Michael Rogers just won his first Tour de France stage. It is his tenth TdF.
His post race interview:
The main thing to take away from this is that Dodger attributes his recent successes - he also won two stages in this years Giro - to a mental shift more than anything.
Opportunities seem clearer to me now. I’m not scared of the outcome anymore, whereas, previously, I was scared to try something because I was already scared of failure.
But once you believe in [yourself] and aren’t scared of the outcome things become a lot clearer and opportunities arise.
The paralysis brought on by a fear of failure is far worse than failure.
As soon as you fail, that failure is gone and you are now free to try the next thing.
But if the paralysis stays you aren’t free to do any thing.
Another quote, this time from François de La Rochefoucauld:
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.