Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This last week has been a week of many soccer and volleyball games...and quite a few losses.

Emma was feeling down last night after another close loss on a muddy field.

Here are some encouraging words.

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. ~Emil Zatopek

John Wooden: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation."

President Theodore Roosevelt: "...It is not the critic that counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena... who strives valiantly, who errs and often comes up short again and again...who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat..."

Vince Lombardi: "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

Vince Lombardi: "It's easy to have faith in yourself and discipline when you're a winner, when you're Number 1. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you are not yet a winner."

John Wooden: "It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts."

John Wooden's name kept popping up in my search for encouragement.
He was the coach for UCLA's basketball for many years.

Here is his website.

Dare greatly and strive valiantly!

You are in good company!

Encourage one another,

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