I see a lot of talented young people come along, but they get distracted by fun and games, and falling into the wrong crowd. Those who get focused, have a perspective and really zero in and concentrate on the things it takes to get the job done succeed in the long run.
In the end, it's not all fun. If you asked Tiger Woods what it took for him to get great, I'm sure he'd tell you he enjoys golf more than anything else. It's not all fun and games to get up every day, grind it out and work at it. But that's what it takes. So you better have the right perspective, focus and diligence to do that, even when you don't feel like doing it. A lot of the stories of great successes tell of how those people who end up winning the most were the ones who persevered through the most difficulties. That shows that maintaining perspective-sticking with it every day and doing the very best you can not to get distracted-is the ticket. It's those little truths that make life rewarding.