THOUGHTS ON WINNING:
If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
To be prepared is half the victory.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
-Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner (5ft 9)
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winner’s circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.
Set your goals high, and don‚t stop till you get there.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
-Coach Darrel Royal
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired you quit when the gorilla is tired.
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.
Adversity cause some men to break, others to break records.
-William A. Ward
I know that I’m never as good or bad as any single performance. I’ve never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Ain’t no chance if you don‚t take it.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball you don’t have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.
— Misty May, on volleyball