Thursday, February 26, 2009

World Class Success

I've read some articles recently on world class success in athletics. Outside of some biology limited sports (e.g. woman's volleyball where if you don't have the kangaroo build you are not going to compete), in many sports about 3% of the population has the physical ability to be world class.

Which is amazing. 3 million people or more in the United States have the physical ability to be in the top 100 in the world in a sport. Obviously there is more.

Those links pretty much set out the details. It is a matter of drive and intensity and opportunity. I'm still thinking about how to apply those lessons and insights into what it takes to be a world class father.