Best Quotes about Competition
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat.
It's amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.
I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.
I consider myself one of a very small handful of drivers in the world that are top drivers. The best one? I don't think anybody can say they're the best one because, from one week to the next, you can be on form or off form a little bit.
Most games are lost, not won.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Enjoy the successes that you have, and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
Cooley, Charles Horton
Playing safe is only playing.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which... 90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our pocket of excellence is that 75% of [American] students have learned to critique tactfully?
Alexander, Barbara J.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition.Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.
I won it, at least five million times. Men who were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, and never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground and get over the bar.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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