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14 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

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Sports in general are a great teaching tool, specially for those who want to become better and be successful in their life.

The words of the greatest athletes regarding success and their life philosophy are a must to be read if you want to achieve great things like they did.

Enjoy our selection of 14 inspirational quotes from the greatest athletes that will inspire to excel at what you do.

14 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful
1. "It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."  
Muhammad Ali

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Believe in yourself, so everyone else can believe in you, you included. 
When you believe... the way you talk, the way you move become totally different. You will be more confident and courage will be a common place. The necessary courage to face your fears and achieve your dreams.


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful2. "There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something you can improve..."

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Constant improvement. Be better today than yesterday, each day try to add something or do something in a different way, something that will make you improve your skills.

"...You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you." 
Roger Federer
The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Get inspired by doing and doing, achieving and achieving, it's a step by step process.

12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful
3. "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." 
Michael Phelps

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: The only limit you have is the one you set. So if you are raising the bar, raise it higher and higher. Because if you dream small you won't achieving big. Dream big to achieve big, that's the way to go.



12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

4. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." 
Wayne Gretzky

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Clearly, if you don't try or do, you won't achieve nothing. A "no" it's always certain, a miss it's always sure, if you don't ask or don't take the shot. For your own benefit: always try, always take a shot, always ask. You won't get 100% accuracy but you won't get 100% misses also. 


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

5. "There are no shortcuts to success." 
Annika Sörenstam

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: People want "the easy, quicky, cheapy" gimmick that will get them where they want to go or achieve. But no way around, years of eating wrong won't go away with a one week miracle diet, for example. Be ready to spend time and the working hours to achieve your goals.


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful
6. "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." 
Pele

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: You must deliberately plan your success. What you dream, what you think, will determine what you do and achieve. So plan it wisely and meticulously, so you can achieve it. Love will get it there, because it will get you through all the pain, sacrifices and bad times.  


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

7. "I never look back, I look forward." 
Steffi Graf

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Forward thinking, forward acting, constantly improving. The achievements of the past are gone, what you have is now. If your past was a bad experience, there's a new opportunity rising with each day. So don't live in the past, live the present and for the future.



12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

8. "One chance is all you need" 
Jesse Owens

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: It's all about rising to the occasion, opportunities are made to be taken advantage of. One time is the only time you need to make it, be prepared in advance for each occasion.




12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful9. "I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you’re capable of doing and what you’re not." 
Michael Jordan

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Work on your craft, that's the way to become better and to be certain about your capabilities, so there's no reason to be afraid. You know you can do it, because you practice it and practice it, over and over again. You are a master doing it so why should you be afraid? Embrace the art of doing.

12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

10. "Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars" 
Nadia Comaneci

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Don't stop doing what you do, keep on doing it, let your dreams guide you into new and exciting places.


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful
11. “No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.” 
Tiger Woods 

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Again, improve and improve always and every day. Now, when you learn something new or become better, it's  an exciting feeling right? Because you feel that you're better and the hard work pays off. It's rewarding. So if you want that kind of reward each day, always look for ways to improve. Keep up the momentum.


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful
12. "At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company."
Carl Lewis

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: That's a great analogy. You can make one for yourself also, you are the CEO of your life, that's "your  company". Add value to your life and others, and you'll become significantly important like a brand.  Make sure you add the correct value by taking the necessary actions, and make the right decisions for your own life. 



12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

13. “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.” 
Arthur Ashe 

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Give to others and what you give will come back at you. If you're a "getter" things will be enough but your life will be shorter from what it can be. Be a giver and the spectrum will grow.


12 Quotes From The World's Greatest Athletes That Will Make You Successful

14. "To be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best."
Barry Bondes

The meaning behind this inspirational quote: Don't run away from competition. Competition will push you. Great partners will push you. A demanding working environment will push you. Embrace all those experiences so you can...

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