The power of a proper mental attitude is immeasurable. Great things can be achieved on the basketball court and in life if you display a positive attitude.
As my dad always says, ‘your attitude affects your altitude’!
Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream you’re dead.
…each day, be sure to laugh, to think, to cry; that’s one heckuva full day…
It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to is neck in hot water, continues to sing.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Your attitude affects your altitude.
Whatever you undertake, do it with enthusiasm.
Act confidently, think confidently, and you will be confident.
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.
If you practice with emotion and purpose you’ll play with passion and confidence.
CAN’T — The ugliest of all 4-letter words. Believe in yourself and your abilities. ‘I CAN…’
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Never believe you’re better than anybody else, but remember that you’re just as good as everybody else.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
To control your nerves, you must have a positive thought in your mind.
INNER ARROGANCE: You’re good; you know it, but you don’t wear it on your sleeve. You don’t have to tell anyone you’ve got it; They know it. You start to tell them and it usually ends up lip service.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
I am wise because I know nothing.
Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
I am one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can be achieved.
If you think that someone else thinks that they are better than you, perhaps it is you who thinks they are better than you.
Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by your own hands, summed up with the phrase, ‘It’s no use–I can’t do it’.
He who angers you conquers you.
Treat everyone you meet as if they are the most important person in the world — because they are. If not to you, then to someone; and if not today, then perhaps tomorrow.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
Nobody likes a complainer and this includes a person that complains about themselves. Start right now to stop being negative about you, your life or life in general. Think positive thoughts about yourself and others and express them when you meet other people.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never give in.
Champions never complain. They are too busy getting better.
You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don’t, you only make matters worse.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Do you know what the greatest test is? Do you still get excited about what you do when you get up in the morning?
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
Today is the tomorrow that worried you yesterday and all is well.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do.
For myself, I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Never think that you are not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Accept fate, and move on. Don’t yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Instead of complaining — contribute.
Carry a can-do attitude with you.
We are what we believe we are.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
Do not get in the way of who you are.
Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life — facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential.
Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won’t get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
When you’re going through hell, keep going.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude.
You see things and you say “Why?”; but I dream things that never were and I say “Why not?
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
Your mental attitude is something you can control outright, and you must use self-discipline until you create a positive mental attitude — you mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.
Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Attack this day with an enthusiasm UNKNOWN TO MANKIND.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.