Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
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The more people tell you it’s not possible, that it can’t be done, the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong. Treat the word ‘impossible’ as nothing more than motivation.
Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me.
The most important thing in life is to love what you’re doing, because that’s the only way you’ll ever be really good at it.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
The one thing coaches cannot tolerate… is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.
Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren’t criticized are those who don’t take risks.