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God doesn’t take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.
Here's how I'm going to beat you. I'm going to outwork you. That's it. That's all there is to it.
It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.
You can't always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive
Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself.
No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength.
I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.
Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.
Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounding wins championships.
Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you're never wrong?
When you choose to be a competitor you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are.
Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.
Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.
To me, teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost.
My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that's important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.
If you don't want responsibility, don't sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility
In the absence of feedback, people will fill in the blanks with a negative. They will assume you don’t care about them or don’t like them.
She taught me that it's ok to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.
Class is more important than a game.
The willingness to experiment with change may be the most essential ingredient to success at anything.
If I'm not leading by example, then I'm not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing.
Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine.
Change equals self improvement. Push yourself to places you haven't been before.
There is an old saying: a champion is someone who is willing to be uncomfortable.
Most people get excited about games, but I've got to be excited about practice, because that's my classroom.
Success is a project that's always under construction.
Discipline yourself, so no one else has to.
Silence is a form of communication, too. Sometimes less is more.
Loyalty is not unilateral. You have to give it to receive it.
Success is all a matter of perspective. It depends on where you start from, and where you want to end up.
It's harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, Continue to seek new goals.
You can't pick and choose the days that you feel like being responsible. It's not something that disappears when you're tired.
Individual success is a myth. No one succeeds all by herself.
Belief in yourself is what happens when you know you've done the thing things that entitle you to success.
In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them.
Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.
I have a love-hate relationship with losing. I hate how it makes me feel, which is basically sick. But I love what it brings out.
We communicate all the time, even when we don't realize it. Be aware of body language
Coaches who start listening to fans often wind up sitting next to them.
Hard work breeds self-respect.
Winners are not born, they are self-made.
It's my experience that people rise to the level of their own expectations and of the competition they seek out.
When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don't take a day off. So you work every day and my dad always said, 'No one can outwork you,'
There are some concrete ways to create a winning attitude. But nothing beats practicing it. When you prepare to win, belief comes easily.
Value those colleagues who tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear.
Competition got me off the farm and trained me to seek out challenges and to endure setbacks; and in combination with my faith, it sustains me now in my fight with Alzheimer's disease.
The ultimate goal of discipline is to teach self discipline.
Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right.
If I was renowned as as tough coach, I also wanted to be a caring one