Billie Jean King Motivation


Oct 17, 2020

 by Emily Mueller
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๐Ÿ† ส™ษชสŸสŸษชแด‡ แดŠแด‡แด€ษด แด‹ษชษดษข is a former World No.1 professional tennis player and has won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

In 1972, King became the first tennis player to be named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. She was also the ๊œฐษชส€๊œฑแด› ๊œฐแด‡แดแด€สŸแด‡ แด€แด›สœสŸแด‡แด›แด‡ ever to receive that honor.

Off the court, Billie Jean King fought for equal prize money for men and women and in 1971 became the๊œฐษชส€๊œฑแด› ๊œฐแด‡แดแด€สŸแด‡ แด€แด›สœสŸแด‡แด›แด‡ to win over $100,000 ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ’ญ"I used to think about everything that could go wrong and then try to picture myself, or how I would react to it or how I would respond to it. ... So I always thought about the wind; I thought about the sun; I thought about line calls; I thought about rain, if we had to wait, things that were probably out of my control, and how I would respond to them.

I would think about how I wanted to act. Like they teach in acting, "act as if ..." — it's the same thing in sports. ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜? ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†? Because 75 percent of the time when you're on the court, you're actually not hitting a ball. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’•'๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰.

So I would ๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†‰๐Ÿ…ด

all these different possibilities."

๐‘บ๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’Š๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚ ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’Ž๐’” ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’'๐’” ๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’”, ๐’”๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ "๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’”๐’๐’๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’."

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