Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.— Muhammad Ali
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Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
A lot of people notice when you succeed, but they don't see what it takes to get there.
My coach told me, "Larry, no matter how much you work at it, there's always someone out there who's working just a little harder - if you take 150 practice shots, he's taking 200." And that drove me.
I hate to lose more than I like to win.
I hate to see the happiness on their faces when they beat me!
Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
Competition in its best form is a test of self.
It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.
It's not where you start but where you finish.
High school sports: where lessons of life are still being learned, and where athletes still compete for the love of the game and their teammates.
You're going to make mistakes in life. It's what you do after the mistakes that counts.
If my dreams can happen to me, your dreams can happen to you.
Champions are not made on the track or field; champions are made by the things you accomplish and the way you use your abilities in everyday life situations.
I know you're supposed to set goals for yourself.
I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what's next! But I'm all into the journey. It's fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I'm cool at the crossroads.
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation.
Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die.
Those that focus on value creation will thrive.
My mom would never let us quit. She always taught us the importance of sticking with it, even when times are tough. We didn't just hear her, we watched her. I know what to do because she led the way. She showed us that if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish the world. No matter where you're from and what you're up against.
I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently.
I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.
We're prepared, and we've done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That's what confidence is all about.
Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.
A lot of times the expectations of you are so high that no matter what you do you are never going to be able to live up to those expectations. So you better go out and do the best you can and enjoy it.
Pressure bursts pipes. I thank God for giving me peace of mind to overcome pressure. The difference between winning and losing is when pressure hits.
It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before.
There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.
The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.
The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.
It's a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense.
I'm not exceptionally fast or overly powerful.
But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.
A successful pitcher keeps the leadoff hitter from reaching first base and puts the first pitch over for a strike - the two most important rules of pitching.
If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.
Maintaining concentration depends on what I call tunnel vision;
nothing else in the world exists but the catcher's target, the hitter and my perfect delivery.
In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't.
To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive.
To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful.
We're going to step on the field knowing that every team we're going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn't seen. ... We've just got to be ready to step up with them
I get over bad games right away. Sometimes I've let it go even before I've left the mound. That quick. Why? Because it's over. What can you do about it? Nothing. The only thing you can do is fight if you're still in the game. After that you can do nothing.