Top athletes share their secrets to success

Top athletes share their secrets to success

The world is filled with people with great minds. These are the people who have the capacity to push themselves past the limits that most of us set for ourselves. They are not born with bodies that are naturally better than ours. Their bones, muscles, and minds are nurtured and built over time. They are conditioned with years of hard work and drive.

In this post, we will list the most motivational quotes from top athletes that we have found. Some of these athletes also share their secrets to success. These methods can be applied to every area of life. The way we approach anything in life determines how we grow.

Motivational Quotes

“What to do with a mistake: recognise it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”

 Dean Smith

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”

Joe Namath

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”

Michael Phelps

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

“Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.”

Phil Jackson

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

Joe Paterno

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”

Satchel Paige

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”

Venus Williams

 “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”

Evander Holyfield

“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

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”

Pat Riley

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

Jack Dempsey

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Yogi Berra

“You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”

Phil Jackson

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”

Joe Namath

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”

Michael Phelps

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” 

Lance Armstrong

“Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.”

Phil Jackson

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

Joe Paterno

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”

William A. Ward

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”

Satchel Paige

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”

Venus Williams

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” 

Babe Ruth

“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

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”

Pat Riley

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

Jack Dempsey

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Yogi Berra

“You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”

Phil Jackson

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding.”

Jim Valvano

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take."

Wayne Gretzky

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”

Wayne Gretzky

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

Dan Gable

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting. ” 

Muhammad Ali

 “Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.”

Jimmy Valvano

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

Derek Jeter

"As you can see, all great athletes have one thing in common. They accept failure as part of growth. This is a life lesson we can all use and adapt to our own lives. We can all be and are all winners at something. We cannot all be star athletes. But we can all be exceptional at something. We all have greatness in us. There is one more quote we would like to share with you."

“Reach high for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.” 

Mother Teresa

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