Top athletes are motivated to work hard and are prepared to make personal sacrifices to achieve excellence. Tiger Woods is one of the hardest-working athletes in sport and one of golf's most fierce competitors. He has a punishing 12-hour daily routine, he keeps a strict diet, and he works out for up to 10 hours per day when he's not golfing. He spends a lot of time on the practice ground, both before and after competitive rounds. He is driven to continually improve his skills. He changed his swing in 2002 after winning eight majors because he thought it could be improved further.

Tiger's drive and desire to win led him to play with a broken leg and injury to the anterior cruciate ligament at the 2008 US Open where he won. Woods had back surgery multiple times between 2014 and 2017, and he dropped off the list of the world's top 1,000 golfers. On his return in 2018, Woods made steady progress to the top winning the Tour Championship in September 2018 and his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters.

Achievement Tips
1 Do you have a dream about and goals for what you want to achieve in your sport?
2 Are you prepared to work hard to achieve success as a professional or amateur athlete?
3 Do you think you get the most out of training and practice?
4 Do you seek feedback regularly from your coach and other athletes?
5 Do you show through your behavior and actions that you want to learn and get better?
6 Do you celebrate successes and good performances?

What experts say

In life, there is no such thing as impossible. It's always possible.

Venus Williams Tennis Player

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave, win or lose.

Gordie Howe Ice Hockey Player

Do the SPQ20 and find out how achieving you are