Motivational Quotes

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Here are a few motivational quotes for you.  Enjoy!

  • Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody’s name, or he happened to be at the right place at the right time, or it was so then and another day it would have been different. Strong men believe in cause and effect.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The average person puts only 25 percent of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50 percent of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100 percent. —Andrew Carnegie
  • Whether it’s in business, politics, education, or athletics, there has to be respect and loyalty for the leader. Success or failure depends on it. There are three questions from the leader that must be answered affirmatively by the group members if the group needs assurance that it can reach its desired goal. Can I trust you? Are you committed? Do you respect or care about me? If the individual can answer yes to their leader to these three questions, even greatness is within their grasp.–Lou Holtz
  • I feel more strongly about this than anything else in coaching. Anybody who lacks the discipline who does not want to be a part of the team, who doesn’t want to meet the requirements has to go. It’s that simple.–Bud Wilkinson
  • When everyone on our team believes that our own personal signature is on everything our team does—then we have a chance to be a great team. And not until we believe that every ball we play with has our team’s name on it will we be proud of our performance.
  • Almost everyday in this job, there is a challenge of some sort to the team’s unity. A person pulling apart, maybe a guy on the bench exerting his own challenge to the system whether he’s stepping out of his role or having developed it too far or maybe the guy’s just moody.–Phil Jackson

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