What this article made clear to me was that Kicking was not simply a physical endeavor and that to be the best you have to understand and train for the Mental side of the game as well. This whole concept of Mental preparation fascinated me and I quickly focused a great deal on making this a strength of my own.
For me, what makes Kicking so challenging is what makes it fun. You have to be a complete athlete in your physical characteristics and in your Mental make up. You can't just "try harder" when things are not going well. You need to find it from within yourself.