"As I sit here now, when I take off my shoes and I look down at my scar, I see beauty in it. I see all the hard work, all the sacrifices. I see the journey that it took to get back to this point of being healthy. And I see beauty in the struggle. That's what makes it beautiful." "I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill. 'We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it." "I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perservance. No excuses." -Kobe Bryant
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." "Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too." "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figyre out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." -Michael Jordan
"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back." "Never compromise on who you are. You are born with the capacity to achieve greatness if you so desire. Learning to say no is a critical element to accessing that greatness. Your choices will define you; so make them the right ones." "When you do good, you get good! Fulfilment comes from serving others, not just hustling to serve yourslef. On the path to success, there is always going to be an opportinity to help someone else be successful too. Take that opportunity, and be the kind of person who makes a difference in the lives of others." -Denzel Washington
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