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 “What you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.”

“Have a great day on purpose.”

“Begin each day, as if it were on purpose.” – Hitch

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

“Don’t make a second mistake because you are thinking about the first one.”

Adversity

“Anytime you experience adversity, your actions define who you are.”

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to negotiate the turn.”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Appreciation

“Appreciation is the currency of success.”

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Les Brown

“Do not count the days, make the days count.”

“Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” – Albert Einstein

Attitude

“Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought, and can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized.” Paul Meier

“Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of success.” – Denis Waitley

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Your attitude can either enable or disable you.”

“Don’t let where you start dictate where you’ll finish.”

“Improvement begins with I.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being though a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” – Maurice Switzer

Change

“If you want to change the fruits, you will have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must change the invisible.”

“Association breeds assimilation.” – John Calipari

“It’s ok to be a copycat… As long as you copy the right cat.”

“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” – Robert Allen

“You either accept it or you correct it. There is no in between.”

 Character

“Character is made by what you stand for; reputation is made by what you fall for.”

“Character is not made in a crisis; it is only exhibited.” – Robert Freeman

“Ability may get you to the top,” he liked to say, “but it takes character to stay there.”

Commitment

 “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient … When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” -Kenneth H. Blanchard

“If you want to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back to the crowd.”

“A lot of guys have potential written on their tombstones.”

Confidence

“You smell the cologne I have on? You know what it is? It’s called confidence. I wear it everyday.” – Deion Sanders

“If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize” – Muhammad Ali

Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker

 Discipline

 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

“In life, there is no try. Only do, or do not.” – Yoda

“Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.”

“Every man faces pain; the pain of hard work or the pain of regret.”

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” -John Wooden

“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” – John Wooden

“Plan your work then work your plan.”

Dreams

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“Never tell me ‘the sky’s the limit’ when there are footprints on the moon …”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“Associate reverently, as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.”

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~J.M. Power

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.”

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.”

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Energy

“Energy creates energy” – Sarah Bernhardt

Enthusiasm

 “Enthusiasm is the power that transfers the mental blueprint into the physical dimension.” – Eckhart Tolle

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince Lombardi

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Anthony Robbins

“The enthusiasm and passion on the sidelines are emotions that carry over to the players.”

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

 Excuses

“While excuses are just thoughts or beliefs, you are the decider of what you ultimately store away as your guide to life.” -Wayne Dyer

Happiness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama

“To a smile given, many smiles return.”

Leadership

“An army of deer led by a lion will defeat an army of lion led by a deer.”

Mentors

“Stand on the shoulder of giants.”

“Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Moment

“Be where your feet are.”

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” – Caesar

Recruiting

“Once the ball gets to the block, that’s where coaching ends and recruiting begins.”

“You cannot win the Kentucky Derby with a donkey.”

Opportunity

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” -Sun Tzu

“If you want to walk on water; you have to be willing to step out of the boat.”

“Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.” – Confucius

“It is often the last key on the ring that opens the door.”

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”

“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” – Churchill

“Never be afraid to try something new. Always remember, Amateurs built the arc. Professionals built the Titanic.”

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”

“Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.”

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Preparation

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – President Abraham Lincoln

“In order to win, you must eliminate the things that go into losing.”

“The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.” –Archilochus, Greek Soldier, 650 BC

Pressure

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Mary Case

“In order to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back to the crowd.”

Process

 “I  have put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.”

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

“Repetition is the father of learning.”

“You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.” – Vince Lombardi

“Win the day.”

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work hard on the days when you feel great.”

“There are no office hours for Champions” – Lou Holtz

“Make everyday your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

“99% of people are waiting for greatness to go on sale & it never will. You must pay the price that greatness requires.”

“Success if found in your daily routine.”

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Seneca

“The job of a gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.”

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.”

“The fight is won or lost far away from any witnesses. It is won behind the scenes, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

“These are the days when we become what we become.”

“The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.”

“The scoreboard is the result of execution.” – Jesse Haddock

Success

“The first key to greatness is to be in reality what we appear to be.”  –Socrates

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”  – Mark Twain

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

“People are not more successful because they’ve had more experience; they are more successful because they have learned more from their experience.”

“There is no continuum for success.” – Nick Saban

“Success usually comes to those too busy to be looking for it.”

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – W. Churchill

“Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

“Success favors the prepared mind.”

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” -John Wooden

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” – Henry Ford

Togetherness

 “A house divided won’t stand.”

“The main ingredient to stardom is the rest of the team.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf.” – Rudyard Kipling

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

Toughness

“Fatigue makes cowards out of us all.” – Lombardi

“If you want to win on the road, you need two things. Juniors and Seniors.”

“I want you to be the predators, not the prey. We want to hunt, not to be hunted.”

“Practice does not make perfect, perfect practices makes perfect.”

“Winners develop the habit of doing things that losers don’t like to do.”

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“Greatness usually lies just beyond fatigue.”

Value

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn

“Every snap you take in this league is on your resume.” – Larry Fitzgerald

 

 

 

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