What's behind you doesn't matter.— Enzo Ferrari
Off-limits Race Motivational quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Everything you need is already inside.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose.
Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly.
And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
Just put one foot in front of the other.
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life it.
I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing - racing, shagging, eating and drinking.
When I race my mind is full of doubts - who will finish second, who will finish third?
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Success is actually a short race-a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.
The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves.
It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about.
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.
Today was not about times, it was about getting in there, enjoying the race, and enjoying the atmosphere
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Big occasions and races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished.
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.
Do the work. Do the analysis. But feel your run. Feel your race. Feel the joy that is running.
No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day.
When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them.
You must see yourself run the race over and over, time and time again.
You must put yourself in critical positions and see how you would react in those positions before the race so when and if they do happen, the feedback is automatic.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark.
Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.
The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other... but to be with each other.
Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
Marathoning is a metaphor for life, so there are a lot of parallels you can draw. I tell people to follow your dream, follow your heart, follow your passion, run your own race and believe in yourself. I think anybody who wants to succeed has to have passion. My love for this sport, you can't instill it in someone else.
The key is to trust in your preparation.
You have done all you can, so focus on that fact. You will remain the same person before, during and after the race, so the result, however important, will not define you. The journey is what matters.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences. My times become slower and slower, but the experience of the race is unchanged: each race a drama, each race a challenge, each race stretching me in one way or another, and each race telling me more about myself and others.
To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture.
It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.
I swam the race like I trained to swim it.
It is not mathematical. I just let my body do it. It is a lot easier if you let your body do what it is trained for.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
I was unable to walk for a whole week after that, so much did the race take out of me. But it was the most pleasant exhaustion I have ever known.
How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races? All my life people have been telling me, 'You're too small Pre', 'You're not fast enough Pre', 'Give up your foolish dream Steve'. But they forgot something, I HAVE TO WIN.
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints.
I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.
I steal from every single movie ever made.
I love it - if my work has anything it's that I'm taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don't like that, then tough titty, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don't do homages.
The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things.