Olympic-Sized Motivation

This Friday marks the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.  There are over 13,000 athletes competing from aged 16 to 52, individually and on teams. They all represent the pinnacle of human athletic achievement and have inspired millions. Today, we harness just a little bit of that inspiration through the best quotes of past and present  Olympians.

“Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be
done, all it takes is an imagination.”
–Michael Phelps, Swimming

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” –Mark Spitz, Swimming

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.” –Florence Griffith Joyner, Track and Field

“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm, Soccer

“Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal.” –Kerri Walsh, Beach Volleyball

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis, Track and Field

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.”      -Wilma Rudolf, Track and Field

Contributing Articles: Share It Fitness,  Shape.com, Huffington Post

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