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.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar
It gets tough when training for a sport. Some days you feel like quitting while other days you feel like you’re on top of the world. Unfortunately, sometimes there are more tougher days and it becomes difficult to keep going. The ones that excel in their sport are the ones that find a way to push through those days because they know it will be worth it when their goal is reached. As an athlete, practice means progress. The more you practice and train the better you will be. No ones perfect and no ones expects you to be. It’s been proven time after time that constant and consistent effort day in and day out will result in positive results.
On the days when it gets tough, those are the days that reading an inspirational quote or story or even talking with someone you trust as well as watching a video can help keep you going. Never give up and never give in. Stay positive and look beyond today toward the goal you’re trying to reach. If you can do that then positive results will happen. You can and will accomplish your goal (s). See the finish line and ALWAYS believe in yourself. Constant and consistent effort is how you get through it.
Now get out there and go make progress toward your goal (s)!