The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't.
Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.
I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.
If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
When you win, nothing hurts.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
A winner is that person who gets up one more time than she is knocked down.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.
When I step into the batter's box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
It's a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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