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28 motivating sayings for top athletic performance


In sport, the performance curve naturally does not always rise. To find your way back to your old form and celebrate new successes, you have to turn a few cogs in your head. Because: negative thoughts slow you down. Motivation quotes can help you to regain your mental power and to get going again in your sport.

  1. “Nobody can guarantee that you will achieve a goal in a certain time. But you are guaranteed never to achieve a goal that you never set yourself. "
    - David McNally, Canadian political scientist and activist
  2. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. "
    - Author unknown
  3. “We have to endure one of two pains: the pain of discipline or that of a bad conscience. The difference is that discipline weighs grams, a guilty conscience weighs tons. "
    - Jim Rohn, American motivational speaker
  4. "The quality of your goals determines the quality of your future."
    - Author unknown
  5. "The difference between a mountain and a hill is in your perspective."
    - Al Neuharth, American columnist
  6. “Take good care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. "
    - Jim Rohn, American motivational speaker
  7. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step."
    - Laotse, Chinese philosopher
  8. "Being fit is not a goal, it's a way of life."
    - Author unknown

Keep up

If the muscles burn and the lungs sting, every further step is difficult during running training. If you can now call up your dearest motto mentally, you will draw new strength again. You don't have a motto to persevere yet? Perhaps there are two or three suitable sports sayings for you among the following eleven pieces of wisdom.

  1. "Only those who know their destination will find the way."
    - Laotse, Chinese philosopher
  2. “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to get to know a new life, run a marathon. "
    - Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete and Olympic champion
  3. “He who fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost."
    - Bertolt Brecht, German writer
  4. "If you give everything, you can't blame yourself."
    - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball legend
  5. “Your biggest challenge is not someone else. It's the pain in your legs and the inner voice, it says "I can't" - don't listen to it. You just keep going and then you hear the voice whispering "I can" - and then you realize that you are a different person than you just thought. "
    - Author unknown
  6. “Strength doesn't come from the body. It arises from an irrepressible will. "
    - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter
  7. "I may not have reached my goal yet, but I'm definitely closer than yesterday."
    - Author unknown
  8. "Act as if failure is impossible."
    - Dorothea Brande, American writer
  9. “Your body can do everything! It's only your brain that you have to convince. "
    - Author unknown
  10. "The slowest, who does not lose sight of his goal, still walks faster than the one who wanders around without a goal."
    - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German poet
  11. “Strength doesn't come from winning. You grow with your challenges. If you encounter resistance and decide to stick with it, that is strength. "
    - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder legend

Success and failure

Constructive sayings can help you to correctly classify success and failure and not let yourself be pulled down by a failed attempt on the climbing wall or a middle place in a marathon.

  1. "Success occurs when your dreams grow bigger than your excuses."
    - Author unknown
  2. "Do not call yourself poor because your dreams have not come true, only those who have never dreamed are really poor!"
    - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer
  3. "Success is a staircase, not a door."
    - Dottie Walters, American motivational speaker
  4. "Whoever does what he can already do, always remains what he already is."
    - Henry Ford, founder of the Ford automobile brand
  5. "Those who achieve all of their goals have probably chosen them too low."
    - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor
  6. "Only those who have failed once know the secret of success."
    - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer
  7. "Success is never certain, failure is never final."
    - Robert Schuller, American television preacher
  8. “In my career I have shot more than 9,000 throws. I lost almost 300 games. I was the one to win the game 26 times and I missed. I've failed over and over again. And that's exactly why I'm successful. "
    - Michael Jordan, American basketball legend
  9. “Without frustration, you will never discover that you may be able to do something yourself. We grow through conflict. "
    - Bruce Lee, American martial artist