The culture precedes positive results. It doesn't get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they're champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.

— Bill Walsh

The most useful Bill Walsh quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

Your path and purpose will become crystal clear when you begin to trust your vision.


Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent.


Invest in great relationships, they will pay a lifetime of dividends.


People thrive on positive reinforcement.

They can take only a certain amount of criticism and you may lose them altogether if you criticize them in a personal way... you can make a point without being personal. Don't insult or belittle your people. Instead of getting more out of them you will get less


Failure is part of success, an integral part.

Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back.


For me the starting point for everything - before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience - is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you're dead in the water.


Many people erroneously think they have only one chance to succeed, and if they miss that chance, they are doomed to failure. In fact, most people have several opportunities to succeed.


Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.


The minute you step away from the negative people in your life you will instantly see the beauty in your horizon.


If you see players who hate practice, their coach isn't doing a very good job.


Your enthusiasm becomes their enthusiasm;

your lukewarm presentation becomes their lukewarm interest in what you're offering.


One of the common traits of outstanding performers-coaches, athletes, managers, sales representatives, executives, and others who face a daily up/down, win/lose accounting system-is that a rejection, that is, defeat, is quickly forgotten, replaced eagerly by pursuit of a new order, client, or opponent.


About Bill Walsh

Quotes 59 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Editor
Birthday October 16

You can only succeed when people are communicating, not just from the top down, but in complete interchange. Communication comes from fighting off my ego and listening.


Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise.


The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.


Act like a VIP and become a VIP


Before you can win the fight, You’ve got to be in the fight.


Innovation involves anticipation. It is having a broad base of knowledge on your subject and an ability to see where the end game is headed. Use all your knowledge to get their first. Set the trend and make the competition counter you


Strong leaders don't plead with individuals to perform.


Find a great mentor who believes in you, your life will change forever!


To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive.

To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful.


Everybody's got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.


Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it's completely crazy is completely crazy.


Consistent motivation usually comes from a consuming desire to be able to perform at your best under pressure, namely, the pressure produced by tough competition. If a player needed me to light a fire under him by turning the other team into a demon, he was lacking something I couldn't give him.


We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.


Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives.


If I have any talent, it's in the artistic end of football.

The variation of movement of 11 players and the orchestration of that facet of football is beautiful to me.


Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.


If any sort of error is inexcusable, it's an incorrect phone number.

One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every phone number published must be checked.


"Extra effort," in whatever form it takes (mental, physical, emotional), cannot be sustained without eventual damage and diminishing returns. There has to be a very acute awareness on your part as to the level of exertion and the toll it's taking on those you lead.


Champions behave like champions before they are champions


I have a sense of humor. I usually come off as very serious, but I definitely have a dry sense of humor.


By instinct we-leaders-want to run hard all the time;

by intellect we know this is not possible. Reconciling those two positions in the context of leadership is an ongoing challenge.


Flying by the seat of your pants precedes crashing by the seat of your pants.


On occasion I omit commas. On occasion, I use them. (The more you know about English, the less you're likely to think there are unbreakable "rules" for a lot of these things.)


90 percent of the time the terms are misused or unnecessary.

Not every image obtained from a computer is a screen shot.


Your attitude will unlock the mystery of success you seek!


As the leader, part of the job is to be visible and willing to communicate with everyone


We all know gifs are pronounced "jifs," right? Their creator says so, damn it!


If your why is strong enough you will figure out how!


Everybody isn't everybody.


Consistent effort is a consistent challenge.


The dash helps to indicate that the two thoughts are intimately related, and it's less stodgy than a semicolon, which would have performed the same function (and who talks in semicolons?).


When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you'll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.


I often think about the class differences involved in "jobs" vs. "careers."


Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.


I've observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.


I'm not one of those "omg texting kids rite bad" alarmists.

I just think there's an interesting nexus where the Internet itself hastened language change when it comes to Internet terms.


I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses.