We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
I think about my goals. There were a lot of times in gymnastics when I really didn't want to go in and train, but you can't make it to the Olympics if you don't train!
If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten, that you have done as well as or better than anyone else.
Set your goals, follow your dreams, listen to your heart and don't let anything stand in your way.
Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Wasn't it thrilling when the U.S. Women's team took home the gold in gymnastics? A group of American teenagers getting a higher score than Chinese kids? That never happens.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through.
I don't think I've ever not gotten nervous. When you work so hard for one special day or routine, you want to perform it better than you ever have. We always say at our gym, If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.
But let me do I will show the world what gymnastics looks like. Well may be this is a future gymnastics.
Everyone gets scared, and everyone falls. The key is to get right back up and try again.
If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
The mind is perhaps one of the greatest factors in gymnastics; if one can't control his mind, he can't control his body.
What you can do, or think you can, begin it.
I'm really good at gymnastics, and that's about it.
The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
There are parents, siblings, teachers and friends, but counting on them to motivate you isn't fair. They've all got their own lives, and while the may be able to help you out, if you can motivate yourself, then you're golden.
Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
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