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Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

Eliud KipchogeEliud Kipchoge quotes: the sub-two-hour marathoner’s most shared quotes.

“No human is limited.”

“Live with passion.  Stop living someone else’s dream and pursue what you’re passionate about.  When you do, you will beam with passion.”

“Passion is a choice.  You need to choose to be great.  It’s not a chance, it’s a choice.”

“It’s easier said than done but living your passion is the best choice you can make in life.  I equate being passionate with being great.  When you’re doing what you love, you feel great and you’re doing meaningful work that will make a true impact in the world.”

“Sometimes, all it takes is a little adjustment to face the obstacles in life.”

“In any profession, you should think positively.  That’s the driver of your mind.  If your mind is really thinking positive then you are on the right track.  Pleasure in what you’re doing puts perfection in your work.”

“I’m confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key.  I’m strict about my work goals and training.  When I miss one workout session, it’s like missing a discussion with your classmates, where six people are discussing a subject.  If I miss one training, then I will not sleep well.”

“If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you.”

“To win is not important.  To be successful is not even important.  How to plan and prepare is crucial.  When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way.  Then winning can come on your way.”

“Be consistent.  The law of consistency says you should get motivated.  Motivation makes you move.  Motivation makes you to go forward.”

“Self-discipline starts with you.  It’s no other person.  It starts with you.  Start to examine yourself.  Self-discipline is doing what’s right instead of doing what you feel like doing.  That’s the meaning of self-discipline.”

“After accommodating self-discipline in your mind, self-discipline can help you to actually get three things.  It can save your feelings.  Get you back on the course when you try to think otherwise, self-discipline can help [you] easily come back and think positively.  It helps you do the right thing in the moment for long-term benefits.”

“Don’t make excuses.  When you have decided to do something, do it.  No excuses.  Then you are self-disciplined.”

“Make discipline your lifestyle.  Discipline is not a one-time event.  Self-discipline is like building your muscle.  It’s like going to the gym.  You can not go to the gym today and build your muscle.  You should get a program and go slowly by slowly.  That’s the way to build your muscle and that’s the way you can have discipline.”

“When you bring motivation and discipline together, then you can be consistent.  When you combine it all together, they say if you want to grow, consistency is the key.  I’m confident in saying that consistency is key if you want to grow in a new profession.  Be it sport.  Be it law.  Be it all sorts of professions.  If you are not consistent, you can not go anywhere.  Consistency makes you [able] to grow.”

“There is a sign in one of the nicer schools in Canada.  It says the best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago.  That was the best time to plant a tree.  The second-best time is today.  Plant the tree of self-discipline.”

“Only the disciplined ones in life are free.  If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.”

“With a strong heart and a good mind, you can do it.”

“Everyone can step out of their door and think positively.”

“I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: work hard.  If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts.  If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free.”

“Accept change.  I know it is not really comfortable to adopt change but change in life of a human being or life of any profession is really important.  But change can not be forced.”

“Become comfortable with being uncomfortable.  Accept change.”

“This world is full of development and development comes with technology.”

“A group of passionate people working toward a singular goal can move mountains.”

“In life, the idea is to be happy.  So, I believe in calm, simple, low-profile life.  You live simple, you train hard and live an honest life.  Then you are free.”

“I don’t have regrets.  In any sport, the feeling of regret is a sign of indiscipline.”

“Marathon is life.  And life is where you progress.”

“Firstly, understand that you need great people around you to help you achieve great things.  Secondly, make sure you value your team and give them full credit where credit is due.”

“I am here because of teamwork.  I am here because sport is a mutual interest.  I am here to talk about my success because I am really about teamwork.  Teamwork actually helps a lot.  Remember in sport, what you have is [a] Hero’s Formula.  If you are a hero, then you have a formula and that says 100% of myself is nothing compared to 1% of the whole team.  And vice versa.  One percent of the teams is nothing compared to 100% of myself.  And that’s the meaning of teamwork.”

“These roads are best ran together.”

“If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”

“I have been putting my heart and mind to run under two hours for a marathon and make history.  This would really surpass everything because this will go in the history as far as the human family is concerned, it is not about recognition or ratification but to make history and to pass on a message that no human is limited.  Running the fastest-ever marathon was the proudest moment of my career.”

“Personally, I believe in what I am doing.  To run a big marathon and win, it takes five months.  When I am on the starting line, my mind starts to think of what I have been doing for the last five months.  I believe in my training.  I treat myself as the best one on that line because my mind is telling me that I am the best and I believe in what I am doing in the last five months.  I can run free.  I can run free and that’s what actually has helped me to be successful.”

“I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there.”

“The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves.  I took a challenge to run that fast.  It consumes a lot of energy, especially mentally.  But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”

“Live life the simple way.  Focus on one or two main things to become great at, and you will feel much more in control and satisfied with life.  Commit to it today.”

“I believe no human is limited in their ability and that we all have unfulfilled potential we can unlock if we dare.”

“When you smile and you’re happy, you can trigger the mind.”

“Nothing is stronger than a peaceful mind.”

“I am here to inspire everyone that it can be done.”

“Believe in the impossible.”

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