Magic Johnson is not only one of the greatest basketball players to step on the hardwood, but his infectious smile, positive attitude, determination and courage show that if you want something bad enough and put your mind to it anything is possible.
We hope you enjoy these inspirational and motivational Magic Johnson quotes. Please share your favorite Magic Johnson quotes in the comments below.
You don’t have to be Magic to be special. You’re already special, you’re you
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
I’m a big believer in dreaming. If you don’t dream it, you can’t become it.
I’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.
When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone.
I never think that there’s something I can’t do, whether it’s beating my opponent one on one or practicing another hour because something about my game is just not right.
To me, everything is wonderful. Life is wonderful.
Life doesn’t stop because something happens to you.
Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you could’ve had.
Vince Lombardi is considered one of the greatest football coaches in the history of the game. He won 2 Super Bowls as the coach of the Green Bay Packers and the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor. Lombardi is also recognized for his inspirational and motivational quotes and speeches that are often cited by other coaches and speakers that apply both on and off the football field. Just in time for the Super Bowl this year, here are our top 10 inspirational Vince Lombardi quotes. Continue reading »
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Coach John Wooden was not only known as the most successful college basketball coach but also well known for his inspirational and motivational quotes and simple life lessons. On what would have been his 102 birthday, here are our top 10 favorite inspirational and motivational John Wooden quotes. Continue reading »
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With the Olympic Games in full swing, it’s tough not to get caught up in the excitement of your country winning and the camaraderie of all of the athletes coming together to culminate years of hard work and dedication. So, who better to motivate and inspire than some of the greatest Olympians of all time. Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes by them. Please feel free to share yours. Continue reading »
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
This amazing video shows the inspiring transformation of Arthur Boorman, a veteran of the Gulf War who had been disabled for 15 years. He was told by doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own again. But did that stop him from trying? No. Arthur fell many times but never gave up and he proved the doctors wrong. He shows us all, that through hard work and determination, we can accomplish anything we put our minds to.
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Caine Monroy is an inspiration! He had a dream to create this incredibly creative arcade built out of cardboard boxes he found in his Dad’s warehouse. He spent months building the games by hand in hopes that one day he would have a lot of customers to enjoy the games.
As luck would have it, his first customer was Nirvan Mullick, a filmmaker looking for a door handle for his car. Impressed by what he saw, Nirvan decided to organize a flash mob to get customers to the arcade, which he documented and made into this short film. Nirvan also helped set up a scholarship fund for Caine with the hope of raising $25,000 for his college fund. You can donate at Caine’s Arcade website.
As Caine and his Dad drove home from the arcade after the flash mob, Caine said to his Dad. “This was the best day of my whole life.”
Update to this story:
As of April 17, 2012 not only has Caine’s scholarship fund raised over $170,000, but The Goldhirsh Foundation has pledged to match the donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000. The money from Goldhirsch will go towards the Caine’s Arcade Foundation, which was set up to help other creative kids reach their dreams.
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Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. In honor of his birthday birthday here are our top 10 Dr. Seuss quotes.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
Today I read a news headline that the first authorized Steve Jobs biography will be published in early 2012. It reminded me of the famous Stanford commencement address he gave in 2005. There are many inspirational quotes in this speech but the one that has stuck with me, since I first heard it several years ago, is this one:
An American businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone call from the office the first morning, he walked out to the pier to clear his head. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked, and inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.
“How long did it take you to catch them?” the American asked.
“Only a little while,” the Mexican replied in surprisingly good English.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The American then asked.
“I have enough to support my family and give a few to friends,” the Mexican said as he unloaded them into a basket.