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Athlete John Steffensen’s motto during his winning 400 metre race last night was “this is my office and I know what I am doing”.
Do you have a favourite motivational motto?

What do you repeat to yourself to get you through the day? What other mottos have you heard that are worth repeating?

March 23, 2006 09:27 AM


Never Surrender!

From the movie Galaxy Quest

Posted by: carlo at March 23, 2006 11:05 AM
sometimes you have to take 2 steps back to go 3 steps forward.

Posted by: dangar! at March 23, 2006 10:36 AM
‘you always miss 100% of the shots you dont take.’ canadian ice hockey supremo wayne gretsky. i think he was referring to more than just hockey.

…maybe ;o)

Posted by: roo at March 23, 2006 10:33 AM
‘aim high. If you miss, at least you won’t shoot your foot off.’

Posted by: Bec at March 23, 2006 10:29 AM
'Carpe Diem.'Latin for ‘Seize the day.’

Made popular during the Robin Williams movie 'Dead Poet’s Society’where they sucked the marrow out of life.

Posted by: Peter Rietdyk at March 23, 2006 10:17 AM
I saw this on the side of a builder’s van:
I came, I saw, I concreted. :stuck_out_tongue:

Posted by: J Bar at March 23, 2006 10:04 AM
“Watch how many pro’s can make birdie from a bunker.” Jack Clark

Posted by: Steve Clark at March 23, 2006 10:04 AM
You can’t win an argument with a woman. If you think you have won an argument with a woman, that’ll be the start of another argument. :rolleyes:

Posted by: LH at March 23, 2006 10:03 AM

“step Up Or Step Aside”

“Self-discipline is a decision that you make that you are not going to expect the least from yourself anymore.” -Michael Johnson

“I don’t talk shit.” -Ben Johnson

TNS (Take No Shit) - John ‘Hockey’ Hamilton circa 1983

Only value the opinions of those you respect - my wife circa 1988

Yes I’ll write a 400m focussed Ebook - KitKat1 March 2006 :smiley:

Life Rewards Action

“You cannot teach anyone anything. They must learn it for themselves” - Jack Gibson

Fall 5 times…then you have to get up 6 - Some guy

“Why do we fall? So we can learn how to pick ourselves Up.” Batman’s butler :stuck_out_tongue:

Bruce Wayne’s Father.

Who Are You? What Do You Want? :wink:

“This is my body. And I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it. Study it. Tweak it. Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?” Lance Armstrong

A man with an experience is not subject to a man with a theory.

“Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.” --Sam Rayburn

“You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” –Charles Poliquin

“Winners find the solution. Losers find excuses.” -Charles Poliquin

“If I walk into a weight room and I see that their athletes can’t lift either the coaches can’t coach or won’t coach. Either one is a problem.” -Michael Boyle

“Your athletes are the mirror you see yourself in and the window that others see you through. If they’re doing something wrong, that’s directly your fault.” -Michael Boyle

“What people say, what people do, and what people say they do are entirely different things.” -Margaret Mead

“Put every great teacher in a room, and they’d agree about everything; put their disciples in there and they’d argue about everything.” – Bruce Lee

Down the road in a gym far away,
A young man was heard to say,
“My legs won’t grow, no matter what I do!”
He tried leg extensions, leg curls, leg presses too.
Trying to cheat, these sissy workouts he’d do.
From the corner of the gym where the big guys train,
Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain,
Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives,
Where the noise is made with big forty-fives,
A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees,
A very big man with legs like trees,
Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack,
Chalked his hands and monstrous back,
Said, “Boy, stop lying and don’t say you’ve forgotten,
Trouble with you is you ain’t been SQUATTIN’!”>>

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Albert Einstein

“‘Knowledge’ is fixed in time, whereas ‘knowing’ is continual. ‘Knowledge’ comes from a source, from an accumulation,
from a conclusion, while ‘knowing’ is a movement.” Bruce Lee

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
Harry Truman

“It would be a little difficult for me to describe the itinerary that has brought me to my present positions; for that reason I have not
yet reached my arrival.” Michael Foucault

“Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners” William

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” Albert Einstein

“If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Unknown

“You lack discipline.” -Ah-nold in “kindergarten cop”

“Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You’ll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you’ll be classy. If you make it to the show and you win 20 games, the press will think you’re colorful. Until then, it just means you’re a slob.” -Crash Davis, “Bull Durham”

“ki ken tai ichi”-kendo saying
roughly meaning “soul sword body one”

“The sound of the bell of Gioshoja echoes the impermanence of all things. The hue of the flower of the teak tree declares that they who flourish must be brought low. Yea, the proud ones are but for a moment, like an evening dream in springtime. The mighty are destroyed at the last, they are as but the dust before the wind” - Heike Monogatari

“This is your life and it’s ending 1 minute at a time.” - Tyler Durden

“Whether you think you Can- Or Cannot- You’re right”

A hungry man will always fight, a person who is full will wait to be served - John Smith

Pressure to perform is a reflection of your own ambition.

-Michael Johnson

  • Sometimes the adrenalin was so overwhelming, you felt you would die, but is was awesome. I marched into every race thinking “fuck you guys, I am going to kill you today” + Angella Issajenko :wink:

“I’m talented and flexible. I could play Hamlet, even though I look like King Kong.”
– Mr.T

“The most satisfying feeling you can get in a gym is the pump…It’s as satisfying to me as coming is…I’m getting the feeling of coming at gym, I’m getting the feeling of coming at home, I’m getting the feeling of coming at backstage when I pump up…so I’m coming day and night. I mean that’s terrific, right? So you know, I’m in heaven.”
– The Governor

“Perkele!” (a Finnish swearword)
– Seppo Räty

“what doe’snt kill me only makes me stronger”
-Fredrick Netchze-

“I go into every battle with the mind frame of the the little dog”
-Ross Hawthorne-

“im doing this for me and no body els”
-My self-

“Even when I was dropped by Liverpool I would sneak back after training and do technique exercises in the car park, then count how many I could do out of 100, to see if I was getting better. Measuring your own performance is the key to everything.” - Craig Johnson, who scored in a winning FA Cup final for the Reds.