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Gold Nuggets!

1. I believe mental preparation goes hand-in-hand with setting goals and hard work - Alex Rodriguez (Major League Baseball MVP Pitcher)
2. I believe in the power of dreams, in the power of positive reinforcement and visualisation - Alex Rodriguez
3. I believe building mental muscle is just as important as physical muscle to be a champion - Bill Pearl (Mr Universe and WBBA Hall of Fame)
4. Application equals expectation
5. What's the most important shot in golf? The next shot!
6. Learn as if you are going to live forever, and live as if you are going to die tomorrow - John Wooden
7. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value - Einstein
8. If you prepare properly, you may be out scored but you will never lose - John Wooden
9. Mix idealism with realism and add hard work - John Wooden
10. The most important goal is the goal of making the most of your abilities - John Wooden
11. You have to train your mind like your body - Bruce Jenner
12. Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what you're doing - Chuck Noll
13. The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness - Mia Hamm
14. Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift - Chris Evert
15. Sport psychology has been called the science of success
16. Nothing stands between success except the will to win - Mia Hamm
17. To achieve anything you want in life you must first start by getting out of your own way
18. It's what you learn after you know it all that counts - Earl Weaver
19. Build your weaknesses until they become your strengths - Knute Rockne
20. The mind is like a parachute - it only works when it's open
21. Excellence in every part of your life is a decision - decide to excel - Terry Orlick
22. You must have dreams and goals if you are ever going to achieve anything in the world - Lou Holtz
23. Be the dream - John Chaney
24. I'm a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can't see any other way of accomplishing anything - Michael Jordan
25. Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers - Magic Johnson
26. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the       price for the little things that are worthwhile, it can be done. Once a man has made a commitment...he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call       heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success - Vince Lombardi
27. Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goal - Jim Lefebre
28. Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great? - Jimmy Johnson
29. Failing to learn is learning to fail
30. Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you going - Jim Ryan
31. Your attitude more than your aptitude determines your altitude
32. Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do - John Wooden
33. Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
34. When you believe in yourself and the people you surround yourself with, you will win something really big someday - Dick Vermeil
35. What you are thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all - Willie Mays
36. If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think that you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but you think you can't, It's almost certain you won't. If you think you'll lose,       you've lost. For out in the world you'll find success begins with a fellow's will. It's all in the state of mind. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner       or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can - Arnold Palmer
37. Anger is like fire. It can cook your food and keep you warm, or it can burn your house down - Cus D'Amato
38. You have to learn to become comfortable with being uncomfortable - Lou Piniella
39. Learn from the past. Prepare for the future. Perform in the present
40. The less tension and effort, the faster and more powerful you will be - Bruce Lee
41. Concentration is a fine antidote for anxiety - Jack Nicklaus
42. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail - Wayne Gretzky
43. Over-prepare so you won't under-perform
44. The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field - Vince Lombardi
45. Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do - Aristotle
46. A hero is no braver than the ordinary person. He is just braver five minutes longer - Ralph Waldo Emerson
47. I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated - Emmitt Smith
48. ...credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and       again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming...who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least       fails while daring greatly...- Teddy Roosevelt
49. A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts who you've become, and still gently invites you to grow
50. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important, as what you become by achieving your goals - Henry David Thoreau
51. Take what you do well and perfect it - David Cook
52. He who asks a question maybe a fool for 5 minutes; he who does not may remain a fool forever - Chinese Proverb
53. The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking the new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust
54. Remember there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end - Scott Adams
55. Every master was once a disaster
56. To get something different you need to do something different
57. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there - Rumi
58. Do or do not. There is no try - Yoda
59. The body weeps the tears the eyes do not shed
60. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much - Helen Keller
61. Tell the truth all the time with compassion - David TS Wood
62. Our bodies change our minds, and our minds change our behaviour, and our behaviour changes our outcomes - Amy Cuddy
63. Fake it until you make it, until you become it, until you feel it
64. Don't believe the hype - create it
65. Get out of yourself and into the team
66. Out of unity is strength
67. Dare to be great
68. Thing big, play bigger
69. Take PRIDE: Personal Respinsibility in Delivering Excellence
70. Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are
71. The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired
72. The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important – Bobby Knight
73. You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both – Brené Brown
74. I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it - Gale Sayers
75. The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before - Steve Young
76. To be what we are, and to become what we are capbale of becoming, is the only end of life - Robert Louis Stevenson
77. Success is a piece of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming -       John Wooden
78. You find that you peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a 100 percent effort that you gave - win or lose - Gordie Howe
79. When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it - Lindsay Vonn
80. I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and       over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed - Michael Jordan
81. The arrow that hits the bull's-eye is the result of 100 misses - Buddhist saying
82. The triumph can't be had without the struggle - Wilma Rudolph
83. I make my weaknesses my strength, and my strengths stronger - Lisa Fernandez
84. It takes 10 years to become an overnight success
85. Gold in, gold out
86. We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the       process we will catch excellence - Vince Lombardi
87. I'm chasing perfection....and if I don't get it, I'm going to get this close - Kobe Bryant
88. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit - Aristotle
89. The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be thy medicine - Hippocrates
90. Adversity introduces a man to himself
91. Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one's being - Donald Curtis
92. Fatigue makes cowards of us all - Vince Lombardi
93. The destiny of man is in his own soul - Herodotus
94. Don't complain about anything. Especially to yourself - Osel Tendzin
95. The more open your mind, the bigger it is. The more consumed by worry and petty concerns, the smaller it is - Joseph Parent
96. You produce what you fear
97. Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again in exactly the same way, hoping for a different result - Albert Einstein
98. Attitude is contagious. Is yours worth catching? - Steve Waugh
99. Traditionally, golf observers overvalue the body of the car and undervalue what's under the hood - Cameron McCormick (swing coach of Jordan Spieth)
100. Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction of knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming - John Wooden
101. Having the courage to look within means that you're willing to do whatever it takes for your inspiration - Doreen Virtue
102. Because people, when they're going to either die or succeed, tend to succeed - Tony Robbins
103. I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability - Bruce Jenner
104. Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement - Matt Biondi
105. You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be, in baseball and in life - Pete Rose
106. It's not bragging if you can back it up - Muhammad Ali
107. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer - John Madden
108. The highest compliment you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it - Wayne Gretzky
109. The best motivation always comes from within - Michael Johnson
110. You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get - Michael Phelps
111. The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before - Steve Young
112. Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't - Jerry Rice
113. Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding - Jim Valvano
114. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
115. The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it - Lou Holtz
116. Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there - Bo Jackson
117. The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle - Unknown
118. Difficulties in life are intended to makes us better, not bitter - Dan Reeves
119. Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength - Phil Jackson
120. Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds - Larry Bird
121. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination- Tommy Lasorda
122. Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
123. Make each day your masterpiece - John Wooden
124. The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose - Ernie Banks
125. You're never a loser until you quit trying - Mike Ditka
126. Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed - LeBron James
127. Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts - Dan Gable
128. One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it - Knute Rockne
129. Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better - Pat Riley
130. If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough - Mario Andretti
131. Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time - Lou Brock
132. Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears - Laird Hamilton
133. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you - Arnold Palmer
134. If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat - Herschel Walker
135. If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win - Carl Lewis
136. Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind - Paavo Nurmi