A post on Believe Perform by Mark Keep
The ability to perform at an elite level is often used as the definition for talent. This term is often bandied around as if young aspiring athletes have it or not, with little discussion centred on the factors or traits that actually help an individual to reach such pinnacles in their chosen sporting arenas and events. For example, athletes who possess the necessary physical attributes to succeed in their sport still require other elements in order to develop their potential and reach the top ahead of everyone else. In the modern era especially, athletes need to possess other attributes such as commitment, motivation, and the ability to cope with pressure if one is to succeed in their respective disciplines.