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.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
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.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
We're prepared, and we've done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That's what confidence is all about.
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.
We're going to step on the field knowing that every team we're going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn't seen. ... We've just got to be ready to step up with them
Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again.
No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win-and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.
The harder I work the more I live.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.
In softball . . . , the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
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.
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