Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.— Roddy Piper
Practical Motivational Wrestling quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing.
I'd wonder if he was still working out. I'd tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I'd start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder.
If you're afraid to fail, you'll never succeed.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Wrestling... what men do during boys basketball season.
There's always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels.
Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don't just dream.
You must show no mercy...nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you...for your greatness will silence them all.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration,and inspiration.
The obvious goals were there- State Champion, NCAA Champion, Olympic Champion.
To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
Professional wrestling is in my blood. I may have second guessed it in the past, but I know it now.
Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome.
The only thing you deserve is what you earn
I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
You will go one on one with the Great One!
I can take anyone down at anytime; they can't take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.
This is a sport (wrestling) that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation.
Motivation comes from within each individual.
It's a personal thing. It's pride, guts, desire, whatever you want to call it; some people have it in their bellies, and some don't.
Wrestling is the only sport I've ever competed in that puts you totally in a situation of constant motion without breaks. I could play football or baseball, swim -- but there's always some kind of situation that would break my thoughts, break my concentration.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
Never think of the consequences of failing for you will always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts!
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
If you are afraid to fail, you will never succeed.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
The man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
Take a strong wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as strong.
Take a quick wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as quick. Take a technical wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as technical. No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired. It's those who learn to perform when they're tired that find success.
Wrestling has been a way of life with me day in and day out.
I won't get too far away from it. I might walk through the wrestling room once a week. I could go every day if I wanted. But just walk through, make sure it's still there.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
I can beat anyone, either male, female, animal, vegitable, or mineral.
Winning is the science of being totally prepared
More endearingly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self control and pride.
My father's saying, The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Repeated actions are stored as habits.
If the repeated actions aren't fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can't be sound. What comes out will be bad habits.