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History books are filled with stories of people who refused to give up and went on to achieve greatness; Michael Jordon was cut from his school basketball team yet went on to become one of the world's best basketball players; Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a reporter because her bosses said she was “unfit for TV" and went on to become the most successful TV host ever; and Walt Disney was fired for not being creative enough and lacking ideas, yet went on to become the world most recognised creative talent. It just goes to show that you should not let failure define you.
On the other hand, Kiwi surfer, Paige Hareb, seemed to have a dream run towards achieving her goal. She was talented at many sports and could have had a successful career in soccer or skiing, however she chose surfing. Her natural talent and dedicated approach allowed her to reach her goal at the young age of 17, making her one of the youngest to ever qualify for the world tour of surfing, and the first kiwi woman to ever do so, placing her in the top 17 surfers in the world.
For 6 years we followed Paige on the world stage as she flew the Kiwi flag until 2014 when her dream run came to an end and she failed to requalify. For many elite athletes, 6 years amongst the top in the world would be considered a good run, however Paige knew she had more to give and was determined not to give up. She spent the next three years working on every aspect of her surfing allowing her failures to drive her to improve and at the end of 2017, she requalified for the illustrious world tour.
Paige in training