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Talent Characteristics

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Gary Semics


blog-0600577001403789265.jpgA. TEMPERAMENT: Characteristic or habitual inclination or mode of emotional response. Having a good temperament is a quality that will enable you to stay calm under pressure.

B. ATTITUDE: A mental position or feeling with regard to a state or fact. How you view and interpret things. It’s not just what happens or doesn’t happen that’s important; it’s HOW what happens or doesn’t happen affects you.

C. DESIRE: A strong wish, longing, craving. How bad do you want to do well? Are you willing to do whatever it takes all the time, not just sometimes, but all the time?

D. MOTIVATION: Something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act.

E. DETERMINATION: Firm or fixed purpose.

F. INTELLIGENCE: The ability to learn, understand and deal with different situations.

G. CONFIDENCE: Trust, reliance, self assurance.

H. COORDINATION: For all your movements to work, act and be timed together harmoniously.

I. BALANCE: A state of equilibrium. There is an ideal balance to everything in life. You have to strike a balance in all aspects of your game.

J. STRENGTH: The ability to do or endure, to have power.

K. ENDURANCE: The ability to physically work hard for long periods of time.

L. NERVES: Not easily excited or annoyed.

M. GUTS: Aggressively tough, courageous, not afraid.

The right amounts of each of these talent characteristics is what it takes to become a really good racer. Then the guys that have what it takes and want to get to the top are going to dedicate themselves and use all their talents to succeed. And even than it's a learning process, some trail and error. Everyone is different and has to find out what works best for them. Of course, there are certain guide lines that apply to everyone. But, everyone should learn what works best for them to make them the best they can be.

The more natural talent you have, the better you will be able to become. There's only so much practice and training you can do. If you do too much and over train, your going to burn out. If you have an abundance of natural technical talent, but your motivation is lagging, it's no good either.

These winning riders get into a cycle and rhythm of winning or at least placing very high. The more they do it the more power they get to continue doing it. Until something or someone comes along and continually brakes the cycle. It takes a combination of many things working together to get the desired results.

PRICE- "Everything has a price. Whatever we want in life, we must give up something to get it. The greater the value, the greater the sacrifice required. There is a high price to pay for success. But we must realize that the rewards of true success are well worth the effort. The highway to success is a toll road".

Gary Semics

Professional Motocross Trainer

If you're serious about improving your motocross skills, checkout my website for additional tips and training resources.

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