Bounce Boosters: 5 quotes to help you bounce back in life – the Olympics edition

With the Olympics in full swing, this is a good time to hear from some of the world’s best athletes on what it takes to bounce back in sports and in life.

1. Kerri Walsh Jennings, Women’s Volleyball

Adversity, if you allow it to, will fortify you and make you the best you can be.


2. Michael Phelps, Men’s Swimming

Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.


3.  Mark Spitz, Men’s Swimming

I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.


4. Carl Lewis, Track and Field

It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.


5. Wilma Rudolph, Track and Field

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.


What’s your favorite quote?


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13 Responses to Bounce Boosters: 5 quotes to help you bounce back in life – the Olympics edition

  1. Lori Lynn Smith August 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    awesome quotes… I am leaning toward Michael’s the most!

    • Bobbi Emel August 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

      I started to decide on a favorite and my decision was . . . I can’t decide!

  2. saraholeary August 3, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Fun quotes. The Olympics remind us that it’s all about what we believe and what we’re willing to go for!

  3. CiaraConlon August 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I love them all, but I think the one about not putting limits resonates best with me. I am always guilty of trying to figure out how things will happen instead of letting go and accepting that there are not limits

    • Bobbi Emel August 6, 2012 at 12:10 am #

      Yes, I struggle with that, too, Ciara. I’ve had more than one person ask me why we can’t find a way to do something rather than think of all the ways it won’t work. Maybe someday I’ll learn . . .

  4. Amit Amin August 6, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    For me – #’s 3 & 4. Every day, I try and remind myself to optimize the journey, not the outcome, and to optimize today, not to plan on how to optimize tomorrow.

  5. Kaylee August 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I really like #3, because today is all that we really have to work with. Why spend it worrying about tomorrow?

  6. farouk October 27, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    lovely quotes
    thanks for the motivational push
    keep it up

  7. Melusi Kitai December 10, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    I love #3. Making the most of today is something I have to learn. Awesome quotes!!!

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