“In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of winning. It helps us get better results. And better results help us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning – and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“Wanting to win isn’t enough. You have to go through a process to improve. That takes patience, perseverance, and intentionality.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown
Whenever I find myself wanting to sleep in, skip a workout, or turn down the intensity, I think of this quote – and it almost always pushes me through.
…And how to harness one of the greatest powers on earth… Heart power.
“If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith
“Just because you’re winning a game doesn’t mean it’s a good game.” ~ Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception
“Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers. It is the biggest secret of winners. It’s the secret that loser do not know. The greatest secret of winners is that failure inspires winning; thus, they’re not afraid of losing.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad