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Top Quotes On The Importance of Failure

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Looking for ways to motivate your players? Searching for pre-game inspiration? Positive Coaching Alliance has collected hundreds of quotes from athletes, coaches, business leaders, authors and philosophers to deliver daily inspiration. PCA Founder Jim Thompson always says, “Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.” The more people we can get to read, heed and share these quotes, the more joy and inspiration we’ll all bring to the 40 million youth playing sports in the U.S.

◆ "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." (Babe Ruth)

◆ "As a coach, I think that’s one of the things we have to exude: the ability to move on regardless of the result." (Brad Stevens)

◆ "What to do with a mistake? Recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it." (Dean Smith)

◆ "You can’t be afraid of failure. All you can do is control the next shift and the next couple of minutes in your game." (Doug Wilson)

◆ "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding!" (Jim Valvano)

◆ "Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it." (Mia Hamm)

◆ "I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. I can't accept not trying." (Michael Jordan)

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