10 Valuable Quotes from 10 Famous NBA Players

  1. “Boos don’t block dunks.” – Kobe Bryant
  2. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” – Lebron James
  3. “Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d be better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.” – Larry Bird
  4. “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.” – Michael Jordan
  5. Lack of height is not a handicap or limitation in basketball. In fact I turned it into an advantage. I’m very difficult to guard because I’m so small. I made the other players adjust to me.” – Maggsy Bogues
  6. “I don’t care what other people say. I fight every day to be the best player I can.” – Steve Nash
  7. “If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?” – Wilt Chamberlain
  8. “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.” – Magic Johnson
  9. “I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group.” – Kevin Durant
  10. “I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire.” – Dennis Rodman

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20 Motivational Quotes to Read Every Monday Morning

  1. “A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.” – Steve Maraboliactivities-in-the-morning-wake-up-early
  2. “Take more risks in your 20s and early 30s.” -Steve Tappin
  3. “No pressure, no diamonds.” -Mary Case
  4. “Keep going. You never know what door is about to open.” -Tom Stoppard
  5. “To learn, experiment! Try something new. See what happens. Lindbergh experimented when he flew the Atlantic. Pasteur experimented with bacteria and made cow’s milk safe for the human race. Franklin experimented with s kite and introduced electricity.” -James Mangan
  6. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Eisntein
  8. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison
  9. “If nothing is ventured, nothing is gained.” -Sir John Heywood
  10. “Be like a postage stamp. stick to one thing until you get there.” -Josh Billings
  11. “Create a set of great personal values and surround yourself with the right people that can form your support system. Have an optimistic spirit and develop a strong purpose that you completely believe in and everything you can imagine is possible for you.” -Andrew Horton
  12. “The People who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them.” -George Bernard Shaw
  13. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. “Dream big my friends. Throw things up on the Internet. See what people respond to. Make changes along the way. You never know.” -Craig Kannaley
  15. “Move fast and break things.” -Mark Zuckerberg
  16. “You can compensate talents with effort.” -Malcolm Gladwell
  17. “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” -Albert Einstein
  18. “Interrupt the monotonous routine of daily life by taking risks and giving people memorable experiences they’ll be dying to talk about.” -Brad Keywell
  19. “Don’t be offended when people don’t seem to get you. Not everyone recognizes brilliance.” -Linda Poindexter
  20. “The cost of inaction is vast. Don’t go to your grave with your best work inside you. Choose to die empty.” -Todd Henry


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Tuesday Leadership Quote – Joel Peterson of JetBlue Airways on Leadership & Building Trust

Joel PetersonThe best leaders I know work to build trust over the long term. Rather than accruing and applying power, they distribute it. By sharing the means to make things happen, they create opportunity for, and instill confidence in, the people they lead…

Building trust means becoming a fiduciary – the guardian of other’s interests. It means you are invested in broader goals than quarterly earnings or career advancement, and it requires listening and humility. Like anything worth building, you may not reap instant gratification of quick returns. But people will want to work with you, you’ll get more done over time, and you’ll have a career and a legacy you can be proud of. – Joel Peterson, Chairman, JetBlue Airways, Standford Business School


Source: “What Anthony Weiner Can Teach You About Leadership” by Joel Peterson

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