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Michael Phelps Quotes

Phelps Success Quotes

Michael Phelps quotes: success sayings from Olympic gold medal getter, Mr. Michael Phelps.

“When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel, once i finally reach my goal.”

“I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do.”

“Swimming is normal for me.  I’m relaxed.  I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings.  It’s my home.”

“The more you dream, the more you achieve.”

“It doesn’t matter what else is going on.  When you walk into your arena or you – whatever you excel at.  You’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.”

“You can’t put a limit on anything.”

“I won’t predict anything historic.  But nothing is impossible.”

“Things won’t go perfect.  It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.”

“I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.”

“Records are always made to be broken no matter what they are.  Anybody can do anything that they set their mind to.”

“I don’t like to be second in anything.”

“Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage – those things are real.  The desire for redemption drives you.”

“If you say ‘can’t’ you’re restricting what you can do or will ever do.”

“The one thing that’s common to all successful people?  They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.”

“People say to me, ‘You’re so lucky.  You get to see the world.’  But I don’t.  I go to the hotel and the pools and back again.  That’s it.”

“There are always going to be obstacles that come in your way, stay positive.”

“So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done.  But all it takes is imagination.  You dream.  You plan.  You reach.  There will be obstacles.  There will be doubters.  There will be mistakes.  But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

“I found something I loved… and never gave up.”

“Swimming is more than a once-every-four-years sport.  My goal is to bring attention to swimming – to give it some personality.”

“If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends.  It would drive me crazy.”

“If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment.  But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal… so if I get one I’m going to be happy.”

“You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”

“I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me.  It doesn’t matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after goals with everything you’ve got.”

“And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.”

“I feel most at home in the water.  I disappear.  That’s where I belong.”

“I think with practice, you can be whatever you want to be, and with a goal, you can go in any direction that you want to go in.”

“I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it.  And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life.”

“I can only control my own performance.  If I do my best, then I can feel good at the end of the day.”

“I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.”

“I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’  I don’t want to look back and say, ‘I should have done this or that.’  I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.”

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.”

“I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show.”

“I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up.  It helps me stay focused.”

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.  I think your mind really controls everything.”

“I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history.  To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me.  There’s no better time to try this than now.”

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