Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.— John Smith
Superior Athletic Competition quotations
Look in the mirror... that's your competition.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.
Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
In 2008 I didn't take it all in enough.
I was so wrapped up in just the competition that I missed what was going on around me. If I am given that opportunity again to go to the Olympics and be an athlete I want to take it all in because I feel like this is my last shot and I want to feel the team spirit. I want to really live and breathe the USA.
Pain is the passing lane where you leave the competition behind you.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say "We'll just have to see".
Most people who do a lot of exercise, particularly in the form of competitive athletics, have unneurotic, extraverted, optimistic personalities to begin with. (Marathon runners are exceptions to this.)
Consumer insights based on strategy and market planning is critical for success in highly competitive market.
If you ask what's been my secret of success, most might say it's my God-given athletic ability to throw a football. While talent is important, it's not necessarily the most important thing. Thousands of talented people fail every day. My strength has been my will to win-that competitive fire inside.
A competitive athlete is painful to look at;
trying hard to become an animal rather than a man, he will never be as fast as a cheetah or as strong as an ox.
A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
When I'm in my groove there is no thinking. Everything just happens.
If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror.
After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
I've found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
I was very athletic when I was younger and I am a very competitive person, so I never give up.
Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition.
You've got to look for tough competition. You've got to want to beat the best.
The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me.
Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.
Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition.
But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.
The unique thing about bodybuilding is that when I compete it is just me on a stage alone. There is no field, no bat, no ball, no skis, no skates. All other athletes have to use equipment, like a football. But I don't use anything in competition except myself. It's just me up there. Me alone. No coach. No nothing.
It was bad enough to have toppled from the Olympic heights to make my living competing with animals. But the competition wasn't even fair. No man could beat a race horse, not even for 100 yards.
My prototypical quarterback is a competitive guy that's a winner, somebody that has great athletic instincts, somebody who is very accurate throwing the football, a quick-minded guy who can think fast on his feet and can make decisions quickly, someone who has leadership ability, an understanding of timing and can make really good decisions.
Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling - the world's oldest sport - remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics.
To me the Olympic spirit embodies the magic of competition, hard work and coming to a point in your career when you're around the best athletes in the world, and having the whole world watching.
Fear is the strongest driving-force in competition.
Not fear of one's opponent, but of the skill and high standard which he represents; fear, too, of not acquitting oneself well. In the achievement of greater performances, of beating formidable rivals, the athlete defeats fear and conquers himself.