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Born: 1945-03-20
Profession: Coach
Nation: American
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Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.

Tags: Life, Men, Politics

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

Tags: Attitude, Best, Positive

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!

Tags: Ego, Human, Problems

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Tags: Excellence, Result, Striving

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

Tags: Champion, Motivation, Winning

When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.

Tags: Away, Great, Team

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

Tags: Attitude, Win, Winning

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

Tags: Leadership, Position, Success

Don't let other people tell you what you want.

Tags: Tell

Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.

Tags: Change, Enough, Ready

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Effort, Great

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.

Tags: Again, Lose, Win

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.

Tags: Speak, Team, Voice

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.

Tags: Suggestion, Ten

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.

Tags: Mind, State, Strength

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.

Tags: Done

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.

Tags: Personally, Success

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.

Tags: Best, Choices, Pick

Discipline is not a nasty word.

Tags: Discipline, Nasty, Word

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.

Tags: Giving, Lose, Yourself

You can never have enough talent.

Tags: Enough, Talent

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.

Tags: Game, Moving, Team

People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.

Tags: Believing, Create, Deserve
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Whatever it takes to win.

Tags: Takes, Whatever, Win

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.

Tags: Defeat, Game, Great

All I did from day-to-day is coach. That's what my job was, that's what my passion was, and the fact that now it's something I'm being considered for is just mind-blowing to me, that I would ever be in that kind of company.

Tags: Fact, Job, Passion