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Monday, April 27, 2009

RANDOM THOUGHTS OF INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION

"You spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball, and it turns out it was the other way around."
-Jim Bouton-

"Play like you're in first, but train like you're in second."
-Annonymous-

"Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand. You need hard work because it's such a tough atmosphere. You need togetherness because you don't always win and you gotta hang tough together."
-Tony Dungy-

"Be and look prepared. Be a man on integrity. Never break your word. Don't have two sets of standards. Stand up for your players. Show them you care on and off the court."
-Red Auerbach-

"Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are."
-Nancy Lopez-

"The fans can only make you famous. A contract can make you rich. The press can make you a superstar. But only the love of the game can make you a player."
-Kevin Hartwyk-

"Almost all of our limitations are self-imposed. Those that are not can be overcome by cooperation with others whose strengths compliment our weakness."
-Bill Koch-

"Champions separate the important from the unimportant. They know that good press, playing time, or individual honors aren't as important as knowing you and your teammates have responded to the challenge together."
-Don Shaw-

"Even when you've played the game of your life, it's the feeling of teamwork that you'll remember. You'll forget the plays, the shots, and the scored, but you'll never forget your teammates."
-Deborah Palmore-

"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work."
-Vince Lombardi-

"The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination, and desire. Achieving success and personal glory has less to do with wins and losses than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day you know there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal."
-Jackie Joyner-Kersey-

"The difference is almost all mental. The top players just hate to lose. A champion hates to lose even more than she loves to win."
-Chris Evert-

"Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined, or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition."
-John Smith-