Parry O’Brien was an Olympic shot-put star. One night when he was still in high school, his father was awakened at 3.00 a.m. by a series of strange thuds outside. It was a week before his son’s annual school sports. He went to the window to see what was wrong. There, under the street light, was his son heaving the shot. ‘What on earth are you doing?’ he shouted. Parry replied, ‘I got an idea about how to throw the shot better and I couldn’t wait until morning to try it out.’
Long hours at practice help one to master the techniques of a skill. This practice gives tremendous experience. Through practice, talents are developed, the intricacies of an art mastered, and the individual is on the way to success.
Quote: “The will to win is not worth a nickel unless you have the will to practice” – Dallas Green