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
Sublime Softball quotations
A winner is that person who gets up one more time than she is knocked down.
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.
It's not where you start but where you finish.
I don't want to deal with problems, and so you want to make sure that you don't give yourself problems by not doing your homework and maybe trying to take a kid that's got great ability but isn't going to get it done in the classroom.
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.
No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win-and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.
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.
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
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.
What I love about the game is that the game doesn't know who is supposed to win.
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation.
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die.
Those that focus on value creation will thrive.
Genius is perseverance in disguise.
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.
Your body is not made to throw like we throw.
That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement.
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.
The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That's the beautiful heart of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for the group success.
Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.
I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.
Talking of first times Stephanie, I bet your first time was really memorable for you and the captain ot the football team .. and the basketball team .. and the softball team, the track team, the chess club and the pool boy!
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.
There is a way to play this game physically, but it's the mental part that's going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.