54 Positive Attitude Quotes to Elevate Your Game

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We all struggle with them. Destructive negative thoughts. Positive attitude quotes provide the perfect remedy when we find ourselves wrestling with feelings of doubt, inadequacy, fear, or just plain old bad attitudes.

Allow the following quotes on attitude to sink in, inspire you to change your thinking, and elevate your game!

Though some of the words may seem too deep for young players, they still offer important concepts we should start teaching our athletes regardless of age.

Which positive attitude quotes speak to you?

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." - Richard Bach

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That's what makes you a winner." - Venus Williams

"Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy." - Unknown  

"Don't beat yourself." - Darrell Waltrip

"One of the first lessons one learns is that the mind is a powerful factor in everything you do, including those exercises that seem to require a maximum of physical strength." - Joe Hyams

"The control center of your life is your attitude." - Unknown

"Remember, whatever game you play, 90 percent of success is from the shoulders up." - Milfred "Deacon" Palmer

"Clear your mind of can't." - Samuel Johnson

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, complain - and most fools do." - Unknown

"You cannot climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts." - Unknown

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"To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself." - Francis Marion Crawford

"For they who conquer believe they can." - Virgil

"Knock the 'T' off can't. You can if you think you can." - Unknown

"If you can get a player to think it will go in, he will get it in." - Sam Alford, NCAA free throw leader 1964, 91% average

"Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It's that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances." - Pat Summitt

"With attitude, you can determine your own performance." - Pat Summitt

"Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen." - Pat Summitt

"When I go to the line I'm thinking 'All net.' When I don't think that, I'm likely to miss." - Larry Bird

"Belief in yourself is what happens when you know you've done the things that entitle you to success." - Pat Summitt

"It's my experience that people rise to the level of their own expectations and of the competition they seek out." - Pat Summitt

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"The measure of a person is the size of her thoughts." - Unknown

"All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts." - Unknown

"The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves." - Arthur L. Williams

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." - Charles F. Kettering

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." - William James  

"It's easy to be negative and unmotivated, but it takes some work to be positive and motivated. While there's no off button for those relentless 'tapes,' there are things that you can do to turn down the volume and shift your focus from the negative to the positive." - Donna Cardillo, R.N.

"None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows." - Colin Powell

"A man is literally what he thinks." - James Allen

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours." - Richard Bach

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - James Allen

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"Don't believe everything you hear – even in your own mind." - Daniel G. Amen, M.D. 

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin 

"There is a choice you have to make, in everything you do. And you must always keep in mind the choice you make, makes you." - Anonymous

"It is a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." - Unknown

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice." - Unknown

"A man is as big as the measure of his thinking." - Napoleon Hill

"Know that it's your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny." - Anthony Robbins

"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy." - Anthony Robbins

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." - The Buddha

"As we develop new beliefs about who we are, our behavior will change to support the new identity." - Anthony Robbins

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"It's a funny thing about life; it you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." - W. Somerset Maugham

"Man is what he believes." - Anton Checkhov

"They can because they think they can." - Virgil

Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts." - Anthony Robbins

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest." - John Stewart Mills

"Attitude determines altitude." - Unknown  

"Belief is the mother of reality. Excellence is a state of mind." - Terry Orlick, Ph.D.

"The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny." - Paul G. Thomas

"Where the mind goes, everything follows." - Terry Orlick, Ph.D.

"Believe in yourself, and you will be unstoppable." - Emily Guay

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"We do not see things as they are; we see them as we are." - The Talmud

"There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until they believe they can acquire it. Before anything can come to us, we have to envision it and believe that it is ours." - Napoleon Hill

"Your mind is a powerful magnet that will attract to you the things you identify yourself with." - Alfredo Karras

"Think BIG! You are going to be thinking anyway, so think BIG!" - Donald Trump 

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