I believe the major determinant is the mindset that comes along with being an athlete. Most people who play their sport at a high level have an internal drive to be better. It’s often the hours put in off the field that make the player on it.
That can be said the same for most people in the business world. Those without that drive to be better, will often become complacent – which also means replaceable.
Contributor: Dan Connerty from investorsgroup.com