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Hello everyone 

My name is Dalton Grant and I am a former World Class High Jumper.  I am a three time Olympian, European and Commonwealth Gold medallist.  I was Captain of the British Team and a Board Director of the London 2012 bid team, bringing the Olympics to London.

I would like to give you an insight into what I believe it takes to become a world class person, be it in sport or any other path you may choose.

The first thing you need to do is embrace the challenge set out before you.  Life is full of challenges and it is how you deal with the situations that face you that can make all the difference.  You can gain knowledge by reading, physical experience will be totally different and will give you a realistic idea of where you are in comparison to where you want to be.

Mental and physical preparation is the key to success, so you need to overcome any problems which will prevent you from preparing properly – eg, peer pressure, punctuality, discipline, respect (for yourself and others).  Overcoming these things will set you up in life and lead you down the correct path.  We may find it difficult to do these things at the start, but with perserverence and sacrifice it will become easier and turn into a habit.

Another area of importance is having the correct nutritional intake.  Be aware of the types of foods you are eating and the calorie content.  A healthy mind needs a healthy body.  What tastes good might not always be good for the body.  Everything in moderation!!

It is important to have the right mindset in whatever you choose to do.  This is something that may take time to develop, but it is worth it in the long run as it will change your life for the better!!

You have to make mistakes to improve, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

Regards

Dalton

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