This great game of basketball should be a fun and enjoyable experience. After all, it is a game!
But this game also demands discipline, hard work, and mental toughness. Lessons learned on the basketball court can almost always be applied off the court. If you learn from it, something great can be taken from every experience.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money.
You’ve got to love like you’ll never get hurt.
You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching.
You’ve got to come from the heart if you want it to work.
The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach.
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
It’s not who you are that holds you back — it’s who you think you are not.
Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
What you are is God’s gift to you; what you do with your potential is your gift to God.
Live in the precious present.
Be the dream.
Rule #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Rule #2: It’s all small stuff.
For all your days prepare and meet them ever alike: when you are the anvil, bear — when you are the hammer, strike.
Do not follow where the path may lead — go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.
I am not what I ought to be,
Not what I want to be,
Not what I am going to be,
But I am thankful that
I am better than I used to be.
There is always a choice you have to make, in everything you do. And you must always keep in mind that the choice you make, makes you.
Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Looking back it seems to me,
All the grief that had to be
Left me when the pain was o’er
Stronger than I was before.
Through adversity God reminds us that He wants us to give Him control of our life.
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
If you constantly complain, you will constantly remain.
The reason most individuals run into obstacles, is because they continue to focus on what is behind them.
Do all you can and trust God to do what you cannot.
The only time we should look down upon another man is when we are bending over to help him up.
Whether you see life as a series of stumbling blocks or stepping stones is entirely up to you.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Live each day as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.
There are three types of people in this world — those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask what happened.
Who’s more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?
Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
If you treat every situation as a life-and-death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Each of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Live to win, dare to fail.
I think that we all have something in common in that we have dreams. The thing about dreams is sometimes you get to live them out.
You cannot make your dreams come true until you wake up.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible–not to have run away.
Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.
We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.
The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
The greatest 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.
Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires.
Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
The only way to enjoy anything in life is to earn it first.
There’s lots of opportunities out there in life, but if you never put yourself out on a limb and take chances you’ll never dare to be great at anything.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it.
The longest journey is the journey inward.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. Upon your choice so will be the day.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself; to become what he potentially is.
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you’, that would suffice.
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.
Being born is easy. So is taking your last breath. Everything in between, that’s the hard part. Life is in between, and it will offer challenges and opportunities beyond measure.