Sometimes, we all need a little motivation or require a gentle push in the right direction... This can make all the difference. So! We’ve gathered a few of our favourite sports quotes from some of the greatest athletes of all time.

Here they are:

(1) – Bruce Lee

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.”

It is our birthright to live a life that brings us joy and to do what we love and not live out someone else’s expectations. To think we can win the likes of everyone is just unrealistic, because you will always have people who will stand against you, so why not be true to yourself? Do what you love and live up to your own expectations! Dare to live life on your own terms and beat to the rhythm of your own drums!

(2) – Mike Tyson

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Sometimes we all meet people who just love giving comments about what you should and shouldn’t do. Unfortunately, they may know anything about what it’s like to be in your shoes. So! Don’t get swayed by what they have to say and stick to your training plan.

(3) – Muhammad Ali

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that will wear you out; It’s the pebble in your shoe.”

Human-beings are fascinating creatures and can endure some of the most incredible hardships with hardly a peep, but little annoyances can be distracting if we don’t deal with them. This is what “Muhammad Ali” meant by “the pebble in your shoe”. This fascinating quote is about attitude of getting things done to avoid getting annoyed by the smallest of distractions.

If there’s a “pebble” in your shoe, get it out immediately, don’t let the joy of procrastination ruin your focus of climbing the mountain!

(4) – Bruce Lee

"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim for.”

When we don’t achieve a set goal, we shouldn’t be disappointed. We should take pride in knowing that we have worked hard to get to where we are. Sometimes, it’s the journey that makes the difference.

(5) – Vince Lombardi

"Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.”

Most individuals like to win, but we know that there’s always a chance of facing disappointment. Instead of feeling disappointed about losing, use it as a learning experience to be better next time.

(6) – Shaquille O’Neal

"Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.”

We should always work on being the best versions of ourselves possible. Doing so shows others that excellence is not only a one time thing for us. It is an integral part of our life.


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