Winning In Sports Essay, Research Paper
Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing.
Like my father before me, I have a violent temper with which I have been struggling all my life, and with which I have had to effect a compromise. It is ineradicable, but it must not be irrational.
I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.
Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a hitting sport.
I think that a boy with talent has a moral obligation to fulfill it, and I will not relent on my own responsibility.
Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The will to excel and the will to win, they endure. They are more important than any events that occasions them.
I hold it more important to have the players’ confidence than their affection.
To play this game, you must have that fire in you, and there is nothing that stokes that fire like hate.
The strength of the group is in the strength of the leader. Many mornings when I am worried or depressed, I have to give myself what is almost a pep talk, because I am not going before that ball club without being able to exude assurance. I must be the first believer, because there is no way you can hoodwink the players.
The greatest accomplishment is not never in failing, but in rising again after you fall.
Never pray for victory, pray for the will of God.
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.
You never lose. But sometimes the clock runs out on you