Let these sports quotes give
you motivation to be the best at what you do. Be inspired by the champions, the winners and the everyday people who
were determined to be the best they could be. Words of wisdom from players,
coaches, and people who have experienced the joy of sports.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement,
about being better than you were the day before."
Steve Young, Football Quarterback
Inspirational Quotes |
An athlete is a normal person with the gift of an undying passion
to be the best and achieve greatness.
Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi, Football Player and Coach
Famous Quotes |
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope
in his heart
and dreams in his head.
Emil Zatopek, Long-distance Runner
Football has never been my life or even a game against an opponent, for me
football has been a game
against myself, a profession that has taught me more about myself
than any book ever could.
Richard Lee, Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer
Without coaching, all the positive mental attitude in the world
cannot help you. A coach in hindsight can be an athlete's foresight.
Positive Attitude |
Thinking clearly and acting effectively under pressure is something every
pro player must learn to do.
Mike Kane, Sports Psychology: The Ultimate Guide For Mastering The Mental Aspects Of Sports Performance
I found out that if you are going to win games,
you had better be ready to adapt.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming,
you gotta be ready to hit the curve.
Quotes about Life |
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Funny Quotes about Life |
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Never Quit Quotes |
Discipline is what makes the difference between a successful training
regimen and a training regimen thatís not worth anything at all.
Rachel Rebecca Wisdom, Mind Gym: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners
The best way to think about what it is like to be coach is to think
of a sports team. A coach is behind
the bench but is always with the team. The coach does
not play in the game, but the coach helps the
players identify areas to improve their game and
guides their development by demonstrating or explaining
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer, Leadership vs Management
Of course, in sports and in many aspects of our civilian life
we can't do everything ourselves so sports teach us the value
and the interworking relationship of teamwork.
Darrin Wiggins, Champion Mind Unbeatable Athlete: Think Elite, Train Elite, Be Elite
Teams Beyond Yesterday's Needs |
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Ben Hogan, Professional Golfer
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now
and live the rest of your life as a champion."
Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer
A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice,
that day's competition, that day's performance.
They are always striving to be better. They don't live in the past.
Briana Scurry, Soccer Goalkeeper
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
Matt Biondi, Competition Swimmer
Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Bill Shoemaker, Jockey
Champions do not become champions when they
win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years
they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself
is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
T. Alan Armstrong
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from
something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be
- in baseball and in life.
Believe In Yourself |
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Words of Encouragement |
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must
choose your place.
James Lane Allen
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will
determine what you become after the game, whether you are a
winner or a loser.
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive.
I had to get out there and go for it. . . I know fear is an obstacle for
some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no
man got to be common.
Why Are Some People |
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports.
What is tough, is being good every day.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges,
and I believed in myself.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Having a morning ritual is key to a successful day.
Something that you do without thinking. For me it is meditation.
I wake up, drink water that i have sitting next to me in my sports
bottle and hydrate a little. I then set my alarm for 20 minutes and meditate.
Roy Williams, Self Help
Clarify your direction as soon as possible - it is the most important decision
in sports, and everyone knows it, which is curious, because in life,
it is the most important decision as well, but not many people take
it into account.
Helena Angel, How To Be Happy
In sports, players need to be reminded of their competition to
become motivated to practice. The same can be applied in business.
Gavin McGinnis, Coaching: 10 Coaching Skills to Help Your Team Focus, Take Action, Stay Motivated and Accomplish Goals!
The significance of motivation is prevalent in every area of our lives.
From sports to manufacturing, we see every sector thriving because
Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
Find a sport, a musical instrument, or martial arts activity that really
excites your child. This is great for stress release, growth, and for
connecting with your child.
Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert, The 3D Learner: Transform Stress to Outrageous Success for Your Child
On sports teams, and in companies, we work with our peers
for greater victories than we could achieve alone.
Helena Angel, How To Be Happy: Goal Setting or When Dreams Come True
Goals prepare Olympic athletes physically and mentally.
Did you know that goals are used by sports psychologists in order
to help athletes improve their performance?
Paul Bailey, Your Little Steps to Self Confidence for Life
If you examine sports teams closely, you will find that a team doesn't
necessarily have to have the best players to win championships to succeed.
Michael Welton, Be Your Best: A guide to Personal Development by the 15 Laws of Success
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