52 Quotes I Just Had to Share

If we have ever had a conversation you know that  I am a little bit of a quote nerd.  In this blog, I plan to share anything I come across that I find important, thought-provoking, useful, inspirational or anything that gives me a reason to share it with you.  So I thought why not kick off my blog by going through the many quotes I have written down or retweeted at one point or another and share with you my favourite.  I hope you appreciate them.

  1. “Play the game one way, full speed. Whatever happens happens. You never see a lion hesitate, when they got their eyes on something, that’s it.” – Ray Lewis
  2. “I believe the world is plotting to do me good today and I can’t wait to see what it is.” – Jack Canfield
  3. “Invest your time, don’t spend it.” – Alan Stein
  4. “I want to be the best in whatever I do. So, if all I ever do is shoot in this gym. I’m going to do it to the best off my ability.” – Unknown
  5. “I’ve learned that the ache of unfulfilled dreams is the worst pain of all.” – Alan Stein
  6. “The overnight sensation understands better than anyone that success never happens overnight.” – Kevin Eastman
  7. “Sports psychology doesn’t create talent. It can only help release it.” – Gary Mack
  8. “Be happy now. Don’t wait for something to make you happy in the future. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE” Alan Stein
  9. “Wake up EVERY day with the optimism that TODAY is the day something will happen to make all of your dreams come true. One day it will be.” – Alan Stein
  10. It has nothing to do with how bad you want it. It’s all about what you actually do to get it. – Alan Stein
  11. “I know me, I will endure whatever pain, whatever discomfort and how much time I had to put in to get that split second result.  If it were eighteen months that I had to put in of pain and suffering and sacrifice of my personal life and this and that for a tenth of a second.  You’re darn right, I’ll do it all over again. I’ll do whatever it takes to get that split second. To know in the end I’m gonna come out on top.  But it only lasts a second, am I crazy? It doesn’t matter I’ll do it. You know why? Cause I know what the other feelings like. It doesn’t go away.” Tom Peck
  12. “If it’s important; do it every day.” – Dan Gable
  13. “Sometimes your drive can put you on an island all by yourself. Sometimes you have to do it alone.” Kobe Bryant
  14. “A successful person makes more opportunities than they find.”- Francis Bacon
  15. “Make your combat stance, your everyday stance.” – Musashi
  16. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate/ Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure/ It is our light, not our darkness/ That most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson
  17.  “You don’t succeed because you are destined to; you succeed because you are determined to.” – Unknown
  18. “Quit trying-start doing! “Trying” leaves failure as an option. Decide what you want, figure out how to get it then don’t stop working till you do!” – Drew Hanlen
  19. “What is the real game? It is a game in which the heart is entertained, the game in which you are entertained. It is the game you will win.” – Maharaji
  20. “Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value of winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached.” – Timothy Galloway
  21. “One person sees the obstacle and another sees the opportunity. Who are you?” – Henry Barrera
  22. “There is no never… just long periods of not yet.” – Solenn Heuseff
  23. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockerfella
  24. “Making change that lasts requires a three-step process: Define Purpose, Face the Truth and Take Action” – Jim Loehr
  25. “The question is not how far. The question is do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith to go as far as needed?” – Joshua Medcalf
  26. Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” – Phil Jackson
  27. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”—C.S. Lewis
  28. “Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?.”
    Steve Jobs
  29. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” – Steve Jobs
  30. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs
  31. “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs
  32. “That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.” -Coach K
  33. “A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.” – Coach K
  34. “Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.” – Coach K
  35. “How DREAMs become reality. Discipline Respect Effort Attitude Mentality” – Heather Stewart
  36. “Building a legacy of living trophies is my WHY.” Melissa J Baker
  37. “The intensity and dedication of your pursuit are the level of your passion.” – Bob Beaudine
  38. “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” –  John Wooden
  39. “From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” – Robin Sharma
  40. “The opposite of remarkable is very good.” – Seth Godin
  41. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung
  42. “Math you actually need:
    Knowledge X Practice = Proficiency
    Proficiency X Motivation = Productivity
    Productivity X Consistency = Success” – Alan Stein
  43. “Imagination is more important that knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
  44. “Take hold of the wheel, you’re closer than you think” – Bob Beaudine
  45. “The only really important question you need to answer is: what am I doing right now to steer my life in the direction of the future I desire” – Unknown
  46. “The greatest component of talent is desire” Press Maravich (father of Pistol Pete)
  47. “Only those who seek shall find.” – Robin Sharma
  48. “Everthing is always created twice: first in the mind and then in reality”. – Robin Sharma
  49. “Saying you don’t have time to improve your thoughts is like saying you don’t have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving.” – Robin Sharma
  50. “Most men die at 25, we just don’t bury them by 60.” – Ben Franklin
  51. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant
  52. “Wisdom, knowledge, experience and the way you take care of your body” – Ray Lewis

This is in no way a comprehensive list, I know there are favourites of mine I have missed, and many I haven’t even heard so if you have one I have to hear then please share it with me by commenting here, on Facebook or Twitter, or shoot me a message. Thanks for taking the time to read these.



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