What makes a champion? I’ve been fortunate to win The Australian Memory Championships four times. However, it took me six long hard years to get there. I kept coming second over and over. I even came last one year, thinking I would win. It was extremely frustrating to think that you’ve done all you could, yet be soundly beaten on the day. You start questioning yourself. Questioning your ability. You start building negative narratives and scenarios in your head. You know you’re so close, yet so far.