Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
we've got a lot of people throwing out a lot of names w/o knowledge of what actually goes on. a lot of the players have probably smoked a few cigarettes when they are out drinking, partying, or during the off-season. grosjean, safin, etc are examples of these. it's not like these guys are smoking a pack a day or anything. the only players that i've seen smoking often are karsten braasch and thierry champion (at least now that he's coaching. i'm not sure if he smoked while on the tour).