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Can you pin­point a defin­ing mo­ment in your life? An event that saw you change course or re­alise a long-held dream? For ath­letes, the chase for gold in­volves sac­ri­fice and de­vo­tion. It is de­fined by years of train­ing – 10,000 hours at least, ac­cord­ing to Mal­colm Glad­well, au­thor of Out­liers. Glad­well, who stud­ied highly suc­cess­ful people, says the elite in any field don’t just work harder than other people – they fall in love with prac­tice. What hap­pens, then, when the game stops, the race has been run, the medals claimed? Ahead of the Com­mon­wealth Games in Glas­gow, Elissa Lawrence speaks with four Queens­land cham­pi­ons about how a gold medal changed their lives. Also this week Matthew Condon profiles the man who will be sworn in as the gover­nor of this state on July 29. Paul de Jersey’s stel­lar le­gal ca­reer would sug­gest that he too, has spent a good 10,000 do­ing what he loves.

Kylie Lang on Sun­day, to­mor­row in The Sun­day Mail

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