It’s not the will to win that’s important; it’s the will to prepare to win. (Paul “Bear” Bryant, late football coach)
Bryant noted that everyone has the will to win, but that’s not enough. This often-quoted statement certainly goes much deeper than what is often promised: if you just want to bad enough, you can gain whatever you want. Winning takes more than talent and ability. It most often requires training, discipline, and perseverance. Want to win and work hard to do it.
Prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control (1 Peter 1:13).
I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should (1 Corinthians 9:27).