“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” – African Proverb
Most people take their greatness, their ideas to the graveyard with them. The wealthiest place in the planet is the graveyard. Because in the graveyard we will find inventions that we never ever were exposed to; ideas, dreams that never became a reality. Hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.
Champions keep going when they don’t have anything left in their tank. That’s the difference between the greats. That’s what separates them. When they don’t have no more. When it’s over. When they’re tired. When they’re frustrated. When they’re ready to give up. When they spent their last dime. That’s when they get started. It’s when you have nothing left. It’s when you depleted all your money. When all your energy’s gone. When you have nothing left. That’s when its show time. When you find a way out of no way. When you find breath that you don’t have. When you find energy that did not exist. When you want this thing as bad as you want to breathe.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”
“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.”
“I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked. You may be more talented than me. You might be smarter than me. And you may be better looking than me. But if we get on a treadmill together you are going to get off first or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. I’m not going to be outworked.” – Will Smith