Gabby Douglas Says Being Too 'Cocky' Was One of Her Downfalls in 2016

Gabby Douglas Says Being Too 'Cocky' Was One of Her Downfalls in 2016

Gabby Douglas is an extraordinary Olympic gymnast, but even she has low moments in her life she can learn from.

In a new interview, the 21-year-old gold medalist opens up about the difference between being confident and thinking you don’t have to work for something.

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“My coach would always tell me, ‘You can leave the gym, because you’re not giving 100%…I realize this comes so easy to you, but I need to see you sweat,’” she remembered to Teen Vogue. “I think that’s the difference. When you have talent, you can’t be cocky. Sure, you can be confident, like, ‘I got this,’ but not like, ‘Yeah, I don’t have to work hard.’”

She also admitted that that confidence made her perform worse in 2016.

“That was one of my downfalls in 2016,” she continued, “You can have talent, you can have natural ability, but without that hard work, you can only go so far.”

Sound advice! We know she will continue to work hard and conquer amazing obstacles in her lifetime.

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