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Past gems of wisdom from all over the world :

2006 (click here to go back to the coaching page)

6 Nov 06 - If it is to be, it's up to me ...
13 Nov 06 - You are all Champions in your own way. That doesn't mean you have to be number 1 or be the best. Just do your best. If you aren't first, then make those people ahead of you break records by pushing them with your personal best. Consider for a moment what we achieve from athletics - the sheer fun of competing - the building of a healthy and alert mind and body - stamina, courage, perseverance, dedication, commitment, selflessness and most importantly, the will to excel.
20 Nov 06 - If you think you can't you're right, if you think you can you're also right, so be careful what you think!
27 Nov 06 - It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness - Seneca.
4 Dec 06 - Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records - William A. Ward
11 Dec 06 - Sweat plus sacrifice equals success - Charlie Finley
18 Dec 06 - You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do - A J Kitt
25 Dec 06 - There's no substitute for guts - Paul Bear Bryant


8 Jan 07 - The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital - Joe Paterno
15 Jan 07 - You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them - Michael Jordan
29 Jan 07 - It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself - Muhammad Ali
5 Feb 07 - If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat - Herschel Walker
12 Feb 07 - If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it - Ronnie Lott
19 Feb 07 - Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity - Coach Darrel Royal
26 Feb 07 - The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost - George Shultz

Future Messages ...

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner ( 5ft 9)
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 - Hank Aaron
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks - Joe Paterno
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand - Vince Lombardi
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do - John Wooden
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time - Greg LeMond
To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you - Tony Dorsett
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates - Magic Johnson
Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there - Bo Jackson
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it - Gale Sayers
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination - Tommy Lasorda
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity - Coach Darrel Royal
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge - Damon Runyon
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired you quit when the gorilla is tired - Robert Strauss
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before - Steve Young
Ain't no chance if you dont take it - Guy Clark
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit - Joe Paterno
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. Thats the mark of a true professional - Joe Paterno
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary - Ray Knight
To be prepared is half the victory - Miguel Cervantes
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary - Vidal Sassoon
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion - Jean-Claude Killy
Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise, and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investmentbalanced fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun - Paula Newby-Fraser
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fearnot absence of fear - Mark Twain
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace - Amelia Earhart