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Gabby Douglas Quotes

Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas

Gabby Douglas quotes: golden reminders from the U.S.A. gymnast.

“Believe – don’t fear – believe.”

“I’d say don’t doubt and trust!  I had to stop with the ‘what ifs.’  If I’m like, ‘What if I don’t make it?  What if…’ – I had to stop with that and just believe.  If you just trust and believe then everything’s going to be okay.  If we doubt and if we fear – then it’s going to happen.”

“It was just insane knowing that I had spent my whole life dreaming about this one specific goal and achieved it.  It took a long time for me to see my own potential.  Finally something clicked and I knew I could be one of the best.  It was a game changer.  But when I came through it, I felt as if I could overcome anything.”

“My message is to never quit, never give up.  When you have a little trouble here and there, just keep fighting.  In the end, it will pay off.”

“Beginnings and endings, endings and beginnings – that’s just the way life goes.  And whether or not we like what happens after we’ve taken a courageous step forward, we can always count on one thing: the next experience will forever change us.”

“Everyone makes mistakes.”

“We can choose a path that leads us into trouble.  It all comes down to our decisions at the end of the day.”

“If we set our minds, we can achieve anything.”

“You can have talent, you can have natural ability, but without that hard work, you can only go so far.”

“So many times in life we’re faced with a choice: when a task becomes super difficult, will we flip out and quit, or will we stay focused and keep fighting?  With strong faith in God and some serious determination, every dream is possible – especially if your momma refuses to let you fly home, fry chicken and give up.”

“For me, when you go through a lot, and you have so many difficulties and people [turn] against you sometimes, it kind of just determines your character.  Are you going to stand, or are you going to crumble?  In the face of everything, still stand.”

“I had a point in my life when I had my ups and downs and six months before the Olympics I wanted to quit because I was at my lowest point and I was homesick and things in the gym were getting really hard for me since I was pressed for time because of the Olympics and I wanted to quit and work at Chick-fil-A or do another sport.  But it was my foundation that kept me on track of saying, ‘Hey, please don’t give up.’  So guys, if you feel defeated?  Keep going.  You don’t want to look back and have regrets.  Just keep pushing through and you guys can do it.”

“Never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it.”

“The most important thing is to believe in yourself and know that you can do it.”

“Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.  You just have to be yourself and go full [force] with confidence and be courageous!”

“Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself.  Keep fighting for your dreams!”

“Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made.”

“Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears… and effort in the gym every day.”

“Sacrifices are not in vain.”

“Even if you have the talent, you still have to push yourself.  I don’t think dreams magically appear, that’s why they’re called dreams.  But if you do want to make that dream a reality, then you have to push yourself.  It takes a lot of hard work, and if you don’t have the focus, then it’s going to be all the harder.  If you have a big dream, it takes all of the above to achieve it: passion, the focus and the effort.”

“If you push through the hard days you can get through anything.”

“No one is going to feel sorry for you, so you have to go out there and be fierce.”

“I love the challenge.  I love to push limits.  I feel like I haven’t reached my full potential yet.”

“I learned from my mom to always keep pushing yourself.”

“The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.”

“I accomplished something big and that’s a memory I will never forget.”

“Everyone was telling me you have this great potential and you can be on top.  I didn’t believe that, but everyone was just telling me to believe in myself.  I did and I’m kind of up on top and it’s amazing.”

“I’ve learned how to stay humble.  I don’t want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game.”

“I had to face a lot coming through this journey: a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges and injuries.”

“I wrote the book Grace, Gold and Glory because I had to overcome many challenges and hardships.  I wanted to tell my story and where I came from and my background, because it was not easy.  I wanted to share my story to let anyone facing hardships know that your dream is still possible.”

“Grace, gold, glory.  Those three little words now have the biggest meaning for me.  Grace: that’s all about how my father’s love, mercy and forgiveness will never (ever) run out.  Gold: yes, that describes the pair of medals I will always feel so privileged to wear, but it’s also the standard we can use in how kindly we treat one another.  Glory: when God shares it with us, there’s only one thing we can do –  give it right back to Him.”

“I Googled ‘Gabby Douglas’ and all these things popped up like ‘Gabby Douglas makes history!’  And ‘She’s the champion!'”

“For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say, ‘Okay, anything is possible.  If Gabby did it, then I can do it too.'”

“I just want to inspire all those people who gave up and said, ‘I quit.’  Never give up!”

“I would love to be remembered as someone who inspired young girls never to give up on their dreams.  I just hope that they’ll become inspired and motivated in their own lives and to think, ‘Okay, if she can do it… then I can do it.  If she can overcome the obstacles that she overcame, then I can overcome this one in my life and I’m going to go after my dream and achieve my goals… and I won’t let anything or anyone stop me.'”

“It’s kind of a win-win situation.  The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”

“You know, God has a plan for me, and I’m going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy.”

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