Sunday, May 11, 2014

Inspirational Quotes to Start the Trading Week

A while ago, I posted insightful and inspirational quotes from legendary college basketball coaches

Here are some favorite quotes from famous athletes and coaches that are as relevant to performance on the trading desk as on the playing field:

Jack Dempsey - "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't."

Muhammad Ali - "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."

Vince Lombardi - "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

Dean Smith - "What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it."

Michael Jordan - "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I've lost almost 300 games.  26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I've failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed."

Bob Knight - "Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy.  It's human nature."

Muhammad Ali - "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Michael Jordan - "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

Jerry Rice - "Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."

Marv Levy - "Football doesn't build character, it reveals character."

Arthur Ashe - "You are never really playing an opponent.  You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."

Mario Andretti - "If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough."