Tag Archives: dedication

The Power of Hope

Never let hope elude you. That is life’s biggest fumble.
Bob Zuppke

Trust your hopes, not your fears.
David Mahoney

Hope encourages men to endure and attempt everything; in depriving them of it, or in making it too distant, you deprive them of their very soul.
Field Marshal Maurice de Saxe

Hope is the medicine I use more than any other – hope can cure nearly anything.
Dr. McNair Wilson

Life is fleeting. But if you live your life in hope, hope that you can make a difference somehow, and you strive to succeed, then your life will last forever and you will never be forgotten.
Samuel Adams

The Power of Passion

Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart. Every great achievement is the story of tremendous passion.
Mary Lou Retton

Passion persuades.
Anita Roddick

If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Elizabeth MacKay

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

I owe so much of my success as a hockey player to what I have learned from my father. The passion he shows in his daily life has taught me to always love what I am doing. In loving my pursuits, I learned the value of working hard and enjoying the benefits that sacrifice and dedication bring.
A.J. Mleczko

Work Ethic

Once you’ve created a work ethic second to none, and you’ve learned to motivate yourself, you look in the mirror and you see someone different.
Rick Pitino

Watching my father work, the great care and pride he took in painting, made me admire him, though I knew I wouldn’t follow in his footsteps.
Muhammad Ali

My dad was my biggest influence. The thing that he gave to all of his kids was a good sense that you need to work hard and be dedicated and committed to what you are doing. So my work ethic, which I think is a good one, comes straight from my dad.
Tom Lehman

As a kid, I used to wonder why Pop worked so hard. Now I know it was his Old Country values: discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice and an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. He was setting an example for all of us.
Yogi Berra

Though neither rich nor educated, my dad cared for all nine of us, teaching us to work hard and appreciate what we had. We knew everything was attainable, if only we had courage to pursue it. His work ethic carried me to my goals: winning a Silver Medal in the Winter Olympic Games in 1972 and playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.
Henry Boucha

The Power of Commitment

Dedication requires fulfilling commitments long after the sentiment in which they were made is gone.
Phil Gramm

Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
Irving Stone

Many, many times, the kids with less talent become the better athletes because they’re more dedicated to achieving their full potential.
Red Auerbach

A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication. It’s a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
Rob de Castella

At some point, you say to yourself, “I want to be the best.” But when you honestly make that commitment, you have to realize all the dedication and time that it takes.
Raymond Floyd

Preparation

The time to prepare isn’t after you have been given the opportunity. It’s long before that opportunity arises. Once the opportunity arrives, it’s too late to prepare.
John Wooden

The most prepared are the most dedicated.
Ray Berry

Everyone wants to win, but I think winners believe they deserve to win. They’ve made the commitment, they’ve followed the right path, and they’ve taken the right steps to be successful.
Amy Ruley

Victory is achieved before, not just during, the battle.
Sun Tzu

I believe there is nothing wrong with the other fellow being better than you are if you’ve prepared and are functioning in the way you’ve tried to prepare. That’s all you can do. But there is something wrong if you’ve failed to measure up to your ability because you haven’t prepared.
John Wooden

The Power of Hope

Never let hope elude you. That is life’s biggest fumble.
Bob Zuppke

Trust your hopes, not your fears.
David Mahoney

Hope encourages men to endure and attempt everything; in depriving them of it, or in making it too distant, you deprive them of their very soul.
Field Marshal Maurice de Saxe

Hope is the medicine I use more than any other – hope can cure nearly anything.
Dr. McNair Wilson

Life is fleeting. But if you live your life in hope, hope that you can make a difference somehow, and you strive to succeed, then your life will last forever and you will never be forgotten.
Samuel Adams

The Power of Passion

Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart. Every great achievement is the story of tremendous passion.
Mary Lou Retton

Passion persuades.
Anita Roddick

If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Elizabeth MacKay

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

I owe so much of my success as a hockey player to what I have learned from my father. The passion he shows in his daily life has taught me to always love what I am doing. In loving my pursuits, I learned the value of working hard and enjoying the benefits that sacrifice and dedication bring.
A.J. Mleczko