Junior rowers and coxswains often look at more senior members of their teams and lose sight of the hard work and many seasons of rowing/coxing that it takes to get into the most competitive boats on a team.  For rowers and coxswains who are early in their career-be sure to give yourself the time necessary to develop the technical and mental skill necessary to handle being in a top boat.  We are not saying that you should be complacent and wait for things to happen to you, but we are saying that it takes time, practice and miles on the water to achieve the skill necessary for competitive racing.  So-give it your best everyday, learn from the more seasoned members of your team and you will have a good chance at reaching your highest potential.