The Word: Confidence

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"My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win . . . channel your energy. Focus." – Carl Lewis9-time Olympic gold medalist, 4-time World Athlete of the Year

"The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor, and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting."– Hank AaronHolds all-time MLB record for home runs [755]

"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in." – Ian Thorpe 5-time Olympic gold medalist

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"My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win . . . channel your energy. Focus."
– Carl Lewis
9-time Olympic gold medalist, 4-time World Athlete of the Year

"The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor, and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting."
– Hank Aaron
Holds all-time MLB record for home runs [755]

"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in."
– Ian Thorpe
5-time Olympic gold medalist

"Confidence is the most important single factor in this game. And no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work."
– Jack Nicklaus
Named "Golfer of the Century," winner of more major championships (18) than any other golfer

"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet."
– Nadia Comaneci
9-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics


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