By Lindsay Hurwitz
Getting inspiration to work on your game can be tricky. Sure it would be nice to be a world-famous athlete, but constantly putting in the effort and never giving up hope just seems so challenging sometimes. Well, these athletes were in your sneakers once. Here are some awesome lines to keep you motivated!
Go Hard Or Go Home “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” —Alex Morgan, soccer player
Stay Focused “I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do—working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated.” —Aly Raisman, gymnast
What Girls Are Made Of “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of—the heck with sugar and spice.” —Bethany Hamilton, surfer
Take Risks “Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.” —Danica Patrick, race car driver
Push Yourself “We have to fight the entire time, we can’t start at the end when it’s getting down to crunch time. We can’t leave anything on the floor.” —Kerri Walsh, volleyball player
Never Stop Trying “When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it.” —Lindsey Vonn, skier
The Real Champions “True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.” —Mia Hamm, soccer player
Don’t Doubt Yourself “To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have.” —Shawn Johnson, gymnast
Anything Can Happen “My motto has always been that you can’t say, ‘Oh, it won’t happen to me.’ You have to say, ‘That can happen to me.’ So always be aware that things can happen.” —Venus Williams, tennis player
Reprinted with permission from girlslife.com. All photos from wikia.com.