Just curious to see what you all would say. Feel free to comment and defend your answers.
For the record I'm going to go with no. I am a coach and an athlete. I've represented Canada twice. When I did, I said to one of my teammates, just before the event: "You know that moment you wait your entire life for? This is it!" It was pretty cool. I did not have much international success though. I like my nice balanced life, and I feel like I've contributed to my sport, and can continue to do so without needing to be the best. To be the best you need a combination of talent, durability, consistency, and timing. As and athlete I had two of four. As a coach, I like to think I have all four. Time will tell. I hope this doesn't influence your answers. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer. The real meaning comes in the justification, I think.
If there were a pill you could take to make you the best at what you do, but you would die young, would you take it?
Yes (26 votes)
No (50 votes)
76 total votes