Inspirational Quotes

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

"I don't think I've ever not gotten nervous. When you work so hard for one special day or routine, you want to perform it better than you ever have. We always say at our gym, 'If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.' I think going into any competition, I'm always thinking of myself and not paying attention to others. I don't feel any different from the first day I started. I love what I do and I don't let anything affect me." - Shawn Johnson

“If you’re having fun, that’s really all that matters. You can still do everything and still be successful. You can do anything and everything. One of the biggest things I’ve learned over last four years is that anything’s possible. I’ve had some pretty lofty dreams in my head. Those dreams and those goals are going to stay until they’re accomplished. It’s not going to be easy getting there, there are going to be some bumps in the road here and there, but everyone has bumps in the road and it depends how you get over them.” –Michael Phelps

"A real player is somebody who never gives up, who keeps thinking all the way through, who's scared, (darn) right, but plays through being scared." –Ralph Wiley (Sportswriter)

“When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.” -Katarina Witt

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take." -Wayne Gretzky

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body." -Lynn Jennings

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. The relationship between the soundness of the body and the activities of the mind is subtle and complex. Much is not yet understood. But we do know what the Greeks knew: that intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong; that hardy spirits and tough minds usually inhabit sound gods." John F. Kennedy

"I’ll always be Number 1 to myself." -Moses Malone

“I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.” - Walter Payton

“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” - Vince Lombardi

“Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden

“I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win--if you don't, you won't.” - Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist, Decathlon