Vince Lombardi Quotes Page 2People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man.
Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind - you could call it character in action.
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A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
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There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner.
They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them - you show them the reasons.
Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.
Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Quotes About Vince LombardiLombardi often displayed a concern for his players and their potential well beyond the lines of the football field. He drove players to excel not just for their own good, but to give honor to something greater. Patrick McCaskey, Vince Lombardi: Ten Greatest Coaches of the NFL Volume 6
To my father (Vince Lombardi), coaching and teaching were synonymous. He believed it was his duty to teach his players not only how to be successful on the football field but also how to live happy, responsible, and successful lives. Vince Lombardi Jr., The Essential Vince Lombardi: Words & Wisdom to Motivate, Inspire, and Win
Vince Lombardi understood the correct balance between loving your players and wanting to buddy up to them. He once said that a leader should never try to "close the gap" between himself and his team. He should love his team, serve his team, and sacrifice for his team - but he should never try to be one of the guys. Pat Williams, Vince Lombardi on Leadership: Life Lessons from a Five-Time NFL Championship Coach
There are many explanations for Lombardi's success as a coach. He had a keen memory, an analytical mind, and a passionate love of football. He was headstrong and tireless, determined to get his way and to come up with solutions to strategic problems. He was charismatic in his way, a man whom people naturally feared and at the same time admired. Phil Barber, Official Vince Lombardi Playbook
Part of the reason that Lombardi's players were willing to work with him was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi succeeded, so did they. Donald T. Phillips, Run to Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership
Lombardi had definite ideas about the qualities and tactics required for effective leadership. In the Lombardi model, leadership starts with a simple premise: only by knowing yourself can you become an effective leader. Vince Lombardi Jr., The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi--The World's Greatest Coach
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