One success strategy that I did not always do very well was maximise the skills of those around me.  When you are young and one of the best in the world it is easy to start to think you know everything.  


There are always people around who can help you.  In professional sport, it might be someone who is an expert on nutrition, injury prevention, technique, race tactics, setting up your equipment, etc, etc.   Make sure to investigate what experts are relevant to your field and seek them out.


Many people will offer you advice and most of them won’t know what they are talking about.  Those people need to be listened to and filtered out.  The ones who can really help may not come to you, you might have to find them.  It’s not all about you, success, in any arena, is about having the right team.