"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.

"I found that to build mental toughness, you need to inconvenience yourself. The early-morning runs if you hate early mornings. The late night runs if you hate late nights. The snowy cold, the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in those and really make it inconvenient and you start to get a genuine expectation of winning for the price you have to pay." - Chael Sonnen

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

"Patience is a virtue. Keep doing what you want to do and eventually things will happen." - Arian Foster

Namaste.

I knew I’d have a shot, have a chance. And when that chance came I’d make the most of it.” - Victor Cruz
All you need is one chance.

I knew I’d have a shot, have a chance. And when that chance came I’d make the most of it.” - Victor Cruz

All you need is one chance.

"Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown." - Ross Perot

Don’t be most people.

"I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury, unless it’s completely debilitating, I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming." - Kobe Bryant

Here to stay!

"It isn’t what you do, but how you do it." - John Wooden

So simple, so true.

"A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for, to see the bad guys get beat." - Sonny Liston

Say hello to the bad guy. They say I’m a bad guy.

"A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze." - Cus D’Amato

Burn, baby, burn.

"When you see tears in my eyes, you see it’s not about the wins or the losses, it’s about the opportunity." - Ray Lewis

Grateful for the opportunity.

"The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me." - Larry Bird

FYI

"There has always been a saying in baseball that you can’t make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game." - Ted Williams

The value of mistakes as learning experiences.

"The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special." - Eddie Reese

It’s going to take all you’ve got.

"There comes a time in every person’s life when he has to choose the course his life will take." - Muhammad Ali

Choose wisely.

"Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life." - Derrick Rose

Make healthy living your lifestyle.

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