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Ordinary But Extraordinary People
Transcript of Ordinary But Extraordinary People
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all"
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough"
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
1880 - 1968
Sir Edmund Hillary
You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.
It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves
1913 - 1970
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion"
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why... I succeed
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down.
When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
1913 - 2005
Each person must live their life as a model for others
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.
1897 - 1937
Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.