Motivational Quotes for Athletes

Today’s Motivational Quotes for Athletes

“Success has specific causes.”

Nothing happens by chance, there is a cause and effect relationship in all victories.

Muhammad Ali once stated:

"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."

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    Motivational Quotes for Athletes

    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
    -- Jim Ryun

    In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
    -- Jane Smiley

    Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
    -- Stephen R. Covey

    Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
    -- Kenneth Hildebrand

    People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
    -- Wayne Dyer

    You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
    -- Edmund Hillary

    Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
    -- Robert H. Schuller

    People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
    -- Norman Vincent Peale

    You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.
    -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
    -- Vince Lombardi

    To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
    -- Michael Jordan

    If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
    -- Rosalyn Carter

    What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
    -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    I've missed more than 9000 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 Jordan

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