Best Quotes about Competition
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 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
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Playing safe is only playing.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
Kersee, Jackie Joyner
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes -- not that you won or lost -- but how you played the Game.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
You must sacrifice, train, do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.
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.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win.
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.
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.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
You must play boldly to win.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
He can run but he can't hide.
It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.
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