"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity." - Michael Johnson

Seize the opportunity.

"The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world." - Mike Tyson


"In sports, mental imagery is used primarily to help you get the best out of yourself in training and competition. The developing athletes who make the fastest progress and those who ultimately become their best make extensive use of mental imagery. They use it daily as a means of directing what will happen in training, and as a way of pre-experiencing their best competition performances." - Terry Orlick

The power of visualization in manifesting your success.

"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong." - Muhammad Ali

Plain and simple.

"Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference." - John Wooden

Kind reminder.

"I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses, because they only made me work harder." - Muhammad Ali

Grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

We dedicate our #QuoteOfTheDay to author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away today at age 86. RIP.

"One of the trademarks of a champion is that he can outlast you." - Lou Brock

Push it to the limit.

"Up 50 or up 10 or up 2, play the same way. The minute you change the way you play, the minute you get worse as a player." - Diana Taurasi

Play relentless.

"Every day when I get on the floor I give it my all. Because you never know what tomorrow holds." - Russell Westbrook

All or nothing.

"Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond." - Robert Horry

Peer pressure.

Yesterday marked the 600th sports quote posted at Athletic Poetics.

We believe the values learned on the playing field prepare us for life. Posting sports quotes is at the core of what we do. At Athletic Poetics we inspire and educate by bringing to life sports quotes and celebrating great moments in sport shistory. We have since included weekly #MotivationalMondays and #MJMondays.

We’re getting closer in developing the next chapter of the brand. Excited to share with everyone in the coming months.

As always, Thank You for being part of our journey and allowing us to be your daily dose for sports motivation and history. We’re always looking for feedback to make AthleticPoetics.com better for you. Send us e-mail to contact@athleticpoetics.com.

"I believe I can do this, and I do it. Confidence. Confidence. Every man wants to be determined. Every man wants to believe in himself, every man wants to be fearless." - Muhammad Ali

Double dose of confidence.

"Effort is the measure of a man." - William James

Effort is good fortune.

"I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention." - Charles Barkley

Sir Charles.

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