I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.— Lionel Messi
Fascinating Professional Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves.
Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
If there is one thing I have learned during my years as a professional, it is that the only thing constant about golf is its inconstancy.
My mother has never been involved in my professional life.
I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter basis and not a work-related basis.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Everyone, in all walks of life, regardless of his professional occupation should feel concerned and play an active role to solve such problems which affect mankind.
To have a group of cloistered clinicians away completely from the broad current of professional life would be bad for teacher and worse for student. The primary work of a professor of medicine in a medical school is in the wards, teaching his pupils how to deal with patients and their diseases.
Don't confuse having a career with having a life.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
My advice for achieving success is to make a career choice that reflects your passion. Then work your craft a little bit each day - even if someone's not paying you to do it. Try to balance your social life with your educational (or professional) life, and have patience.
Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.
I have been spending the better part of my professional life trying to create self-driving cars. At Google, I am working with a world-class team of engineers to turn science fiction into reality.
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.
I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything have one primary concern - mankind.
My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon.
.. We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is. The artist is a professional see-er.
I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.
The goals and successes of my professional life pale in comparison to my personal goals of an eternal family, receiving exaltation and being with the Savior again.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
It took me a long time to be as brave in my personal life as I was in my professional life to be brave in love means opening yourself up to the possibility of heartbreak.
I've never credited myself with a professional life. But, basically, it has been that.
I don't think life owes me anything and the business doesn't owe me anything.
The only way to approach it is by working hard and loving what you do. If you do that and have faith, maybe you will get lucky. I mean that sincerely and specifically. I truly believe that no professional career in the arts is capable without a healthy dose of luck.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
I think it's the real world. The people we're writing about in professional sports, they're suffering and living and dying and loving and trying to make their way through life just as the brick layers and politicians are.
I'm becoming a professional nomad and enjoying that whole part of my life.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person.
Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
My life as a professional musician is a joyless exercise in futility.
I recommend my students not to be professional unless they really have to be.
I tell them, 'If you love music, sell Hoovers or be a plumber. Do something useful with your life.'
The life of a professional golfer is precarious at best.
Win, and they carry you to the clubhouse on their shoulders. Lose, and you pay the caddies in the dark.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
In a longish life as a professional writer, I have heard a thousand masterpieces talked out over bars, restaurant tables and love seats. I have never seen one of them in print. Books must be written, not talked.
Playing from deep grass is a fact of life in professional golf.
It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
I just want to be at peace with myself, personally and professionally.
I want to lead my life the way I want to without having to worry about what the other person may be thinking. Professionally again, I would like to be able to just do films that I want to without having to explain my reasons to my friends, family and fans.
Some people in LA are addicted. They have to be here. My personal life is stronger than my professional life, in terms of priorities.
I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.
In professional wrestling, I think that they want you to be bigger than life.
It's almost like an over-acting type thing - whereas on the big screen, you're 35 feet and they've got a close-up of you to put it on the screen in the movie house. At 35 feet, it's more subtlety than the overboard drama that we do in pro wrestling.
I have been blessed with a long and healthy career as a professional athlete and as I move forward into the next stage of my life, chiropractic care will continue to be an important part of my game.