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Bud Grant: Something positive

“If you have something critical to say to a player, preface it by saying something positive. That way when you get to the criticism, at least you know he’ll be listening.”

—Bud Grant.

Rujuta Diwekar: Rekindle it

“Depriving yourself of the joy of eating is a sin. Don’t believe anyone who tells you that you won’t know where to stop. You were born with the wisdom to self terminate the act of eating. You just have to rekindle it.”

—Rujuta Diwekar.

Al Oerter: Inner doors

“To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.”
—Al Oerter.

Brad Stevens: How good can we expect to be?

“How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate?” ––Brad Stevens.

Rafael Nadal: Talent

“People get confused about talent. Talent isn’t striking the ball well, or very hard. Some play beautifully, some flawlessly, others run brilliantly. But in all sport the final objective is to win. So, in summary, the person who wins the most is the one with the most talent.”
—Rafael Nadal.

Matt Biondi: Persistence

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
—Matt Biondi.

Stefanos Psitsipas: Perception

“I stopped explaining myself when I realized that people only understand from their level of perception.”

—Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Naomi Osaka: Because other people do

“Don’t question yourself because other people do.”

—Naomi Osaka.

Sir Donald Bradman: Cricket

“The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise.During my career,I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven.”

—Sir Donald Bradman.

Janine Van Wyck: Never waste your time

“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people when they are committed to misunderstanding you!”

—Janine Van Wyck.

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