Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. — T. Alan Armstrong
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. — Anne Lamott
A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting. — Carlos Castaneda
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. — William James
People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to find a way to discourage yours.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. — Howard Thurman
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.
— Richard Bach
Stop saying, “I wish.” Start saying, “I will.”
We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. — Maxwell Maltz
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. — Vince Lombardi
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing: you have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired — morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. — George S. Patton
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it. — C. Assaad
I refuse to lower my standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs. — Steve Gamlin