Mentally tough players get there first. First to practice, first to meetings, first to focus in, first to speak up, and first to step up.
A coach cannot force a player to be better. The player must chose it. Being successful is an opportunity, not an obligation.
Players do not differ in how much they say they want to win. They differ in the price they are willing to pay to win. Big difference.
Best teams are not committed to winning. They are committed to working. Big difference.
Lazy players do a little work and think that they should be winning. Winners work their socks off and still worry that they're being lazy.