to be one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He was an amazingly talented athlete. However, his talent did not make his success automatic. As he describes success in this quote, talent is one thing he leaves out of the equation. Instead, he focuses on hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and love for what you do. All of these attributes are things we have total control over.
We are all born with natural talents, but it is important to note that it is not those talents that define our successes. Instead, it is what we do with those talents. To repeat Pele, “Success is no accident.”
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director