You can't measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can't spend any time worrying about whether you're going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better.— Steffi Graf
Tremendous Winning Basketball quotations
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day.
The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.
If you're struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds-do anything on the court to help the team win.
Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting.
In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way. Of course, it's no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether you're going to win or lose and focus your full attention on what's happening right this moment.
My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That's it. I don't have any other goals
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Basketball is a pretty simple game. What wins is consistency and competitiveness.
To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.
So, yeah, I'm going to try to win the national championship next year.
But I'm not going to kill myself doing it. I'm not going to kill my players either. You really start to realize there's a lot more to what we're trying to do then winning games
Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.
The stats win nothing. I'm still sexy. I'm still great.
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
The difference between winning and losing is most often not qiuting.
Celebration is big for me. From my younger days, when I used to win mementos while playing basketball, I have always believed in sharing my success. It has to be there. It lifts the energy levels of the entire side if you are positive and vocal when a wicket falls.
I always say to my guys, 'The most important day of your life is today.
This very minute is the most important of you life. You must win this minute. You must win this day. And tomorrow will take care of itself.
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
I didn't get into teaching and coaching for the number of wins or the money.
It was a passion for trying to help young people
A lot of guys go through their whole careers and don't win a championship, but are still great coaches.
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.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Know how to win and how to lose and be able to handle adversity.
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.
You don't win games as a coach during games.
You win games as a coach before games. Players win during games, not coaches
For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball.
There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
The secret of winning is working more as a team, less as individuals.
I've never felt my job was to win basketball games - rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Coaches win practices, players win games
You have to make shots to win basketball games and we didn't do that.
You also have to get back on defense, so it was a double-whammy.
Your best player has to set a tone of intolerance for anything that gets in the way of winning
We're focusing on the whole pie, not a slice.
A slice is good, but it's not good enough to get you fat. We're trying to get fat.
Winning coaches look for opportunities to praise.
Anything that reflects a commitment to the team is praiseworthy