Inspirational Quotes from Sports Legends

Playing sports and business success have long been linked. Here are some inspirational quotes from sporting heroes that can be used in business. 

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”Muhammad Ali

“People react to criticism in different ways and my way is definitely to come out fighting,” David Beckham “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!” Archie Griffin

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here.This moment is yours,” Herb Brooks “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” Vince Lombardi

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough,” Mario Andretti “I never tried to hide the fact that my goal is to be the best,” Cristiano Ronaldo

“Ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong,” Muhammad Ali

“Thank you to every person who has ever told me I can’t. You are just another reason I will,” Manny Pacquiao “Don’t be afraid of failure, this is the way to succeed,” Lebron James  

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do,” Derek Jeter

“Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will,” Ron Blomberg “Winners never quite and quitters never win,” Dame Kelly Holmes

“Impossible is not a fact.  It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration.  It’s a dare,” Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you,” Muhammad Ali

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose,” Ernie Bank

 I hope you’re all ready and raring to go after reading those! If not, here’s one more quote for you, this time from theologian, William A. Shedd… “A ship in the harbour is safe. But that’s not what ship are built for.