Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Maintaining a positive relationship with your professor is integral to your academic and social development process. While solely improving your relationship will not result in better outcomes, it will help you attain higher levels of achievements in contrast to students who showcase poor body language and negative behavior. Here’s how you can get in their good books:
So, you were able to write a good personal statement for college. Now, how do you impress your teachers? It’s no secret that charismatic people usually get want they want. Adopt an approachable body language and smile frequently. Additionally, you should work on your ability to hold a conversation with absolutely anybody, whether he/she is 4-year old or your middle-aged professor. The next time you ask a question in class, add a personal observation and remember to make eye contact. This helps you appear confident and is the first step towards getting someone to like you.
Did you know that most of our actions are simply the outcome of our need to get validated? The next time you are having a conversation with your professor, listen carefully and give them the validation they need by rephrasing whatever they said in your own words. Not only will you appear as a good listener but your professor will probably be more interested in talking to you the next time because you agree and pay attention to whatever they say.
How do you get your teachers and professors to agree with what you say? Nodding while you talk is a manipulated way to get people to agree to you and is an excellent way to deliver a powerful message. Your professor is likely to mimic your behavior and nod back in agreement without even realizing it. Nodding subsequently signals the brain to agree with the viewer, giving you an edge in classroom discussions.
If you want to establish trust, take something from your professor, no matter how small. It could be a post-it or a pen. Not only will you get the opportunity to introduce yourself but your professor is likely to remember you the next time among the dozens of students in his/her class. Once they pass on something as minute as a pencil from their hands to yours, their brain registers it as an investment in you.
It does not matter if you took help from a professional personal statement writers on your college admission essays. You are on your own now. College can be a difficult time but you cannot allow people to faze you. Try your best to appear confident and brush up on all your reading material. Sometimes giving your professor even a slight indication that you are proficient in the subject (even if you are not) will cause them to think of you as a better student.
You can browse the internet for online psychological help if you want to learn about more tricks to enchant your professor. It is imperative you remain persistent and work on your grades at the same time. How did you get into your professor’s good books? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
About The Author
Isabel Bell is a content writer who works at personalstatementwriter. Her hobby is writing and reading books. Her life credo is “Better late than never”. She specializes in writing for educating resources, newspapers and blogs. Her main dream is to publish her own book and become a famous blogger.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Time Management Tools To Help Get You More Time
Are you the freaky one who yells all the time ‘I don’t have time’, ‘My life is becoming miserable’, ‘I am ruining my relationships, Gosh, Wish I could have 48 hours in a day’, ‘If I could have more time, I could have quit my job and started my own business’ and list of such thoughts is never going to end.
But why do few people not make excuses and are very happy with their work, life, and love? Do they have 48 hours in a day? Do they have enough money to purchase time as in American dystopian science fiction In Time? Or are they built to do the task more productively and manage their time more effectively?
Hope, you agree to the last statement. Yeah, it is true but they are not built by birth, rather they work smartly and use these simple but effective tools to manage their time more effectively than those who don’t use it. So what are you waiting for, just pick one of the apps for managing your time and increasing productivity and you become a smart person.
Here we go – top 10 the most effective tools and apps for time management and increasing productivity
It is one of my best choices because it helps me the lot to stay focused by removing anxiety, procrastination and even confusions regarding multiple tasks at a time. It works on the principles of the pomodoro technique which says – Do more and have fun with time management.
Below are some more benefits that you can avail with Focus Booster
It will empower you to maintain focus and manage distractions. Stay focused and fresh to get more done.
It Keeps track of your time in the simplest way. Your priority work and schedules are automatically recorded in your timesheets so you no longer have the headache of trying to recall where your time went.
Better work habits
Use simple dashboard reporting to visualize progress and rhythm to help further improve your productivity. Quickly generate invoices or reports from CSV exports to share with clients and managers.
Get your life back
Discover work/life balance. Finish your work more quickly and thoroughly, breaks will keep you fresh and reports will measure progress and productivity to help you find areas for improvement. Live.
It is a free tool which helps you record data in three formats text, audio, and video. This superb tool is highly productive as it lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.
It says, ‘Inspiration strikes anywhere’ so it is most productive even when you travel.
Out of numerous features, below ones are my favorites.
Have your notes everywhere
Capture a note once, and it’s instantly available on all your devices. Never worry about where you saved something because it’s in Evernote, and Evernote is wherever you are.
Find anything fast
Whether it’s text, images or documents, you keep things for a reason. That’s why Evernote makes sure the notes you’ve saved are easy to find. You can even search for handwritten words buried deep within your notes.
Now, Evernote offers an add-on called EverClip. If you find something interesting on The Web, you can save URLs, images, text etc. to Evernote.
It is a smart-to-do app for busy people. It offers an easy way to prioritize your work and remind you automatically, so you don’t have to stress your head to remember things. A task to remember can be as simple as taking milk from a shop, paying your bills or submitting your assignments.
It magically compatible with all devices so you get reminded by email, text, IM, Twitter, and mobile apps (Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10). With this app, you can break your tasks into subtasks, which break your tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces. You can create any number of subtasks for a task, and those subtasks can have their own subtasks, too.
Moreover, you can get the things done together with your colleagues or friends Share your lists and give tasks to them to get things done faster.
It helps you improve your habits. One day at a time. Chains.cc is an online motivational instrument in view of the "don't break the chain" strategy that helps you assemble great propensities and break terrible ones. Every day you finish an assignment you need to keep up, a visual streak develops. The streak will develop longer with every day and soon your fundamental inspiration is to keep the chain from breaking. You can browse a few fun skins to coordinate your action and join gatherings to discover inspiration from different clients.
Chains.cc online administration is totally allowed to utilize and there's an iPhone application accessible in the App Store to help you adhere to your propensities wherever you are.
The company website says, “You have never experienced a task manager like this!” It is named one of the 100 best apps ever made under time management apps for iOS by Tap! magazine.
This completely free app has completely gesture-based interface free of clutter. This app will help you to divide tasks into 30-minute time periods with breaks in between. 30/30 provides a comprehensive dashboard for task completion time, which helps you plan additional course schedules or assignments if any comes promptly.
Coach.me compatible with android and iOS provides proven ways to achieve your goals. It helps you build your career. Get in shape or learn a new skill. It is rather a personal improvement app it can help you overcome laziness and coldness in your work.
Albeit, this feature works like facebook in which you get a community of friends with similar thoughts and interests who help each other sharing ideas and encouraging positive actions. A friend gives you 'props' when he likes your thoughts. This tool provides one to one coaching simultaneously - an excellent way to receive positive encouragement for personal or professional goals.
7. Launchy – Work faster, smarter
I have been using this tiny software for more than 4 years. It awesome when comes to search on windows. Just a combination of Alt+Space bar can give you few more space in your life. Few minutes per day will count hour per week.
It works best every time when you want to search anything on your computer. It launches your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier, faster and better.
I think out of above 7 tools one is going to work for you. So choose the one today and get rid of excuses and open more space for opportunities in your life. Remember, time is money nowadays. Get more time for you and your family. Enjoy the life.
I would love to hear from you about the tools and apps that you find productive and helpful in managing time. Please share in the comment box below.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Does body building or weight loss motivation push you to sweat out in gym? Research finds the one to increase your attendance at gym!
Generally, there are two kinds of people who join a gym. One, who wants to build his body by adding flesh and giving shape to body, and one who wants to lose weight by reducing excess flesh particularly belly fat. Body building motivation and weight loss motivation are two forces that drive these two kinds of people. But, it is possible, you might have some different motivation that works only for you. Anyways, whatever the reason is, in case you fail to maintain a decent attendance in a gym, you should search for a catalyst to give thrust to your motivation force.
Recently, researchers from the university of Lincoln have published their study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, which reveals that people who are serious about health and fitness are also one who are sincere and punctual to their daily visits to the gym. This research has a new insight which revolves around a man’s body attitude and his conscious and non-conscious motivations for pushing him to a gym.
Below is the findings of the research, which clearly demonstrates that health and fitness factor dominates over other factors for which people join a gym.
- 60% - Health and fitness is the main reason for exercising. Weight loss is the major health priority.
- 16% - Their appearance or amateur bodybuilding as their motivation
- 8% - Training and competing in amateur bodybuilding is the driving factor.
Weight loss motivation being primary factor compels people to sweat in the gym or they feel bad about own body fat and risk to feel guilt and shame around others. Some people admit, they feel under pressure to exercise or work out regularly from people they know well.
Research specialist Dr. Keatley advice to Coaches, trainers, and gym buddies, if they want to increase the attendance to the gym, they should identify the motivation and reasons for attendee's work out. People who worry about body fat are more likely to attend sporadically unplanned workouts. These fatty people are sometimes motivated by guilt, shame or pressure of peer and spontaneously join the gym. But, this motivation doesn’t live longer and they might discontinue anytime, so it is important to focus on positive feelings of outcomes and encouraging them to attain long term healthier change.
This weight loss motivational video will ignite sparks in you to start over gym workout
Experts do warn people who are driven by competition and will to have an ideal body. These conceptions can hyper-motivate one to attend gym more regularly and do excess exercise than a body can bear. This can risk body and can be dangerous for wellbeing, moreover, it puts a pause to your routine exercise. So avoid an excess of anything, including work-out.
What is your motivation behind regular gym attendance? Please share your best practices in the comment box below.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
September 11 attacks! What triggered terrorists to plan it? Did negative motivation embark on their minds?
September 11 comes every year and reminds us of a brutal attack on World Trade Centre in the year 2001. Till now many theories, thesis, and research papers have been released to find out what triggers negative personalities to commit such awful deeds. They cause more damage than they think of causing to us. Let’s dig deeper and do some analysis.
Forget body, it just minds.
The type of motivation which terrorists carry, prepare them mentally strong and bold enough to take big decisions. Master of a body is mind. They conquer the master and rule over the body. Extended exercises, push-up, shooting practices, airlifting, martial arts and other strength building training they take to build their reloaded body-machine. But question is, had you taken all these pieces of training and achieved the same personality, Could you take the same steps even after getting into the influence of their master’s mind?
I hope this is what you said. But they do it, so what is the reason?
A terrorist's heart is cloaked, love is alien, peace is hell.
When these culprits planned September 11 attack, they had completely lost the feeling of soft touch, love, and peace. The only thing was the mind that too working under guidance and influence of master. The debatable thing is whether they never fell in love, felt the soft touch of a baby, never breathed air that smelt life. Had they had their life partner and family, surely they couldn’t have done this? But the shocking fact is that almost all terrorists have the family, children and good experiences of life, love, and lust. But still, they are not fearful of committing such crimes and losing what they have. We still do not have the answer.
Did Negative motivation trigger September 11 attack?
Negative motivation works on the base of negative feelings and thoughts. Negative feelings like fear, anger, hatred etc trigger a person and give extraordinary strength and motivation to do anything. This ‘anything’ can have positive or negative outcomes. But negatively motivated persons never mind the cause, they just focus on the outcome which they want. Terrorists have immense hatred, anger, and distress that make them semi-blind and they only see what they want to see.
Vengeance! This what they often seek for and always practice those things which help them attain it.
The spiritual cause behind the occurrence of terrorism and hatred in the world
|Picture courtesy of ssrf.org|
According to Spiritual Science Research & Foundation, the spiritual root cause is also a significant factor for the occurrence of 9/11 terrorist attacks and similar activities on earth. Spiritual research reveals that human factors contribute 70% among the causes of the destruction of our Earth and rest 30% are spiritual.
If you are an atheist, it is not a problem for you but it will surely release free energy that will boost up negativism.
Social Factors and Education
Many famous terrorists are from good society and highly educated. Some even post graduate and reached to a high standard of qualification. And they left their study or job and joined a group of militants. Today they are doing a phenomenal job to ruin the world’s peace and security. Now the question is why education, social values, and even moral ethics couldn't teach them. We have several assumptions, hypothetical views, and clues. But what is actual nobody knows.
If the world has to die today, today is not the end. People will remain on earth even if the earth blasts. Watch the mars - the next destination of ours.
That said, we got to have a positive attitude for our love, life, and society. Stick only to good thoughts which you have. Let the evil have their mindset with themselves only. Their wrong intentions never going to flourish. If we unite as a whole and live with integrity. We will never let a second 9/11 happen.
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Spry Motivators believes in building true motivation with help of motivational quotes and sayings. To build strong sports spirit in you, we are presenting motivational quotes by athletes doing fitness exercise, workout, running in morning gym, baseball, football, basketball players who exhibit positive team work.
These motivational quotes by athletes are inspirational and path guides for not only those who are into sports or aspiring to be athletes or even an ordinary person who is seeking motivation in its life. These quotes have the trigger words to motivate the athletes instantly. It has been found in a study that all human beings actively read positive inspirational quotes whenever they are trounced by challenges in life. Here, I used the word ‘actively’ because they are actually imbibing some positive energy while reading positive work life quotes. I have already shared this finding in my post POWER OF BEST LIFE QUOTES
Motivational Quotes for Athletes
“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” - Herb Brooks
"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight
"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King
"Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Bill Bowerman
"I don't plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously we plan on winning." - Gregg Troy
"What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It's the pursuit of excellence." - Ron O'Brien
"I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that's true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person." - Teri McKeever
"You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown
"I have a rule on my team: When we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it's tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody." - Mike Krzyzewski
"The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special." - Eddie Reese
"This team just wasn't good enough today, but they had the unity I always wanted. To have an American team like this has always been a dream of mine." - Bela Karolyi
"She's a fighter, and she does the long program well, so we'll see how it turns out. And in figure skating, it's never over until the fat lady sings." - Frank Carroll
Basketball Motivational Quotes
"I have missed more than 9,ooo 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 Jordon
"My attitude is that if you push me towards a weakness, I will turn that weakness into a strength." - Michael Jordon
"I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail.” – Michael Jordan
“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” – Tim Duncan
“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” – Magic Johnson
“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” – Charles Barkley
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West
“Basketball doesn’t build character. It reveals it.” – Unknown
“What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, and forget it.” – Dean Smith
“Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” – Bobby Knight
“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano
Baseball Motivational Quotes
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” – Lou Brock
“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Satchel Paige
“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
Football Motivational Quotes
“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne
“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant
“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.” – Homer Rice
“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary
“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott
“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath
“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” – Tom Landry
“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno
“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
“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
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
“If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.” – Michael Owen
“If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won.” – Mia Hamm
“It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.” – Mia Hamm
“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” – Anson Dorrance
“If we perform as a unit and if every single player gives it his very best, everything can happen.” – Oliver Kahn
“Everything is practice.” – Bill Shankley
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm
Motivational Quotes by Boxing Athletes
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey
“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield
Motivational Quotes by Hockey Athletes
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.” – Wayne Gretzky
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky
“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose.” – Gordie Howe
Motivational Quotes by Swimming Athletes
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi
“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz
“The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.” – Esther Williams
Motivational Quotes by Gymnastics
“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton
“You have to train your mind like you train your body.” – Bruce Jenner
“This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.” – Olga Korbut
“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” – Mary Lou Retton
“It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.” – Dan O’Brien
“Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.” – Edwin Moses
Motivational Quotes by Running Athletes
“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings
“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.” – Florence Griffith Joyner
“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” – Emil Zatopek
“To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.” – Steve Prefontaine
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes
“It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.” – Carl Lewis
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph
“When I race my mind is full of doubts – who will finish second, who will finish third?” – Noureddine Morceli
Motivational Quotes by Tennis Athletes
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi
“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” – Arthur Ashe
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
Personal Positive Workout Motivational Quotes by Famous Sportsmen
“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer (Professional golfer)
“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton (Professional Surfer)
“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti (Racing driver)
“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street (Alpine ski racer)
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger (Professional bodybuilder)
“We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.” – Vince McConnell (Personal coach)
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito (Fitness trainer)
“Under pressure you can perform fifteen percent better or worse.” – Scott Hamilton (Figure skater)
“If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.” – Clara Hughes (Cyclist and speed skater)
“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen (figure skater)
“Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one’s character.” – Russell Mark (Double trap clay target shooter and shooting coach)
“Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.” – Michael Diamond (target shooter)
“Every time you sleep in, every time you miss a workout, you make it that much easier for me to beat you.” – Unknown
“If good luck exist, it is that which results from hard work and preparation.” – Unknown
“You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.” – Unknown
“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Unknown
“The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else.” – Unknown
“Quitters never win, and winners never quit.” – Unknown
Best Motivational Sports Quotes for Athletes’ Inspiration
“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”– Frank L. Gaines
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
"Today, you have 100% of your life left."- Tom Landry
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”– Mary Lou Retton
“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”– Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Ernie Banks
“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”– Bruce Jenner
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter
“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”– Knute Rockne
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer
“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito
“Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.” – Billy Bowerman
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”– Emil Zatopek
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
“You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.” – Lou Holtz
“I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” –Babe Ruth
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”– Michael Phelps
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." – Vince Lombardi
“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”– Muhammad Ali
“What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.” – Ron O’Brien
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”– Ross Perot
“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”– Dan Gable
“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” – Eddie Resse
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”– William A. Ward
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali
“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”– Venus Williams
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”– Lance Armstrong