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Simone Biles Quotes

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Simone Biles quotes: lessons from the multi-millionaire gymnast.

“I would say to always follow your dream.  And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here.  So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.”

“Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful.  You have to choose to do it.”

“I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”

“You make your own luck.  You make it in training.”

“Practice creates confidence.  Confidence empowers you.”

“Everything is possible at any one competition.”

“We all have skills.  We can push ourselves further.  We always have more to give.”

“You don’t have to be serious all the time to do a good job.”

“If I disappoint someone, it’s their loss for putting that expectation on me when they don’t know me.  I can’t control what they want.”

“I tune it all out because if I let other people’s stress get to me, then I stress myself out more than I need to.”

“I take things one step at a time.”

“You can’t get too caught up in yourself.”

“I don’t fear what will happen.”

“If you ever have a mistake, you try to just kind of forget about it because if you carry that with you for the rest of the routine, then the rest of your routine might not go as planned.  So you just kind of shake it off, and you just continue.”

“I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake.  I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over.”

“The unexpected is usually what brings the unbelievable.”

“The same thing that’s true in gymnastics is also true in life: you can’t go back.  The best you can do is forgive yourself, take a deep breath, and get to work on the next challenge.”

“I would hope I would inspire kids everywhere to know that you can do anything you put your mind to… that I can inspire little kids to know that you can be short or tall, and your body type doesn’t matter because you can do anything.”

“I wanted every child, regardless of race, to be able to look at my Worlds win and say, ‘I can dream big too.’  I wanted them to know that following your dreams – not just in gymnastics, but in everything – shouldn’t have anything to do with the color of your skin.  It should only be about finding the discipline and the courage to do the hard work.”

“You don’t have to be a robot all the time, and you don’t always have to seem happy out there.  It also shows kids that it’s okay, if you’re enjoying the moment, to smile, to be happy.  If you’re not having a good time, it’s okay – you don’t have to hide that from people.”

“If you’re having fun, that’s when the best memories are built.”

“Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you – except for when it came to hide and seek: that’s the only advantage I ever had!  I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.”

“For me, I don’t think about size – I focus more on being powerful and confident.  I feel like I’m small and mighty and pack a powerful punch.”

“I started gymnastics when I was six years old.  I was at day care, and they took us on a field trip to a gym club – Bannon’s Gymnastix in Houston – and that’s how I got started.”

“It was a very long and hard decision.  My dad kept telling me, ‘You can always go to college, but you can’t always go pro.’  That made sense to me.”

“I didn’t get the high school opportunity, but it always worked out.  I was missing out on public school and going to the football games, prom, homecomings.  But I’ve been to three World Championships, so I think it’s like a win-win.”

“I would be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I wish I could go to prom.’  But then I think, ‘You know what?  A lot of people can’t say they’ve ever done what I do – they’ll never have this opportunity.'”

“A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100% into whatever I’m doing.  It’s not always winning.  People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning.  Sometimes it could be, but for me, it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, and having a good time and having fun.”

“I think I’m teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone cold brick.”

“I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I’m competing against myself to prove that I can do this and that I am very well trained, [very well] prepared for it.”

“If they said, ‘Do five pull-ups,’ I would always want to do ten.”

“I hold myself to a certain standard and expectation.  I trained this hard to go out and try to do my best in competition.”

“Most people would focus on concentrating more, and I can’t do that.  It almost makes me overthink a lot of my things.  I have to focus on not thinking.”

“I’m always trying to push myself to the limit to see what I can do.  It’s my strong will that I’ve always had since I was a kid.”

“My mom always told me, ‘Don’t ever compete against someone else, Simone.  You don’t go out there to beat another person.  You go out there to do your very best.  And if your very best means that you win that competition, that’s the way it should be.  If your very best means that you come in third or fourth, that’s fine too.  As long as you did your best.  You don’t go out there grudgingly and think oh, I need to beat the person.  No, no, no.  You go out there and be the best Simone you can be.  And whatever that outcome is, we’ll take it.'”

“For me to compete at the highest level, training and living a healthy lifestyle is an everyday focus for me.”

“There are goals that I have, and then I dream of it, and then I make it a reality.  If I could crawl out of my skin and see it, it would be really amazing.”

“I just keep surprising myself, I guess.”

“To go out there and prove what I can do has taught me a lot about who I am.  I took a lot of risks and I did things that terrified me.  It made me realize who I was as a person.”

“I guess I loved the freedom of the sport.  There was no right or wrongs that you could do.  You didn’t have to have one particular body type.  You made everything mold into what you were born with.  I think God gives every individual something special and mine was talent.  So to never take it for granted, which my dad always told me, ‘Don’t waste God’s gift that hee gave you.’  Because it’s like it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.  One day I’ll be too old to do gymnastics.  So for now I have to use it to the best of my ability.”

“Stay healthy, have fun with it, and embrace all the moments.  Because anything can happen.”

“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps.  I’m the first Simone Biles.”

“I have everything I need, so there are no blanks left unfilled.”

“I’m not a celebrity.  I’m just the same Simone.  I just have two Olympic Gold medals now.”

“At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day.”

“At some point, I’ll have to go get a real job.”

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