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Eight Motivational Quotes From Nadia Comaneci and Carl Lewis

Eight Motivational Quotes From Nadia Comaneci and Carl Lewis

Two of the greats, Carl Lewis and Nadia Comaneci, changed the face of the summer Olympic games forever. Carl Lewis is noted as the sole athlete that helped track and field move from its original amateur status in the Olympic games to the professional status, as we know it today. As for Nadia Comaneci, being the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 ever in the history of the Olympic games has raised the bar for all gymnasts after her. Now retired from the Olympics both Carl Lewis and Nadia Comaneci are still very outspoken about their sport and help to promote it. Being Olympic stars and motivation speakers they have become very quotable. Here are eight of my most favourite quotes from each athlete:

Carl Lewis Carl Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds. In his career, which spanned from 1976 to 1996, Carl Lewis has 65 consecutive victories in the long jump, and this is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks. His lifetime accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and being named “Olympian of the Century” by the American sports magazine Sports Illustrated.

“By carrying the torch, you will be bridging cultural and social barriers, and all the boundaries that separate nation from nation,”

“I’m not going to wait for anything else for you all to do, not one thing more,”

“Life is about timing.”

“Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.”

“The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.”

“Unless you can consider some other measures to assure her cooperation, you’re going to be up against a wall,”

“When you’re a part of something that people want you in … that’s what makes it special.”

“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.”

Nadia Comaneci Nadia Comaneci won a total of nine Olympic medals, five of them gold during her Olympic career in gymnastics. At 14 years of age Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast ever to score a Perfect 10. By the time the 1976 Olympics in Montreal ended, Nadia Comaneci had earned seven perfect tens, three gold medals, one bronze, one silver and countless fans. She appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, all in the same week, and then returned home to Romania. Four years later, at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Comaneci earned two more gold medals and two silver. In 1996, Comaneci was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

“Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.”

“I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.”

“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.”

“I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6.”

“I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.”

“I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.”

“One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.”

“You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Leonhardt and Corey Rozon are Ottawa ghost writers. Carl Lewis, motivational speaker has performed many athlete endorsements.

Motivational Life Quotes and Success in Life

Motivational Life Quotes and Success in Life

You have probably noticed the great trend of putting motivational life quotes on the walls of home. It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated and energetic throughout the day. It’s best motivational tool to put life quotations on the strategic places of your house. Using affirmations along with quotes can do wonders into your life.

Motivational Life Quotes and Goals

Decide your long term and short term goals like in next one year I have to buy a new house and in the next two years I have to make ten thousand dollars and so on. Deciding goals is the key to success. Make workable action plan to achieve your goals. Just believe in yourself. Think big and you will get big. Kick out all the negative thoughts from your mind. Think positive and you will get positive results. And whenever you feel down in the way of achieving goals and need motivation to keep yourself striving, Life Quotes are always there to give you instant boost in your energy and motivation.

Survive Through Tough Time

We can’t ignore the fact that today’s life is full of stress. There’s no denying that we all are facing difficult moments. Peoples are being laid off and unemployment level is growing at a very fast rate. From terrorism to natural calamities to global warming, people are literally stressed out of the amount of devastation simply waiting to happen.

And it doesn’t seem like things will get back to normal in near future. It seems as if things will get worst. So what can we do to succeed in this tough time? How can we make ourselves strong and determined to fight tough time? We need to change our thoughts. We need to think big. We need to think positive to survive. Motivational Life Quotes re-write negative thoughts in your mind with positive ones and thus helps you become successful person in today’s tough time.

Success and your thoughts

Success depends on your thoughts and beliefs. What you think you become. Those who are successful person have one thing in common and that is they believe in themselves. They believe that they are worth to get success. If you also do believe in yourself, you can also achieve the same success. Antole France once said, “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” So believe in yourself and don’t let your dreams stay just dreams. Achieve them and get success you deserve. And form a habit of reading Motivational Life Quotes on daily basis to keep yourself full of energy and motivated on the way of success.