Words of Wisdom from Sports Legends of All Time

Athletes and other sports personalities are inspirations throughout the world both in modern times and in the ancient eras. Civilizations throughout history have considered sports as entertainment, recreational activity for communities, way to avoid war and to maintain peace within their region and beyond. Different events like Olympics that were started off by the Greeks as a religious and athletic festival gained popularity when humankind got the technology to train, compete and evaluate their progress during training for years. Apart from that, these games also provide some new and talented individuals to compete and make a name amid players throughout the world.

Many sports icons and sports stars who we see today went through hardships, cutthroat moments where they were let down by the people they loved the most and they were always told that they were not good enough yet these resilient souls worked hard through countless days and nights and made their mark in the world of sports and history. You can watch many of these sports icons on sports and news channels that are offered by Spectrum Silver channels and get the latest updates about them and see many of them live in action. Here are a few life quotes and words of wisdom that you can take inspiration from and make the most of your life:

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden)

The legendary basketball player who became the head coach of UCLA has a very important thing to let people know who think that not being good at something is bad. Everybody in the world has a special gift that rests within them and it is through time and a little effort that people identify that special thing within themselves and know something that they are good at. For instance, there are many people who are not good at studying or a particular subject but when it comes to sports or some other subject, there is no one better than them. So never let anything that you can’t do come in the way of letting yourself explore the other places where you can become a master.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. (Babe Ruth)

The famous American professional baseball player who is known as the Sultan of Swat has a profound career of around 714 home runs and a batting average of around 342. The Sultan of Swat believed in the universal truth that one can adopt in their life and get immense success. To become successful in life you must have a strong mindset that knows no fear because for them there is no such thing as impossible and giving up. People with such a mindset have the power to challenge all adverse things in life and overcome all the hurdles. This is definitely going to result in you achieving your goals and get all the success you ever wanted in life.

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. (Vince Lombardi)

The NFL coach shared one of his experiences that indicates one of the most important stages of a person’s life. This is also the most critical moment where many people don’t feel making any more effort and want to just give up on the world and themselves. This is not wise at all. For many people, this is the time when people actually start making a more desperate effort to achieve success and move towards their goals. This helps them get their “why” answered. When life knocks you down and you are on your knees bleeding and weeping helplessly, this is where your “why” becomes strong and that’s when you should gather yourself up and give your best shot. Even at that moment, you won’t get the result you wanted, your getting back up and fighting back with your might and you will be remembered by everybody in the world.

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. (George Halas)

George Stanley “Mugs” Halas Jr. who is known as Papa Bear and Mr. Everything is one of the best sports icons that football has ever witnessed. According to him, people who make an effort for themselves and work in and day out to pursue their passion, never regret. For such individuals, going through the grind and making an effort for a cause always pays off. It makes them realize their potential and what they are made of. So, it is very necessary that one should know their potential and perform according to it to become successful.

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. (Michael Jordan)

Michael Jordan was the most amazing sportsman of all time. He became the face and identity of basketball and was one of my personal favorites as well. According to Michael, fear is not a limitation but an illusion. It is there in your head because you let it stay there. If you stop fearing or adding limits to your potential, you will be able to create a champion out of yourself. When you are making an effort, I would suggest that you should stop thinking that you can’t do this or that. You are saying or thinking that you can’t do it or you are not good enough is a barrier in your mind that only you can remove.

Final Thoughts

If you want to know what your true potential is, think about what these legends have shared with the world and people who want to get some inspiration. Act upon it. If you won’t, somebody else will and will reach the place where you could have been, if you had the will to act.

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Caroline is doing her graduation in IT from the University of South California but keens to work as a freelance blogger. She loves to write on the latest information about IoT, technology, and business. She has innovative ideas and shares her experience with her readers.