To become successful at something, anything, especially sports takes hard work and determination. To become one of the most prolific champions you have find that motivation that pushes you harder than you thought you could be pushed. So we compiled a list of the most inspirational quotes by the most legendary athletes that not only triumphed in succeeding but also they did it again, and again.
Pele (Legendary Pro Soccer Player)
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you are doing or learning to do.
Matt Biondi (Gold Medal Olympic Swimmer)
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Gold Medal Olympic Triathlon)
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Hall of Fame Pro-Basketball Player)
One man can be crucial to a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Lou Brock (Major League Baseball Player)
Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy that you can beat every time.
Mike Singletary (Hall of Fame NFL Player)
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Mark Spitz (Gold Medalist Olympic Swimmer)
If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.
Charles Barkley (NBA Basketball Player)
If you’re afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful.
Wayne Gretzky (NHL Champion & Coach)
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
Michael Jordan (Legendary Pro NBA Player)
I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.