I love playing and watching Rugby. The reason I fell in love with this game is Dan Carter. Yes, the All Black legend is my favorite sportsperson.
He is also a role model and source of inspiration to me! I’ve learned a lot from his career and attitude towards the game!
Dan was born on 5 March, 1982 in Canterbury, New Zealand. Fans, pundits, former and current players regard him as the best fly-half in the history of the game! Throughout his career, he has impressed us all with his performance in this role!
As a child, young Dan was quite shy and reserved. At a very young age, he fell in love with Rugby! His uncle was a professional player too.
Here are some of his traits and qualities that I admire – hard work, discipline, perseverance and determination.
Achieving the status of ‘Legend’ in any sport is a commendable task! Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer, Usain Bolt – all of them are legends for a reason! Dan, according to me, belongs to that league of legends!
It takes hard work and countless hours of practice to put in performances that Dan has been doing for years! The performances he put forward for his clubs, country and province represents the countless hours he has spent on the training ground!
Then comes discipline! Sportsmen from around the world achieve limelight. But many of them are just incapable of handling the fame, limelight and success. As a result, they simply fade away from the scene after a few years.
Dan if different though! Thanks to his disciplined life, he has been able to lead a successful career and personal life so far! He has managed to keep himself away from major controversies.
With each passing year, Dan never let foot off the pedal! He simply kept on persevering. It helped him bring out his best, each time he set his foot on the ground!
Dan Carter has amassed various titles, personal accolades and trophies throughout his career. He has won the Rugby World Cup twice.
His life and career has convinced me that hard work and dedication will reward one for sure! It has not been all highs and no downs for Dan in his career! Throughout his career, he suffered from injuries and setbacks.
But injuries didn’t stop him or his stride! He kept patience and faith and worked harder to make a strong comeback! This shows the level of determination he has! I wish I have the same level of determination as Dan Carter. It will definitely help me face various obstacles that’ll come in my life.
I look up to Dan Carter for inspiration. His story and performances give me confidence. Though I’m not a Rugby player, I use this motivation and confidence in other areas of life!