How can you learn from Michael Van Gerwen’s success?
MICHAEL van Gerwen admits that developing a “ruthless streak” was a major factor in his rise to glory.
The three-times World Champion delivered a massive statement by switching to Winmau on January 2 this year in an exclusive occasion at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
It has not been the year that anyone could imagine. That Stadium is now a temporary hospital and sport has been in lockdown since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But that hasn’t stopped MVG calculating and fine tuning his game back home in Boxtel, Netherlands.
Van Gerwen is now a father for a second time, the lovely Daphne giving birth to a baby boy two months ago, and he’s enjoying that quality family time with an extended paternity leave from the sport.
With his characteristic board smile and sleek strong head Michael now 31, is very different to the young outlandish prodigy who just a few years ago couldn't win a major. Whilst many who know MVG as very playful and always smiling, his often thoughtful responses always contain a different message, that Better Never Stops, and it’s hard earned.
Coming off the back of a long season, that saw heartbreak with his loss to Peter Wright in the World Championship final, Van Gerwen was up at 7am the next day to be received in Cardiff for his latest brand signing.
What was amazing that following such disappointment was Michael’s immense passion for darts and the way he engaged that passion with everybody and Michael said: "It's what I think about when I get up in the morning, it’s what I think about when I go to bed.”
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