How do you become one of the best at what you do? You may be skillful and intelligent but you also need to work extremely hard. Zlatan Ibrahimocvic is still one of the greatest football players at the age of 35. He is also extremely self-confident, you could even say arrogant but even he recognises what makes him successful: clear goals, hard work and persistence.
Recently after scoring two goals to help Manchester United (possibly the world's greatest football team) win the 2017 English League cup final he shared the secret of his success:
"I train hard. People who know me from the locker room know that I train very hard. I have an objective every season I go into. And to reach that objective I need to train hard and I need to suffer when I train; that is how I achieve what I achieve. I’m from the old school where they work hard and get what they get from doing the hard work, not like the new school where it is easy to get what you want.”
Instructor in the School of Languages at Sabanci University, Istanbul.