Can we learn anything from football?

5 09 2012

First lesson that I learned from sports, through my Dad, was a decision before the season even started…no matter what – never give up!

Here’s a few of my favorite quotes:

The difference between successful person & others is not a lack of strength or knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. – Lombardi

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. V.Lombardi

Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work. – Vince Lombardi

Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else. -Vince Lombardi

The spirit, the will to win, & the will to excel are the things that endure. -Vince Lombardi

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. V.Lombardi

The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders. -Vince Lombardi

The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. -Vince Lombardi

Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication & respect for authority. V.Lombardi

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. -Vince Lombardi

My attitude has always been…if it’s worth playing, it’s worth paying the price to win. – Coach “Bear” Bryan

Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. -Joe Namath

When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn. -Tom Landry

Show me a good and gracious loser & I’ll show you a failure. – Knute Rockne won 105 games in 13 seasons, winning 3 championships.

I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. -Tom Landry

There is a different between conceit & confidence. Conceit is bragging. Confidence is believing you can get the job done. -Johnny Unitas

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas

You’re never a loser until you quit trying. -Mike Ditka

Winning as a team is better than anything. It’s great to share success. -Jim Harbaugh

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results. -Unknown

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. -Lou Holtz

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? -Joe Namath

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before. -Steve Young

If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat. -Herschel Walker

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. -Mike Singletary

We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.-Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.” ~C.T. Studd (famous athlete and revivalist)


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