The best way to get superior results is to set high, but achievable goals. She had won 3 straight GS titles, and only lost I believe four matches all year when she set that goal. That would have seemed an absurd goal on January 1st, 2002. She when she searched for a higher goal, her choices were limited.
That attitude is what makes her the world #1, and what won the Grand Slam. (Hey, all 4 trophies are on her mantle. Call it what you want.) Michael Jordan didn't become Michael Jordan by saying 'I just want to make the team, that's all'.
And maybe now Venus realizes that Baby Sister isn't going to take it easy on her. She sure played her better at OZ than she had the previous couple times.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.