“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson

“Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond.” -Robert Horry

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” -Herschel Walker

“Nothing will work unless you do.” -John Wooden

“You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for.” -Unknown

“Talent gives me goosebumps. Witnessing passion and hard work strikes my heart of hearts.” – Alli McKee

“I train to be strong and to perform optimally. I eat to be lean and to perform optimally. Both of these work to challenge my mental fortitude.” – Alli McKee

“The harder you work the harder it is to surrender” - Vince Lombardi

“You must feed your mind even as you feed your body, and to make your mind healthy you must feed it nourishing, wholesome thoughts.” - unknown

“Don’t just make the team, make the team better.” - unknown

“The essence of training is the experience of training and what you learn about yourself through it. Training is about the process. You will get there and there is one simple thing to do it. Consistency.” - Train to Win, Martin Rooney

“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what gets you out of bed in the mornings, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
- Pedro Arrupe

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
- John Wooden

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
- John Wooden

“We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent.”

“Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending 12-15 hours a day working at and the rest of the time thinking about”
- Unknown

“Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
- Unknown

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
- John Wooden

“The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.”
- Unknown

“A lot of confidence comes from clarity. Knowing who you are and what you want and just pushing your way to get there.”

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
- John Wooden

“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”
- Mia Hamm

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.”
- Mia Hamm

“And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
- Ayrton Senna

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.”
- William James

“You’ve got to BE before you can DO and you’ve got to DO before you can HAVE”
- Zig Ziglar

“If you learn methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True victory is victory over oneself”

“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”
- John Wooden

“A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle”
– Buddha

“Champions aren’t made in gyms, Champions are made from something they have deep inside them; A desire, A dream, A vision. They have to have last minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”
- Muhammad Ali

“Fall down seven times, get up eight″
– Japanese Proverb

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart”
- Robert Green Ingersoll

“True strength is not always shown through Victory, stand up, try again and display strength of heart”
– Rickson Gracie

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There is no courage unless you’re scared.”
- Eddie Rickenbacker

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”
– Henry Ford

“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price”
- Sun Tzu

“Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.”
- Bruce Lee

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor”
- Vince Lombardi

“At the top levels of competition, the observation that part-time athletes just do not exist supports the notion that improving & maintaining high levels of athletic performance require full-time attention. Here is where training for health & fitness and training for sport performance, as well as the time commitment, dramatically differ.”
- Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning, NSCA

“You can’t climb a smooth mountain”
- Zig Ziglar

Quality – Countless, unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent.

Achievement – Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Passion – There are many things in life that will capture your eye, but very few will capture your heart. These are the ones to pursue. These are the ones worth keeping.

Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations – we fall to the level of our training”
- Archilochus, Greek Soldier

“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit”
- Morihei Ueshiba

“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort – it is ready to climb.”
– Pat Riley

“Don’t let other people tell you what you want.”
- Pat Riley

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
- Pat Riley

“To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”
- Pat Riley

“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it”
- Andy Rooney

“If you don’t know what port you’re sailing to, no wind is favorable.”
- Seneca

“Progress is impossible without change”
- Walt Disney

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
- Robert H. Schuller

“No rain. No Rainbows.”
- Unknown

“Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment”
- Vince Lombardi

“Knowledge is learning something everyday. Wisdom is letting go of something everyday.”
- Zen Proverb

“Where you are in life is exactly where you are supposed to be as a result of the things you have done up until that moment in time. To do anything else but accept your current situation would be crazy. The real thing to do is decide where you want to go, use both consistency and patience to get there and enjoy the ride. It is, after all, the path you have chosen in life.”
- Train to Win, Martin Rooney

“When you want something, all the world conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
- Paulo Coelho’s, The Alchemist

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
- Paulo Coelho’s, The Alchemist

“It’s true; life really is generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend.”
- Paulo Coelho’s, The Alchemist

“There’s a strange sense of pleasure being beat to hell by a storm when you’re on a ship that is not going to sink”
- Jimmy Buffett

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
- Earl Nightingale

“And me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know its not some place you can look for, cause its not where you go. Its how you feel for a moment in your life when your apart of something, and if you find that moment… it lasts forever…”
- the movie, The Beach

“We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware – beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one”
- Unknown

“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.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson

“If you have a dream, you have everything. If you have everything but no dream, than everything means nothing.”
- Unknown

“Don’t write off the importance of hard work, the guts to keep at it, a definite goal, and the ability to have fun in the process. If there’s no fun in it, something’s wrong with all you’re doing”
- Unknown

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