Of course, there are worse things that can happen in life than losing a game, but we all know the pain we can feel after a difficult loss, or even the joy we feel after a great win. This game is one of joy and pain. If you want to feel the joy, you must be willing to suffer; like taking the final shot, planning a different strategy, etc…
This game is not a matter of life and death — it only feels that way sometimes!
Who can ask more of a man, than giving all within his span? Giving all it seems to me, is not so far from victory.
If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Pregame Prayer: Dear Lord, we pray that we should play a good clean game to win. But if you choose that we should lose keep us from giving in.
I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses…on your powers, instead of your problems.
Our goal is not to win. It’s to play together and play hard. Then, winning takes care of itself.
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Failure is not getting beat. Failure is when you don’t do a good job preparing.
Winning is not a sometime thing. It’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in awhile. You don’t do things right once in awhile. You do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means … you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
Discipline builds winners, winners stay disciplined.
Winners train, losers complain.
Give me twelve players that want to win and they will find a way to win.
Battles are won in the trenches, in the grit and grime of courageous determination; they are won day by day in the arena of life.
Most players want to be winners, but it is the degree of commitment that determines the extent they will exceed.
Doing the best you are capable of doing is victory in itself, and less than that is defeat.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means you’re not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.