Quotes by Women Athletes - Motivation and Success

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quote

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quote
© Jone Johnson Lewis

Jackie Joyner-Kersee knew more than a little something about motivation and how to apply it to her goals.

"The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination and desire. Achieving success and personal glory in athletics has less to do with wins and losses than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day, whether on the track or in the office, you know that there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quote

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quote
© Jone Johnson Lewis
An athlete who was at the top of the field for both track and golf, Babe Didrikson Zaharias knew how to achieve success, even starting over with new goals.

"The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration, then more practice and concentration." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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Althea Gibson Quote

Althea Gibson Quote
© Jone Johnson Lewis
Althea Gibson, tennis great, knew something about accomplishments.

"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." - Althea Gibson

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Olga Korbut Quote

Olga Korbut Quote
© Jone Johnson Lewis
Olga Korbut, who achieved Olympic success as a gymnast, knew something about taking on new beginnings.

"Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat: you have to master yourself." - Olga Korbut

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Michelle Kwan Quote: Not Regrets

Michelle Kwan Quotes
© Jone Johnson Lewis

A crowd favorite, Michelle Kwan competed in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics. She was predicted to place higher than she did.  Her reflections on that included this quote:

"You can always say, 'I wish I had landed that triple flip better, or I wish I didn't fall.' They're not regrets, just mistakes." - Michelle Kwan

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