Motivational Quotes For Athletes

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"Its a funny thing about golf, the more I practice the luckier I get." - Arnold Palmer

Do You Want The Key To Success In Sports?

Motivational quotes for athletes can be the fire that starts your engine! The key to winning at any sport is to begin with the right motivation. There are secrets that athletes who are on top of their game have shared with us that can help to get you focused and ready to better compete on any field!

Key #1 You must develop a burning desire to win. This can stem from a lot of things. Some athletes pull from a hard past and some for the hope of a brighter future. Motivational quotes for athletes can help!

What can you pull from in your past that will drive you to do whatever it takes to win? And how could your future be better by winning at your sport? Picture these things often, and then visualize yourself at the end of your a winner!

"Desire is the key to motivation." -Mario Andretti

Key #2 You must develop a “never say die” attitude to achieve greatness in sports. People might not believe in you, fans may turn their backs on you, and you might not feel your best every day, but "never... ever...ever... give up." That is one of the greatest motivational quotes for athletes.

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” -Hank Aaron

Key #3 You must remember that at the end of the day it is your own evaluation of your performance that matters. You alone know the work you put into this day, and if it was the best you had. Put all the critics aside and honestly evaluate your progress. This is how you will find real improvement.

"In the battle of life it is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming. Who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, to spend themselves for a worthy cause; who, at their best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, if they fail, at least they do so while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." –Theodore Roosevelt

I hope that these keys to motivation and the motivational quotes for athletes below will help to inspire you to athletic greatness! Now take a look at one of my favorite movie clips for sports motivation...

Sports Hall of Fame Links

Need More Motivation? And maybe find some more motivational quotes for athletes? Check out the links below to see the greats in all of your favorite sports.

Professional Football Hall of Fame

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Motivational Sport Quotes

"Winning isn't everything...but wanting to is!" -Vince Lombardi _________________________________________

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker


"The secret to golf is turn three shots into two." - Bobby Jones


"It took my seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course!" - Hank Aaron


"Champions aren't made in the gym. Champions are made by something they have inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision."-Muhammad Ali


"Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win." -Vince Lombardi


"Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself." -Sidney Sheldon


"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


"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." -Marilyn Vos Savant


"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." -Booker T. Washington


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