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Motivation is the key
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Grant's will to win is the perfect motivation
Success doesn't come easily to anyone, not even when they're as talented as Grant.

But if you're not prepared to put in the effort, there are always others who will.

"To go to that next level, or even compete internationally or nationally, you will have to work hard and put in the hours," says Grant.

For Grant, the training never stops

"If you are willing to commit and show that you really want something then anything is possible.

"I'm lucky I have a great squad that I train with. Motivation for me is not too hard.

"When it gets tough, you just have to think to yourself 'is everyone else going to sleep in until nine or are they going to get up at a quarter-to-five and train their heart out?'

"You have to think about what the competition are going to do."


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Meet Grant Hackett
Making sacrifices
Staying motivated
Training hard
Keeping focused

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