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The Psychology of Success by Judith Leary-Joyce

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BEHAVIOUR FIVE

Be passionate

SERIAL ACHIEVERS ARE PASSIONATE – THEY CHANNEL THEIR PASSION INTO ACTION

Lucy Shuker shouldn’t be able to play wheelchair tennis as well as she does. As a high paraplegic she has no core muscles to help her stay in the chair as she reaches out for a ball, so competing against an amputee who can use her whole body is a tough ask. However, when you factor in Lucy’s passion for the game and for making the most of her life, then you begin to see how she does it.

She has always pushed against the norm, even before her accident – which is just as well, given how hard she has to fight to continue with her tennis. There is no funding, other than a small Lottery grant that kicked in when she became No 1 in the UK. She has ...

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