Rikinette Steenkamp - Stay Humble
I have learnt that the best athletes know when to push themselves but also when not to push themselves. It’s just as important to know when not to force yourself into the red zone. I would rather be 10% under-trained than 1% over trained.

I have also learnt that pressure is part of the game and pressure comes from outside and we also put pressure on ourselves. We can use pressure positively, but most importantly, never let pressure take away the joy of what you do. When we truly enjoy what we are doing, than we will do it better.

I have learnt to never compare myself to any athlete. It’s true that we can learn from one another, but there’s only one you. Be one with a difference.

Remember: always be humble. Often we think that humbleness is a sense of weakness, but true humbleness is strength under control. They always say it’s important to have the right mindset, and believe me; the battlefield is in our minds, hence, renew your mind every day. It’s not important what people think of you, what you believe about yourself is the most important.

Lastly and most importantly, always give all the glory to our God, Jesus Christ. For it is His grace that empowers us to train, compete and perform