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Pete Carroll quotes: wisdom on winning by Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll.

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out.  Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.”

“I’m talking about: are we competing today, every minute, in everything we do in practice?  Are we letting loose and daring to be great here and now?  And can we sustain that?  And repeat it?  Trophies are great, but we’re trying to win forever.”

“It isn’t about the words you say; it’s about the energetic message you send.”

“Think of your favorite teacher you ever had in school: the one who made it the most fun to go to class.  They surprise you.  They keep you guessing.  They keep you coming back, wanting to know what’s going to happen next.”

“If you want to be great, do it.  There’s nothing holding you back.  It’s all in your control.”

“I wanted to find out if we went to the NFL and really took care of guys, really cared about each and every individual, what would happen?”

“Russell Wilson has got a tremendous competitive mindset and it stems from the confidence that he feels based on the preparation that he puts in.”

“You will find a way to make your message fresher.  You’ll find a way to make your connections in a way that will continue to inspire and direct and motivate.  That’s what I’m banking on.”

“I read a lot of different stuff, but I’m always looking for inspiration.”

“Once you’re a football player, you’re a football player for life.  You always think of yourself in terms of that.  We all do.  It’s hard to get rid of when you can’t play anymore.”

“And sure, there’s a universe where I made a bonehead call that blew the Super Bowl.  But that’s not my universe.”

“The how-to is all about day in, day out, finding a way to feed the monster – the drive that lives inside.”

“My mom was really cool.  She’s the one that gave me the mentality about believing in myself and trusting it, that I was always gonna be okay, and that I could do things in a special way.  She just pumped me up, you know?”

“People make mistakes all the time.  We learn and grow.  If there’s patience and love, and you care for people, you can work them through it, and they can find their greatest heights.”

“I can’t ask the offense to score slower.”

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, so you can’t put anything above that.  But it wouldn’t matter who you had here if you didn’t have the right mental attitude and work ethic.  You need all those elements to come together to do something like we are doing.”

“I always think something good is about to happen.”

“It’s about being the very best you can be.  Nothing else matters as long as you’re working and striving to be your best.  Always compete.  It’s truly that simple.  Find the way to do your best.  Compete in everything you do.”

“Stay hungry, remain humble, and get better today.”

“I’ve learned that possibly the greatest detractor from high performance is fear: fear that you are not prepared, fear that you are in over your head, fear that you are not worthy, and ultimately, fear of failure.  If you can eliminate that fear – not through arrogance or just wishing difficulties away, but through hard work and preparation – you will put yourself in an incredibly powerful position to take on the challenges you face.”

“The only competition that matters is the one that takes place within yourself.”

“We live in a world that needs entertainment.  And that entertainment has to be provided by men who sweat and bleed.”

“Of course we want to win every game, but winning forever is more about realizing your potential and making yourself as good as you can be.  Realizing that is a tremendous accomplishment, whether it’s in football or in life.”

“If you create a vision for yourself, and stick with it, you can make amazing things happen in your life.”

“We’re not going to do anything different for this game since we’re not treating this game any different than another game.  Every game is a championship game for us, so we’ll treat this one, the last one, and the next one exactly the same.  And that goes for our practices leading up to it as well.”

“Winning forever is not about the final score; it’s about competing and striving to be the best.  If you are in this pursuit, then you’re already winning.”

“It’s about us getting ready to play.  It’s not about the other team.  We’ll beat ourselves before they beat us.  That’s always our approach.”

“It comes down to taking care of the people in your program and making them the best they can be – not giving up on them and never failing to be there for them.”

“It’s simple, really: be great right now so that you can be great later on.”

“That’s the interesting thing about the philosophy: to accomplish the grand, you have to focus on the small.  To exist in the eternal perspective, you have to live in the moment.”

“The thing that always strikes me is how much power one person has.  Everybody has so much power to help and to change if they just exercise it and get after it.”

“If you want to win forever, you’ve got to always compete.”

“I really admire the job that not just coach Belichick has done but that Robert Kraft and his family have done, and the decisions that they made to let Bill do what he’s capable of doing.  I think it’s a great illustration of a way to structure an NFL organization when you let the coach really run the thing.”

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