CHAPTER 49

Motivate Yourself

LEARNING FROM

Roger Federer

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We are gradually running out of superlatives to describe Roger Federer (born in 1981), who has already won everything of significance in his sport. In fact, leading figures in the tennis world already agree that he is the best player of all time. Could anyone else teach us as much about motivation?

Let us start off by summing up his achievements, which tell us more than many words could: on Sunday, July 5, 2009, Federer won his sixth Wimbledon and fifteenth Grand Slam title. A month before that, his victory at the French Open in Paris had given him his first actual career Grand Slam, meaning ...

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