Saturday, September 8, 2012


"You are nothing unless it comes from your heart. Passion, caring, really looking to create excellence. If you perform functions only and go to work only to do processes, then you are effectively retired. And it scares me-most people I see, by age 28, are retired. If you go to work only to fulfill the processes and functions, then you are a machine. You have to bring passion, commitment and caring-that's what makes you a human being." -Horst Schulze, Former President of Ritz-Carlton

"To be successful, a man must exert an effective influence upon his brothers and upon his associates, and the degree in which he accomplishes this depends on the personality of the man. The incandescence of which he is capable. The flame of the fire that burns inside him. The magnetism which draws the hearts of men to him." -Vince Lombardi

"It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you've wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane." -Charles Lindbergh

“Winning is the ultimate prize and it takes hard work to achieve it. But it’s hard to win without having a passion for the game. You need that passion to make you play harder in the fourth quarter, when you’re dead tired. You need that passion on fourth-and-1 from the goal line. You need that passion to workout in the off-season, when you’d rather be playing with your kids.” –Emmitt Smith

"It is easy to fly into a passion--anybody can do that--but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time with the right object and in the right way--that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it." -Aristotle

"The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders...people who not only have enormous amounts of energy, but who can energize those whom they lead." –Jack Welch

“A coach must live his passion. He must breathe it. Above all, he must conduct himself accordingly, not only on the football field but in every aspect of life. He must be the living image of what each of his players aspires to become. Only then will he have a chance of transferring that motivation to his men. Motivation is not restricted to the 11 autumn Saturdays when the team plays games.” –Bo Schembechler

“Whatever you do, do it passionately. Failure is an event, not a person, Every obstacle presents an opportunity...if you’re looking for it.” -Jim Tressel
“I’ve always believed that anything you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon, must, absolutely must, come to pass.” -Skip Bertman

“Some guys play with their heads . That’s okay. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more important, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.” –Vince Lombardi

 “When I first got into coaching, a veteran coach told me, ‘If you can do without this profession, do so. You and your family will be much happier.’ Obviously, I can’t do without it because I can’t imagine doing anything else professionally.” -Brian Billick

"I think that there is one really fundamental military truth.  And that's that you can add up the correlation of forces, you can look at the number of tanks, you can look at the number of airplanes, you can look at all these factors of military might and put them together.  But unless the soldier on the ground, or the airman in the air, has the will to win, has the strength of character to go into battle, believes that his cause is just, and has the support of his country...all the rest of that stuff is irrelevant." -General Norman Schwarzkopf

“My wife has a question she’s asked me every year for 10 years. And she always words it the same: ‘Explain to me why you must continue to do this, because the time you’re happy are so few.’ She has no concept.” –Bill Parcells

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” -Charlie Parker

"The most important thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else - it has to be yours." -Peggy Flemming