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If you’ve ever been on a sport’s team or been a part of a team, you know the powerful impact a great coach can have on your success. It’s a great opportunity to be coached by someone who can inspire a team and knows how to get each player or team member to be their best. Quotes from famous coaches or athletes can serve as a source of inspiration. They can encourage or motivate, help increase performance or illustrate a point.

It seems everybody has a favorite quote – one that has helped inspire him or her to do his or her best.  Here are some of our favorites:

“In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.” – Eddie Robinson

“I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing, and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team.” – Lou Holtz

“The strength of the team is each individual member.  The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“You can’t always be the strongest or the most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.” – Pat Summit

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as what he could be, and he will become what he should be.” – Jimmy Johnson

“Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

“The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength, not a lack or knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

So, what’s your favorite coaching quote? Share them below on our comments section or on Twitter @Sell_integrity #integritycoaching.

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