Take responsibility for your career
About 15 years ago I had a very demanding coach who truly lived the following quote: ‘Winners never quit, quitters never win’. One of my team mates back then quit or almost passed out at a 6am workout at the track running sprints. Our coach made an example of him by never allowing him to play a single minute throughout the whole of that season. I think I'm still traumatised from that.
I believe every person needs a goal in life. Set achievable goals but never forget about the dreams you always have. Those dreams sweeten life. In terms of my sport I have learned that there are always moments where you need to step up and take responsibility. Being afraid of taking this responsibility will most likely end up in failure.