It has become a norm that a successful sportsman/woman would publish their autobiography at some point of his/her career.
Recently I came across one that features our very own badminton champion, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.
The title of the book is “Dare to be a Champion”. It’s about 200 pages thick (including few advertisement pages) with pretty huge fonts and lots of photos. Therefore, one might be able to finish it in a day.
I finished it in one afternoon. Well, spending RM38 and gaining some wisdoms and encouragements in one afternoon wasn’t a bad idea after all.
In this book, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei reveals some of the details on how he got started with badminton, and the tough times he had been tough to become a successful badminton champion.
So, if you’re keen to find out the answers of the following questions, then this book is definitely for you.
How old was he when he entered the National Sport Institution? You be surprised he wasn’t selected at a very young age.
How tough of a life he had to face at National Sport Institution? So did he cry and ever wanted to give up?
How he met his wife?
How old is he when he owned a BMW car?
What happened after his car accident in 2006?
What are his plans beyond 2011?
Overall, it’s an easy read and very motivating too. It reminds me that to be a champion or to reach your goals in any fields, you must work very hard, be persistent, and must not lose your self-discipline.
Dato’s Lee Chong Wei surely didn’t have it easy. He woke up every day at 5am to train, doing the repetitive yet boring practices such as running, techniques, footwork, physical training and etc.
When he first entered the National Sport College, he had to work extra hard such as practiced while others were having breaks to close in on the level of his teammates.
Now, I asked myself how hard had I been working to reach my goals.