An excerpt from the book The Code Of Champions – Stay The Course:
You will know a champion. People find him reliable. When he says he’ll be there for you, sleep tight, he’ll be there. He sticks to his commitments. His word is his own rule. He is no quitter. Persistence is one of his consistent traits. 364 out of 365 days a year are ordinary days, nothing big or unusual is happening, still he never lets his guard down. You won’t catch him sliding into mindless loafing. Only once will he miss the action, and that is, when he is bedridden. Some guys come across as sore losers living boring lives. He is not one of them. Definitely.