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Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve everyday. Goals provide your daily routine
Lying makes a problem part of the future; truth makes a problem part of the past.
He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one.
I just don't deal with the negativity. I can't get involved in that side of it. I don't understand it, and you can't let it take away from your life and what you are trying to do.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone else around you, and your only competition will be with yourself
True motivation is not getting people to play to their potential. It's getting people to play beyond their potential
Never let anyone out work you or out hustle you. Ever.
Success is determined by your daily choices and habits
I ignore the jealous, I ignore the malicious, I ignore the ignorant and I ignore the paranoid.
Inferior guards play on the sidelines and great guards play in the middle. Isiah, Magic, Chris Paul, all get to the middle
The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching I've learned from making mistakes.
If you are not willing to work hard and establish discipline in your life, then all your dreams are merely pipe dreams.
When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.
It's better to have a good player with the basketball in late game situations than to have plays.
When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future.
Self-esteem is directly linked to deserving success. You must deserve victory to feel good about yourself.
Nothing meaningful or lasting comes without working hard at it.
Avoid cynical and negative people like the plague. They are killers of potential.
Working hard is not always fun - that's why it is called work.
Learning what not to do is sometimes more important than learning what to do.
When love and discipline come together you have great chemistry.
Those who work the hardest are the last to surrender.
The key to coaching is not what you do, but the way you do it. The intangibles, the motivational parts of the game are the most important facets of it.
I'm at the stage of my career when it's not only about winning and developing players, it's about having fun. That's a void in your life right now, but it's something you're going to have here.
Doubt is one of the main paths on the highway to failure.
If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.
The basic premise of my system is to fatigue your opponents with constant pressure defensively and constant movement offensively.
Dreamers are not content with being mediocre.
Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
Postponing action is only postponing achievement.
Ego is the greatest killer of one's potential
A lot of people always use the term, 'I'm so blessed.' Most of it they believe is true.
I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.
After September 11, I don't think people really believe things like this are all that important.
You are trying not only to reach your potential but to move beyond it. If you are not in the best shape you can be, these things simply become more difficult to achieve.
I learned quickly that motivating people would be the most important responsibility of my career.
All good things have to come to an end, and the male cheerleader has come to an end
Learning to live in the present tense-one that's free from the failures of the past and the anxieties of the future-is a wonderful gift, and one you always should be striving for.
When you describe passion at any age, passion is derived from everything, from the people you work with to enjoying the last four years.
When it comes to team dynamics - on a basketball court or in a corporate setting - maintaining a positive atmosphere is crucial.
People with high self esteem are risk takers, but more importantly, they are achievers.
Live in the precious present.
Make incremental progress, change comes not by the yard, but by the inch.
Coaches are bridge builders. It's our job to build a bridge for our athletes to cross over.
Basketball has consumed me since the age of 7 or 8. I don't know what I would do without it.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.