"Some people live on what they know; Some people live for what they don't." -Sheik Abu Hanif
"There are tough guys and there are smart guys, but there are only a few tough/smart guys...What are you?" -Robert E. Stevenson Sr.
Seriousness is the last refuge of the shallow
Every morning in africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you'd better be running!
"Progress always involves risk: you can't steal second base and keep your oot on first"-Frederick Wilcox
We don't stock the fruits-only the seeds.
Instead of pointing a finger, why not hold out a hand.
You take a setback and turn it into a comeback.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena...." -Theodore Roosevelt
Loser: "It may be possible, but it will be difficult."
Winner: "It may be difficult, but it is possible."
A man's worth should be judged not for getting ahead of others, but by surpassing himself.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
You can't get anywhere today if you're bogged down in yesterday.
Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today.
Home is not where you live, but where you are understood.
"Moving beyond your comfort zone-that's how you achieve things."
"I learned if I tried harder for a longer period of time than enyone else, I could win, even if I didn't have the greatest talent."
How you finish a play, a day, or a life itself is mor important than how you start it.
If you never stick your neck out, you'll never get your head above the crowd.
"He climbs highest who helps another up. " -Zig Ziglar
"Character is victory, not a gift." -Ivor Griffith
"Great souls have wills, feeble ones have only wishes." -Chinese proverb
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." -Michelangelo
"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people." -Henry Emerson Fosdick
"The next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." -Frank A. Clark
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars." -Les Brown
"We must always have old memories and young hopes." -Ronald Reagan
"Pray for a good harves, but keep on plowing." -Anonymous
"Use the past as a springboard, not a sofa. "
"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was." -Dag Hammarskjold
"Discipline is not what you do to someone; it is what you do for someone." -Lou Holtz
"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." -Dale Carnegie
"Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening-she makes one." - Kirk Kirkpatrick
"He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bstows one should never remember it." -Charron
"Don't find fault. find a remedy." -Henry Ford
"The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side." -Margret Carty
"A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure." -Classic Crossword Puzzles
"If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet." -Isaac Bashevis Singer
"In the long run, the pessiimist may be proved right, but the optomist has a better time on the trip." -Daniel L. Reardon
"Love cures people-both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." -Dr. Karl Mennninger
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" -Steven Wright
"Be not simply good; be good for something." -Henry David Thoreau
"The easiest way to have your way is to go out and make it." -Thoughts for Today
"Even if you can't prevent another's sorrow, caring will lessen it." -Frank A. Clark
"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get." -Anonymous
"There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side." -Cheer
"Live your life and forget your age." -Frank Bering
"Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief." -Anonymnous
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."-Calvin Coolidge
"You've got to be smart to be #1 in any business. But more important, you've got to play with your heart; with evey fiber of your body. The objective is to WIN...fairly, squarely, decently, by the rules...but to win." -Vince Lombardi
"No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem." -Booker T. Washington
SINCERE: composed of Latin terms "sine" and "cere"= "without wax." If a potter stamped "sine cere". there were never ny cracks in the pottery, therefore, no wax or glue was needed.
You have thousands of opportunities to keep quiet, use every one of them.
The missing ingredient in most of our talking is a little shortening.
Always watch the sords you speak,
Keep them few ans sweet;
There may be some bitter words
You will have to eat.
"Keep Quiet" (Proverbs 10:19) Matthew 12:36)
If you believe what you say, what you say will be more believable.
Learn from the mistakes of others; you may not live long enough to make them all yourself.
"Whenever you start-give it your best. The opportunities are there to be anything you want to be. But wanting to be someone isn't enough; dreaming about it isn't enough; thinking about it isn't enough. You've got to study for it, work for it, fight for it with all your heart and soul, because nobody is going to hand it to you." -General Colin Powel
"No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work." -Banking
"No power in the world can keep a first-class man down or a fourth-class man up." -Defender
"You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again." -Bonnie Prudden
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -Will Rogers
"Be dissatisfied enough to improve, but satisfied enough to be happy." -J. Harold Smith
"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? " Frank Scully
"There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen." -Hugh Prather
"It may not be your fault for being down, but it's got to be your fault for not getting up." -Steve Davis
"Don't be against things so much as for things." Col. Harland Sanders
"What you get by reaching your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by reaching them" -Zig Ziglar
"One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed." -Ann Landers
"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." -Chinese Proverb
"There's no traffic jam on the extra mile." -Unknown
"Raise your voice only in enthusias." P.S.
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." -Japanese Proverb
"It is a happy talent to know how to play." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -Thomas Paine
"The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but whether you brought in the ship." -Journal of True Education
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your life is either a celebration or a chore. The choice is yours." -Anonymous
"Success doesn't come to you...you go to it." -Marva Collins
"Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again..." -Henry Ford
"Life in abundance comes only through great love." -Elbert Hubbard
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick." -Bill Lemley
2. Watch the sunrise at least once a year.
3. Be the first to say, "hello."
4. Live beneath your means.
5. Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
6. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen.
7. Forget the Joneses.
8. Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all he has.
9. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
10. Be tough-minded but tenderhearted.
11. Be kinder than necessary.
12. Don't forget, a person's greates emotional need is to feel appreciated.
13. Keep your promises.
14. Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don't feel like it.
15. Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.
16. Leave everything better than you found it.
17. Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do.
18. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day.
19. Don't rain on other people's parades.
20. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone that you love them.
-Life's Little Instruction Book
Nine Affirmative Principles
1. I can achieve far beyond my horizons, and in avenues of life I have never explored.
2. I posess a basic goodness which is the foundation for the greatness I can ultimately achieve.
3. I must take responsibility for my actions, my well-being, and the attainment of my maximum potential.
4. I must seek self-awareness, self-approval, and self-commitment in order to attain self-fulfillment.
5. I must commit myself to building and maintaining relationships that are critical to the social development of my family and community.
6. I must manifest the belief that mutual respect is the fundamental element of all relationships.
7.I will enrich my own life by helping others to enrich theirs.
8.I will work toward my goals by planning, executing, and measuring my progress.
9.I will make commitments with care and honor them with integrity.
The loser Is always a part of the problem
The Winner Always has a program
The Loser Always has an Excuse
The Winner Says "Let me do it for you"
The Loser Says "Thats not my job"
The Winner Sees an answer for every problem
The Loser Sees a problem in every answer
The Winner Sees a green near every sand trap
The Loser Sees two or three sand traps near every green
The Winner Says "It may be difficult but it's possible"
The Loser Says "It may be possible but it's too difficult"
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong;"
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."
A winner works harder than a loser and has more time;
A loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary.
A winner goes through a problem:
A loser goes around it, and never gets pat it.
A winner makes commitments;
A loser makes promises.
A winner says, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be;"
A loser says, "I'm not as bad as a lot of other people."
A winner listens;
A loser just waits until it's his turn to talk.
A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something from them;
A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find chinks in their armor.
A winner feels responsible for more than his job;
A loser says, "I only work here."
A winner says, "There ought to be a better way to do it;"
A loser says, "That's the way it's always been done here."
And so I set out on a voyage of dscovery which carried me through biographies and autobiographies and all sorts of dissertations on success and the lives of successful men until I finally reached a point at which I realized that the secret I was trying to discover lay not only in what men did, but also in what made them do it.
I realized further that the secret for which I was searching must not only apply to every definition of success, but that it must apply to everyone who had ever been successful. In short, I was looking for the common denominator of success.
And because that is exactly what I was looking for, that is exactly what I found.
But this common denominator of success is so big, so powerful, and so vitally important to your future and mine that I'm not going to make a speech about it. I'm just going to "lay it on the line" in words of one syllable, so simple that everyone can understand them.
"The common denominator of success-the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful-lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do."
It's just as true as it sounds and it's just as simple as it seems. You can hold it up to the light, you can put it to the acid test, and you can kick it around until it's worn out, but when you are all through with it, it wll still be the common denominator of success, whether we like it or not.
If the secret of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do, let's start the boiling-down process by determining what are the things that failures don't like to do.
The things that failures don't like to do are the very things that you and I and other human beings, including successful men, naturally don't like to do. In other words, we've got to realize right from the start that success is something which is ac hieved by the minority of men, and is therefore unnatural and not to be achieved by following our natural likes and dislikes nor by being guided by our natural preferences and prejudices.
Perhaps you have been discouraged by a feeling that you were born subject to certain dislikes peculiar to you, with which the successful individuals are not afflicted. Perhaps you have wondered why it is that the most successful seem to like to do the things that you don't like to do.
They don't! And I think this is the most encouraging statement I have ever offered to a group of individuals.
But if they don't like to do these things, then why do they do them? Because by doing the things they don't like to do, they can accomplish the things they want to accomplish. Successful individuals are influenced by the desrire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do.
Why are successful individuals able to do things they don't like to do while failures are not? Because successful individuals have a purpose strong enough to make them form the habit of doing things they don't like to do in order to accomplish the purpose they want to accomplish .
Don't be afraid to be a winner. Win with class, win with character. You've worked hard, you've paid the price and you deserve to win. You can fight like the devil to win and still have class. the harder you fight, the more you try to win, the more people will respect you.
Get used to competition because you'll be competing all your life. In school, you compete for grades. In business, you'll be competing to make the sale.
Don't let people convince you that winning insports is not important, that grades aren't important or that making the sale is not important. If you don't have hour share of victgorie, you won't be on the team for very long. If your goal is to get into graduate school, you had better plan on getting your share of A's. and if you want to keep your job, you better make a sale now and then. Nice tries and great efforts don't buy many groceries in the real world.
Another reason why winning is so important is that success will help you to maintain your enthusiasm. How long will you remain excited about your sport if you go out each week and get beat? Without enthusiasm, you are likely to work less than you should and you are likely to lose again. Losing is a tough habit to break.
Don't say that you're not in a sport to win. No apologies are needed. somebody is going to win, you or your opponent. You make that decision-but before you do, remember it doesn't matter if you win or lose until you lose.
a. All actions start with thoughts.
b. Learn by trial and error.
c. Once a correct or successful response is learned, it is remembered for future use (forget failures).
d. Every person has a built-in guidance system or goal-striving device.
e. Mind cannot tell difference between real and imagined experience.
1. Must have a goal or target.
2. Must be oriented to and on results.
3. Do not be afraid of mistakes.
4 Skill learning is by trial and error.
2. Picture said in a certain manner-nearly same as actual performance.
3. Before we can be, we must become, before we become, we must be able to visualize our goals.
4. If you want to achieve a thing, see it, visualize it, close your eyes a moment. Get the mental picture. Practice learning to think in pictures. It must be mentally accomplished before it is materially accomplished.
5. USE OF VISUALIZATION ON OWN:
a. You must believe that mind cannot tell difference between real and imagined experience.
b. If you repeat something successfully over a long period of time, it becomes a habit.
c. If you practice something successfully in your mind, it is almost like actually doing it.
d. Visualize techniques, skills, charges, etc. but always successfully. Remember, the more realistic you visualize, the more closely it will be associated with the real technique, etc.
e. This is easy practice - requires no physical effort, only concentration of mind.
f. You can visualize at anytime - in the morning, or before bedtime, at lunch, one the"throne", etc.
g. If you visualize something enough when you do actually do it, you will have a feeling of having done it before successfully.
h. Helps to develop the habit of thinking positive.
i. Does not replace npractice or on field technique - it is only a learning aid - it can give you the extra edge.
j. It is not easy to do at first - it requires concentration on your part - you must develop the habit of visualizing.
1. Believe that you can achieve success.
2. Believe in your ability.
3. Believe in hard work.
4. As a player believes, so he is.
5. Belief enables a player to do the impossible.
RECIPE FOR GREATNESS
To bear up under a loss; to fight the bitterness of defeat; to be victor over anger; to smile when tears are close. this is what any man can do and be great.
FOR A GREAT TEAM
1. Talk of Winning..
2. Talk of confidence, Poise, Knowledge.
3. Talk of becoming a Great Team.
4. Talk of Enthusiasm, of always trying.
5. Talk of Agressiveness.
DYNAMICS OF A WINNER
DESIRE: The enjoyment of competition and the ability to be assertive.
DEDICATION: The willingness and determination to work toward the common goals. Working tirelessly, never quitting.
CONFIDENCE: The belief in one's ability and the willingness to take the responsibility for one's actions.
LOYALTY: The willingness to make a committment to one's coaches, team and oneself.
2. It is a fine mark of manliness.
3. It proves I have self-control.
4. It indicates how clearly my mind operates.
5. It makes my conversation so pleasing to everybody.
6. It leaves no doubt in anyone's mind as to my good breeding.
7. It impresses people that I have more than ordinary education.
8. It is an unmistakable sign of culture and refinement.
9. It makes me a very desireable personality among women, children, and respectable society.
10. It is my way of honoring God who said, "Thou shalt not take the nome of the Lord in vain."
1. NEVER QUIT (Make this a habit in everything you do. Don't take the easy way out and be a quitter.)
2. Think in terms of TEAM success. Learn to get along with one another, to help one another, and to enjoy playing together as a TEAM.
3. Never be annoyed by a coach's criticism. Be worried when you receive no criticism, as this shows you haven't made yourself noticeable yet or you are slipping.
4. Do not make excuses-make good!
5. Plan to be a hard worker, welcome tough situations.
6. Practice develops habits of behavior; only perfect practice, therefore makes for perfection.
7. DO NOT EVER THINK YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO MISS PRACTICE: NO ONE IS GOOD ENOUGH NOT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE HIMSELF A LITTLE BETTER FOR THE TEAM'S SAKE.
8. A player who places personal glory and success above the best interests of the team is a liability rather than an asset.
9. Football and academics come first; everything else is secondary during football season.
10. Have a tough mental attitude.
Jacob had it. Esau didn't. Symbolically, we can look to Jacob's wrestling match with the angel. Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal "angel" and won a victory that marks them thereafter.
Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of petty sacifices.
Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. The most affluent blueblood can be totally without class while the descendant of a Welsh miner may ooze class from every pore.
Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down.
Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
Class can "walk with kings and keep its virtue, and talk with crowds and keep the common touch." Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class--because he is comfortable with himself.
If you have class, you don't need much of anything else. If you don't have it, no matter what else you have--it doesn't make much difference.
I've been thinking about that expression--and at least one horse I can name has earned a pretty fair hourly rate. someone has figured out that the race horse, Nashua, earned more than a millon dollars in a total racing time that added up to less than one-hour!
That's pretty good pay. Of course, we know that many, many more hours went into preparing for that winning hour of racing.
But there is something else here that interests me. What is there about a horse like Nashua that mad him such a consistent winner and made him so valuable? You'd probably pay a hundred times as much for a horse like Nashua as you would for an ordinary race horse. But is he a hundred times faster? No. To be a consistent winner and to be worth a hundred times as much as the average, he needed only to be consistent in finishing just ahead of the rest.
All he had to do was win a good share of the time by a nose to be worth a hundred times as much as an also-ran. And so it is with human beings who are on top in the game of life.
A writer in a national magazine made the assertion that the difference between a man of achievement and that man of mediocrity is a difference of only about two percent in study, application, interest, attention, and effort.
Only about two percent separates the winner from the loser! A boxer can win the world's championship simply by winning one more round than his opponent--or even by being only a point or two ahead. And this narrow margin can make the difference between fame and fortune or never being heard of again! Its often a matter of only two percent. We have no idea of what a change we could make in our results if we would simply add that two percent more time and effort than the average person is willing to put in.
Not only on the days when I am going great and winning and nothing seems impossible, but on days when I wonder if I am brave enough, smart enough, strong enough.
Don't let me quit, not ever. Let me keep faith in myself. No matter how many people discourage me, doubt me, laugh at me, warn me, think me a foot, don't let me listen. Let me hear another voice telling me, "You can do it, and you will!" If nobody else in the whole world gives a darn or believes in me, let me believe in myself. I know thee will be times when I doubt my own ability, I will be discouraged, on the verge of despair. Don't let me give up, hang on to me. Fan the fires of my faith so that I will try even harder. Give me even more faith in myself. You are the source of my abilities and my faith. I know that you will give me what I ask...Faith in myself.
1) Bobby Knight's Definition: Do what has to be done; When it has to be done; As well as it can be done; and do it that way all the time.
2) Tom Landry: "Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with the plan. The key is discipline--without it there is no morale."
3) Vince Lombardi: "You teach discipline by doing it over and over; by repetition."
4) Bob Richards: "One of the greatest lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top."
5) Jerry West: "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good."
6) Discipline in football is executing fundamentals and techniques the right way under pressure.
7) Hebrews 12:11: "For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
8) United States Army: Self-Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do when a person in authority is not there to ensure that you do it.
9) Discipline implies subjection to a control exerted for the good of the whole, the adherence to rules or policies extended for the orderly coordination of effort.
10) Discipline: Do it Right! Do it hard! Or Do It Again!!
2. Hard work in practice has taught him the value of regular hours and good training habits.
3. Has learned that the TEAM comes before himself. This strengthens his character; as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.
4. Has learned to take orders; in taking orders he learns how to give them.
5. Knows discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
6. Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline.
1. Doesn't beat itself by mistakes.
2. Keeps penalties to aminumum.
3. Is always ready to play--INTENSITY.
4. Has the guts to come back from behind.
5. Rises above adversity.
6. Never, never quits.
2. All seasons are different--none the same.
3. Founded on respect.
Commitment is the thing. soldiers in the ranks have rarely, over the ages, fought for king, county, feedom or moral principle. More than anything else, men have fought and winners have won because of a commitment--to a leader--and to a small brotherhood where the ties that bind are mutual respect and confidence--shared privation--shared hazard--shared triumph--a willingness to obey and determination to follow.
An anonomys Marine once wrote:
"And then in one of those great thundering jolts in which a man's real motives are revealed to him in an electrifying vision, I understand at last, why I jumped hospital that Sunday 35 years ago and, in violation of orders, returned to the front and almost certain death.
It was an act of love. Those men on the line were my family, my home. They were closer to me than I can say, closer than any friends had ever been or ever would be. They had never let me down, and I couldn't do it to them. I had to be with them, rather than let them die and live with the knowledge that I might have saved them. Men, I now knew, do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another.
Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all. He is truly dammed."
Revere your fellow Wariors because it is through them that you will be motivated and sustained through the difficult battles. --Motto of the Miami Redskins Football Team.
1. Teamwork is the sure short cut to a good season in sports--the difference between an in-betweener and a real champion.
2. Teamwork teaches people to sacrifice personal feelings in the interest of a group--his teammates. It's a quality not for showoffs or big-heads.
3. Teamwork makes for execution in a team--something fans enjoy watching; something they'll back and support.
4. Teamwork upsets the best laid plans of opponents. They can stop an individual star, but can't uncover a scheme to stop a group of players working as a team.
5. An ant by itself seems to be an insignificant insect, but as a horde it terrifies even a giant elephant. So does a well balanced team working in unison.
6. The man sitting out a game on the substitute's bench is as important in a good team as one in action on the field of play. For it is his rooting, his enhusiasm that makes the men on the field fight all the harder.
7. When facing adversity or defeat there is nothing more assuring than men pulling together in a common cause. It may not always win ball games--but it does make for life-long friendships and memories.
8. Teamwork requires self-control and self-discipline-elements good atheletes must posess to make for a winning team and season.
9. Although teamwork accomplishes victories, it is essential to ward off bitterness of defeat--by group determination to practice plays and conditioning that much harder to assure future wins.
10. Teamwork between coach and players--between children and parents--between students and teacher depend on respect for one another, a common goal, ability to make sacrifices, loyalty and above all, LOVE .
Major League Pitcher/Outfielder
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Major League Pitcher and Sports Broadcaster
You can't win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You're only as good as the team you have behind you.
I don't get a big charge out of being the leading scorer. The object of competing is winning. I just try to do what has to be done for us to winb. That might be anythin at any time--defense, rebounding, passing. I get satisfaction out of being a team player.
NFL Linebacker and Sports Broadcaster
This is going to sound corny, but I really want to contribute my one-forty-fifth that goes into helping the team win a championship. I remember one year when I made All-Pro and our team didn't do very well--the All Pro thing didn't have much meaning. You can talk to your mother and your wife and kids about being All Pro, but that's about it.
NFL Wide receiver
You can't do it alone. Be a team player, not an individualist, and respect your teammates. Anything you do, you'll have to do as a team. Many records have been made, but only because of the help of one's teammates.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.
My job is to try to direct the team over the goal line in some way. It doesn't make a heck of a lot of difference whether it's 100 yards passing and 300 yards running or 300 passing and 100 running.
College Basketball Coach
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
Major League Third Basemen
Talk about batting averages, batting titles and hitting .300 means nothing to me. I don't even know what my batting average is. It took me a long time to break myself of the habit of checking my average on the scoreboard before every at-bat. Baseball is a team game. What really counts is the standings--wins and losses. Besides, statistics don't measure the full worth of a player. They don't show when he advances a runner, or when he drives in a player from third with less than two outs.
The sports world is aclassic example of the game of life. Much can be accomplished when nobody becomes too concerned with who gets the credit. Great plays are made possible by unselfish and disciplined individuals who are more concerned with the end results than with personal ones.
Major League Shortstop
It feels great to get this type of praise, but I enjoy the wins more because that's what it's all about. We're out to prove we can beat anybody and prove we're the best in baseball. My goal never has been to break records. My goal, my only goal, is to help our team win a World Series.
NFL Coach and General Manager
Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
College Football Coach
The secret of winning football games is working more as a team, less as individuals. I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.
Major League Manager
Baseball's a team game. It's not just the nine guys on the field but all 25 of them. No one man or two men can do it all.
Amateur Center--Olympic Gold Medalist
We all cam together six months before the 1980 Winter Olympics with different styles of hockey and different ethnic beliefs...but we made ourselves a team. Individually, we could not have done it.
One guy can't win the Stanley Cup or the Boston Bruins would have won it seven straight years with Bobby Orr. The better the team plays, the better you play.
Race Car Driver
Preparation is a combination of a lot of effort by a great many people. The enjine manufacturers and our own mechanics, who strip the cars from the last race, test everything to make sure that we're setting up as good of a car as we can for the next race. I get a lot of the glory, but it is not a one-man effort. It is all these people working together very enthusiastically to make certain I've got the best car possible.
Large-scale business today is spelled "Teamwork." The successful teamworker doesn't wear a chip on his shoulder, doesn't look for slights, isn't constantly on the alert lest his "dignity" be insulted. He puts the good of the house-the company or team-first. And if the whole prospers, he, as anactive, effective, progressive part of it, will prosper with it.
NFL Coach and General Manager
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
Major League Pitcher
As far as I'm concerned, you shouldn't keep individual stats. Baseball is a team game. The only thing that counts is how many games the team has won.
College Basketball Coach
In a team sport like basketball, every time you help somebody else, you help yourself.
It's amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
NFL Halfback/End and Sports Broadcaster
I was a better football player because the team was better-the same is true today with Don and Howie.
Major League First Baseman
The only statistics I pay close attention to are the number of runs scored and the number of RBI's because those are the production categories. They are the only ones that help the team win ball games.
Major League Catcher
I am proud of all my trophies, but truthfully when I was playing, I never thought of records. I just tried to do all I possibly could to help the team win.
College Basketball Coach
There is no letter I in the word teamwork.
NFL Quarterback and Sports Broadcaster
Quarterbacks don't win or lose footbll games. Teams do.
Try to forget yourself in the service of others. for when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.
NHL Center and General Manager
In the game of hockey, it takes six to tango. You gotta stand up for your teammates.
NFL Defensive Back and Coach
There's a misconception about teamwork. Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is best for the team.
My coaching ph8losophy won't fill a book. Stated very simply, it's to be prepared for anything. There has to be discipline and strong defense. What I mean by strong defense is not only having good defensemen. It means all six men playing good defense at the same time. We are a group...a team.
College Basketball Coach
A few mistakes don't worry me; what worries me is when you make the mistakes and then forget your role on the team and start to worry about your ego.
NFL Coach and Sports Broadcaster
There is one key point about picking the so-called "great athlete." It doesn't mean a thing if he doesn't perform with the team in mind.
Work as hard as you possibly can within the team structure.
I'm only a reflection of what our team is.
When people tell me fans are cheated because they came to see me do this or that, I tell them that supposedly they ae coming to see the team win. The role of a player should be results first, effects second. I don't go in to dunk the ball or dribble behind my back for the effect of doing it. Those were skills that were developed in the course of trying to reach my potential as a player. My methods have created a reputation for myself because it has a certain effect on people watching the game. If they like it and dig it-hey, that's cool. But if they don't like me shooting a lay-up instead of dunking the ball, theyll have to realize that I'm out there to help the team win.
Actor, Producer and Director
On the set, I like for everyone to eat together, share food and stories, and kid and joke because some of that comes over into the working day. The comfort you estalish among each other shows on the screen.
NFL Linebacker, Coach
The finest compliment that anyone can pay to a person is to say that he is a complete team player. To deserve this tribute, your every thought , action, and deed should be one that you are doing for the team.
Major League Manager
If you take 25 players, seven coaches, a manager and the front-office staff and put them all on one end of a rope pulling together, they will win. They can't be stopped.
You wonder how they do it
you look to see the knack
you watch the foot in action
or the shoulders or the back
but when you find the answer
where the higher glamours lurk
you'll find in moving higher
up the laurel covered spire
the most of it is practice and
the rest of it is work.