Growing up, practically every one of us dreamt of a career in sports. Who amongst us was not enticed by the joy of playing a game we loved while earning the adulation of millions of fans? The sight of the likes of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky, poker and casino legend Phil Ivey, or tennis icon Serena Williams reaching the peak of physical and mental ability was perhaps the most awe-inspiring experience in the lives of many children. However, very few of us have the genes, the mental fortitude, and the focus to become professional athletes. So does that mean we have zero chance of ever pursuing careers in sports?