by Jim on August 22, 2013

Key Statements that Shaped the Lives of Sports Legends

1- “100% of the shots you don’t take, never go in.” – Wayne Gretzky, Hall of Fame Hockey Player

2- “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka, Hall of Fame Football coach & player

3- “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!” – Coach John Wooden

4- Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster. Sooner or later he who wins, is he who thinks he can win! – Vice Lombardi

5- “If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement” – Andre Agassi, Tennis great

6- “I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.” – Tommy Lasorda, LA Dodgers, Manager

7- “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach, former Quarterback Dallas Cowboys

8- “Never let the fear of “striking out” get in your way.” – Babe Ruth, Baseball Great

9- “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – Coach John Wooden

10- “Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.” - Joe Gibbs, Coach Washington Redskins.

11- “Keeping ridiculous hours doesn’t mean you’ll be successful.” - Tony Dungy, former coach Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Champions

12- “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give. He believed in me.” – Coach Jim Valvano, North Carolina State NCAA Basketball Champions

13- “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – A commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek!” – Mario Andretti, Champion Race Car Driver

14- “Don’t be average. It’s the worst of the best and the best of the worst.” – Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves former All-start Center Fielder

15- “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls NBA great.

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Author: Jim (107 Articles)

Jim Edwards has authored numerous articles, developed 2 extensive pamphlet series and written brochures and numerous sales training documents. He earned a BME from Illinois Wesleyan University and Master Degree from Northern Illinois University with post-graduate studies in strategic marketing and product planning.

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Sherry (Payne) Borchardt December 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

Hi Mr. Edwards, Wanda Towne just posted a great picture of you in one of the plaid blazers that was “so you” from choir . It brought back some great memories of your enthusiasm and enjoyment you expressed daily in Sunshine Spirit (choir also). You were a champion for the student and made me personally feel important and just as good as anyone else even when I was not as confident. It looks like you are having a blessed life and I am so happy for you and your family. This is a wonderful journey you are on right now and it is very inspiring. Merry Christmas!!! Sherry

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