Maria Sharapova: 'The Beginning is one of the Most Important Parts of a Journey'



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Maria Sharapova: 'The Beginning is one of the Most Important Parts of a Journey'

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was recently on the ABC News' "No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis" podcast and spoke about the worst advice she ever received from people - “it's not how you start, it's how you finish."

, according to GMA. The Russian strongly disagreed with that and says that a strong and clear beginning is necessary for a positive outcome in any field - sports or business. “The beginning is one of the most important parts of a journey ...

And so in my career, before you make that first step, you have to do so much due diligence. You have to put in so much work and effort, put in the right team, the frame of mind, and the hours of repetition in order to have a great beginning and the better the beginning, the better the end”.

In the podcast, the five-time Grand Slam champion says, "I have a clear path of what I want to achieve in the end, and no matter where I am at, the beginning of it, the middle of it, I always go back to ‘What it was I thinking, what was my path? What was my thinking from the original starting point? And am I still on the same track?."

Sharapova's beliefs have undoubtedly paid off. She has been a World No. 1 in singles, a five-time Grand Slam champion, returned from a doping ban in the game, has written a New York Times bestselling book and runs her own premium candy line - Sugarpova.