Other players in my sport talk about being the best. If there were people who were truly the best and stayed that way, then there would only be one champion or championship team that never loses. When it comes to professional athletes, staying humble enough to know you can always do a little better is how you stay ahead of others who fade away into obscurity in your game. I regularly get help at speed and agility training facilities that help me move little faster and turn a little quicker as that is what my sport relies on. When you play at the top level of any sport, you need whatever edge you can get to outperform the other person or team that also wants to elevate their playing to the championship level.
I have always been naturally fast, and training at speed and agility training facilities helps me get even faster. When the sports announcers comment how quick I am as a player, they don’t know the level of work that goes into achieving it. Everything from my diet to my stretching exercises to my weight training and the daily drills I do help me with moving faster and turning quicker. In any game at a pro level you do not have to be a whole lot better than the other player or team. You just need to be a little better than your opponent.
Pro players are the best in the world. They are so close in abilities, and there is only so much you can do to be even better. You can only get so fit, and that is it. The goal then is to take it just a bit more serious than your opponents, and commit to being just a little bit better than they are. That is how you win. When you get paid to do an activity that relies on you being able to do extraordinary things with your body, then you should be working and tuning that body like it is a machine you rely on to earn your living. Not everyone, even some pros, have that level of commitment.