Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
There is a way to play this game physically, but it's the mental part that's going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
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.
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 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.
Winners are born, Champions are made.
Softball has given me so much in life. It's taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.
I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.
Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.
I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.
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.
I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.
When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
One pitch can be the difference between a win and a loss, an error could be the difference.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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.
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
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