A wise man once said, "It's not what life hands us,
but what we do about it".

The most important measurement in basketball is
the six inches between your ears.

Great players never take losing well. If you gave 110% during the game, and you are beaten, there is no shame in having lost.

If you lose a contest, make sure it was because they were better players, not in better shape.

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those that hustle".

Don't count the days.....make each day count.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Champions are made never born. Ability can get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get credit. Try, if you can belong to the first class. There's far less competition!

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.

Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.

If a day passes by quickly it was well enjoyed, however if a day passes by slowly it was well learned.

No one can choose your mountain or tell you when to climb
It's yours alone to challenge at your own pace and time.

To dream anything that you want to dream is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.

There is a vitality that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution, it represents the wise use of many alternatives.

Remember that life's most treasured moments often come unannounced.

Your success and happiness lie in you...resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

What seems like only a ripple today. . . .can become the wave of the future.

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.

You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. . .You must do what you think you cannot do.

The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before . . . to test your limits . . . or to brake through barriers.

Those who are victorious plane effectively and change decisively.

The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives, flow from the attitudes we nurture every day.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Always use the word impossible with the greatest caution.

What we can easily see is only a small percentage of what is possible.

Imagination is having the vision to see what is just below the surface.

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise; risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming
more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for
they will become your character. Develop your character,for it will become your destiny.

We become what we give ourselves the power to be.

Ideas need energy, energy needs motivation.

Second effort always finishes first.

Records are made to be broken, or they wouldn't keep track of them.

Trophies are only monuments for our egos, but good memories never get dusty.

If you keep looking over your shoulder eventually someone will pass you by.

A nagging injury is just your body reminding you that you screwed up.

It is better to let others find out about you rather than you talk about yourself.

Getting out of the block fast is not nearly as important as having the ability to be in the race.

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never be able to grow.

The only certain measure of success is to perform better than what is expected of you.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.

Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go.

"Never look down on a teammate unless you are helping him up".

There are 1440 minutes in the day, make the most of each one.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

A fault recognized is half corrected.

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

Here is a simple but powerful rule: Always give the opposition more than they expect to get.

The only limitations we have are those we place on ourselves.

There is no substitute for perseverance and dedication. By looking for shortcuts you will soon find that you are only cheating yourself.

A team of talented individuals can be overcome by individuals that play as a team.

You can't fully appreciate the view from the top, unless you have been at the bottom looking up.

If you can visualize yourself achieving an objective you are already half way to attaining your goal.

Challenges are placed in our path to strengthen us, but they should never stop us from getting to where we want to go.

You must believe in yourself before you can expect others to believe in you.

A team player in unselfish in action, supportive in words, and humble with success.

Real winners may not always win, but they always have plan B.

Saying that you will try is really giving yourself permission to fail. Being positive using words like I can, or I will can lead you to the pursuit of excellence.

The only shame there is in defeat is when it is handled badly.

It is better to think before acting. It is better to act than be forced to react. It is better to react than do nothing at all.