Test of your character – Goeff Boycott's view

The context:

Game: Cricket

Speaker: Goeff Boycott (former England opener)

Reference: Shaun Tait (young Australian fast bowler who announced stepping away from playing indefinitely at age 24)

Geoff Boycott was providing his opinion about Shaun Tait’s “sort of” retirement from the game. One part of that response was about when your character is really tested. Here is an excerpt:

“Your character is tested when you fail. Not when you are a raving success. When you fail, when things don’t go your way that’s when you got to pick yourself up, you got to be mentally strong, you got to try and try again”

Simply brilliant!