Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.— Usain Bolt
Fantastic Best Performance quotations
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.
So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
When people are financially invested, they want a return.
When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone.
I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly - along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish - are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
If you are not prepared, you cannot work out intensely.
If you do not perform, you cannot get results, and if you can't do your best to recover, you won't get the benefits of your hard work.
Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.
You may be a well-educated, clever and virtuous person, but those qualities will not necessarily make you a successful businessman. You must give your best to each and every task you take on, and reflect on your performance with an honest and unprejudiced eye.
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.
Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction - the things that constitute real success - is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
Sammy Davis, I backed him up. I used to study him every night. I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate a little bit from the best.
You can learn more from the lows than the highs.
The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.
The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.
A winner is someone who sets their goals, commits themselves to those goals and then pursues their goals with all the ability that is given to them. That requires someone who beleives in themselves, who will make self sacrifices, work hard, and maintain the determination to perform at the best of their ability.
All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists.
Strive to be the very best you can be.
Run the race against yourself and not the guy in the other lane. The reason I say that is, as long as you give it 110% you are going to succeed. But as long as you're trying to beat the guy over there, you are worried about him; you're not worrying about how you've got to perform.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
It's always funny to me when people use the phrase 'Best guitar player in the world'. There are too many variables such as technique, uniqueness, emotional investment in the notes, etc. But If I had to pick one, it would be Tommy Emmanuel. Watching him perform can be a study in artistic and virtuosic human achievement.
The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.
Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance.
Give nothing short of your very best effort.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
If you own a portfolio of stocks, you must learn to sell the worst performers first and keep the best a little longer.
If someone should ask, "how should an Opposition function?" the best answer would be, "in the manner of a traditional mother-in-law who watches the performance of household work by a daughter-in-law and follows her about with her comments.
Many times I had to dig deep and perform.
All of that adversity helped me and drove me to want to be the best.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
The best thing is being able to perform in front of people and to express my feelings, whatever they may be at the time. Just to be able to make the world a happier place to be.
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.
If you work at an insurance company that sells premiums you wouldn't even sell to your mother, how happy would you feel to work there? It's going to eat you up. It might last a few years, but it doesn't attract the best people, and it certainly doesn't create the energy and engagement you need to be a long-term performing company.
The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
I've been in a poor physical shape many times in my career and I've had some of my best results. My best performances happened because my mind was in the right place. The mind is definitely stronger than the body.
Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human -- and by that I mean imperfect -- beings.
What was most important to me at the Olympics was going out there and performing my best. When I messed up the first jump combination, which was my big move, it hit me that I messed up the program of my life.
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.
Noah, from 'The Young Lions' (1958), was the best performance of my life.
I couldn't have given more of myself. I'll never be able to do it again. Never.
Don't waste life in doubts and fears;
spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
The director's job is to know what emotional statement he wants a character to convey in his scene or his line, and to exercise taste and judgment in helping the actor give his best possible performance.
I've always seemed to have my best performances when I'm under the most pressure.
I extract what I consider the best material from different sources.
But often the material I perform comes from a very strange location in history, which are minstrel shows.