Motivational Quotes – 3

Quotes by Leaders

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton

I really like this quote for the coaches out there. If you’re currently a coach or hope to one day be one, this would be a great one to stick on your desk. It shows the influence a coach can have on an athlete. Coaches are there to get the most out of their athletes and to push them beyond what they think is even possible.

I’ve had my fair share of coaches in my athletic career with just about every type. They’ve been excellent communicators, mentors, and leaders. But it’s the actions of one coach in particular that sticks out the most in my head, and unfortunately, in a negative way.

This particular coach was more concerned with himself then he was with developing his athletes into the best versions of themselves. He was my high school football coach and he was exactly what every coach should strive not to be.

A coach should try to understand their athletes. They should help their athletes develop positive habits to achieve their goals. And they should not be the one that stands in the way. Instead, they should help pave the way to the ultimate goal.

If you’re a coach, then ask yourself, “Will this help this individual achieve their goals?” If the answer is no, then consider changing it.

Coaches can be great at developing athletes both on and off the playing field. But it’s also critical to understand that a coach can also do more harm than good.

Be the coach that inspires your athletes to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. That’s true leadership!

Motivational Quotes – 2

Quotes by Leaders

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” – Diane Sawyer

It has always come down to whether or not I believe in myself and my abilities to accomplish the goals I’ve set out for myself. Believing in yourself is incredibly powerful and is often the difference maker.

As a collegiate athlete, I accomplished more than most people do. Although I had the talent to be more successful, I simply didn’t believe in myself or believe that I had an equal right at winning at a Division I level.

As a look back at my collegiate track career, I often wonder, “what if”. What if I believed in myself more? What if I stopped worrying about failing and just took a leap of faith?

It’s taking me a long time to realize just how powerful the mental side of life really is. It’s a never ending battle between your physical output and your mental mindset. Once you understand just how powerful it is, well then, you can truly accomplish anything you set your mind to.

If you’re reading this then take the leap of faith, because even if you fail, you’ve won. Failing is learning and learning leads to progress. Progress gets you one step closer to accomplishing your goals.