Good things take time, as they should. We should not expect good things to happen overnight. Actually, getting something too easily or too soon can cheapen the outcome.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Stay the course. When thwarted try again; harder; smarter. Persevere relentlessly.
We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Passion is momentary; love is enduring.
Good coaching is about leadership and instilling respect in your players. Dictators lead through fear -- good coaches do not.
It is important for us to see that our mentors are human and therefore fallible; it makes our own shortcomings more tenable.
Mix idealism with realism and add hard work. This will often bring much more than you could ever hope for.
Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you. You'll be surprised at the results.
If pursuing material things becomes your only goal, you will fail in so many ways. Besides, in time all material things go away.
Reputation is what others perceive you as being, and their opinion may be right or wrong. Character, however, is what you really are, and nobody knows that but you.
My assistants and I often would spend more time planning a practice than the actual practice itself.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books -- especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
Don't get discouraged: it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Knowledge is not enough to get desired results. You must have the more elusive ability to teach and to motivate. This defines a leader; if you can't teach and you can't motivate, you can't lead.
Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike.
A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute the fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every little detail.
Make each day a masterpiece.
Make each day your masterpiece. Life is now. Life is not later on.
Promise to think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best from yourself and others.
The importance of repetition until automaticity cannot be overstated. Repetition is the key to learning.
Losing is only temporary and not encompassing. You must simply study it, learn from it, and try hard not to lose the same way again. Then you must have the self-control to forget about it.
If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.
I grew up on a farm. We learned that there was a season to plant, a season to water, and season to harvest. The planting and watering could be laborious, but without those stages, there would never be a harvest.
Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential.
There is great joy in doing something for somebody else with no thought in receiving anything in return.
Having the courage to make decisions and take action. Never be afraid to fail. You have nothing to fear if you have prepared to the best of your ability.
I would not tolerate profanity from anyone, anytime. I'd blow the whistle, pull you from the court and put you on the bench and talk to you before I would put you back in.
Profound responsibilities come with teaching and coaching. You can do so much good -- or harm. It's why I believe that next to parenting, teaching and coaching are the two most important professions in the world.
The close games are usually lost, rather than won. What I mean by that is games are mostly won because of the opponent making mistakes during crucial moments.
The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
I think anyone's success depends on working hard, Industriousness and Enthusiasm, enjoying what you are doing. You can't work your best if you're not enjoying what you are doing. No way you can force yourself to.
When it's over and you look in the mirror, did you do the best you were capable of? If yes, you will probably be ok with the outcome.
Don't be afraid to fail. The greatest failure of all is failure to act when action is needed. Use the information that you've acquired in the past through the experiences you've had and act with self-control -- but act.
An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands.
What you do in practice is going to determine your level of success. I used to tell my players, 'You have to give 100 percent every day. Whatever you don't give, you can't make up for tomorrow. If you give only 75 percent today, you can't give 125 percent tomorrow to make up for it.'
As I grow older, I appreciate things that I didn't appreciate much when I was younger. I am thankful more than I used to be. I've been reasonably healthy, and I feel blessed. And each morning I can think, this is going to be a good day!
Let's face it, we're all imperfect and we're going to fall short on occasion. But we must learn from failure and that will enable us to avoid repeating our mistakes. Through adversity, we learn, grow stronger, and become better people.
Passion is temporary. It doesn't last long. Love is enduring. And that's the important thing. If we all had love in our lives to the degree that we should, it would be much happier.
We can plan a roadtrip or a workday down to the last detail but the unexpected will always arise. If we are not malleable, we will get left behind.
Before success comes patience... when we add to our accomplishments the element of hard work over a long period of time, we'll place a far greater value on the outcome. When we are patient, we'll have a greater appreciation of our success.
When we aren't alert, we miss opportunities to improve ourselves. We should always watch for circumstances or situations that can help or harm us and be eager to learn from these encounters.
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