Best Quotes about Competition
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
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.
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.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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.
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.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
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.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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 love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave -- win or lose.
He can run but he can't hide.
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 weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
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