Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
I never expect to lose. Even when I’m the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, thats the day you start to the top.
When you win, nothing hurts.
If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
You can’t be a winner and be afraid to lose.
Never let defeat have the last word.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again.
Success demands singleness of purpose.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing – the result.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.
Success comes before work only in the dictionary.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
The harder you train, the easier the game.
Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
Act as though it is impossible to fail.
Others can stop you temporarily — you are the only one who can do it permanently.
View every problem as an opportunity…
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.