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Philip Rivers Quotes

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Philip Rivers quotes: perspective and life lessons from the QB.

“What are you passionate about? What fires you up? What gets you excited about life? Life is too short to just go through the motions. Discover your passion, if you haven’t already, and do it to the best of your ability.”

“What is valuable to you? Avoid regret that comes with chance. Identify what is valuable to you, then prepare and plan to protect it.”

“Life is too short to just go through the motions.”

“In our prayer, in our habits, in our relationships, in our profession. It is applicable to everything. Nunc Coepi. ‘Now I begin.’ Whether you made a bad grade or didn’t do so well on a project. You must begin again. When I have a bad play or a good play, whether I throw a touchdown or an interception, I must begin again. Nunc Coepi. You now begin. But this is ongoing. You begin again, and again and again. You never give up. Nunc Coepi.”

“Don’t worry. What good is anxiety about the future? Does it bring you anything but trouble upon trouble? It is foolish and useless to be either grieved or happy about future things which perhaps may never happen. But it is human to be deluded by such imaginations, and the sign of a weak soul to be led on by suggestions of the enemy. For he does not care whether he consumes you by love of the present or fear of the future. Let not your heart be troubled or be afraid. Don’t worry.”

“I was once told, that if we all could see everyone else’s problems, threw them in a big pile, we would probably want to just keep ours. Throughout the struggling seasons, we have much to be thankful for.”

“There’s a fine line between being careful and careless.”

“You have to give yourself a chance.”

“Don’t get bored with little things—little completions here and there. They are all valuable, because I know that’s a trap to fall into. You start feeling pretty good… and you’ve got to reel yourself in and hone in on the details.”

“You prepare. You study. You’ve got to be ready for anything.”

“We know there are a lot of ups and downs. I knew as long as I stayed focused on my priorities, I would be ready for life’s ups and downs.”

“I’m trying to not get too caught up in what I can’t control. We can only control what we can control.”

“Time can make things better.”

“I grew up on the game. I’ve been calling plays in the huddle since I was seven. I’m getting better every day. I’ve already developed trust in my teammates—as a player and as a person. I consider myself a leader.”

“I take the role of leadership as the most important job I have. Yes, it’s the passes and all the different things you have to do, but it’s leading and it’s in the huddle and it’s in the weight room and the meeting rooms. It’s that role I think comes first.”

“Intimidation and a mandate to ‘toughen up’ those around you may look like it is working for a short period of time, but that type of fear and dysfunction cannot usually produce sustained positive outcomes. A man may work hard to avoid punishment, but will work even harder to avoid seeing disappointment in the eyes of another man that he knows cares about him and the common goals you have been working for. This is the heart of the leader; the certainty that no matter what happens, his hand will reach out to help you up and pat you on the back while he says once more, ‘Now I begin.'”

“I have the responsibility to work hard and get ready so we can take this team where we need to go. I consider myself a leader of this football team, along with a lot of other guys. It’s time for me to step up and take control. That’s what I’ve always been used to. I’m excited about the opportunity.”

“I’m my own worst critic. I’ve made mistakes in areas that I need to improve.”

“Any time you’re playing a Peyton Manning-led football team, there’s a challenge, but that’s what you dream about growing up as a kid. I always believe: why wouldn’t you want to play the best?”

“I play with the same energy, passion and fire that I played with as a 10-year-old in north Alabama, and I’ll continue to play that way.”

“Cool under pressure can be misinterpreted. I’m fired up, but in my mind, I’m calm.”

“I don’t like to sit still. I love to compete.”

“My faith, my family and this football is more than I could ever imagine as an eight-year-old little boy. I’m out there having as good a time as I did in the backyard since I was five-years-old.”

“I go to work. That’s what we’re built to do. I know it’s work and it’s play, but it’s my job and I love doing it.”

“I know what I’m about.”

“My faith has always been very important to me.”

“Faith, family and football is how I prioritize my life. And they all go together, but they go in that order.”

“When I went to college is really when it became my own. I had to get up out of that dorm room and go to church, go to mass on Sunday. That’s when I took ownership of my faith.”

“My big, growing family keeps everything balanced and grounded.”

“When you’re present, be present the best you can. Like I said, we all fail. But I think from a dad standpoint, children want our time. Sometimes it might just be five minutes, and sometimes it can be a lot more, but I think they want our time and to be engaged with them and present.”

“I think it’s a challenge, and I’m by no means perfect at it, nor is anybody, but I think what I would always tell other dads is to try to be present. Just try to be there.”

“All the valuable lessons I learned from my dad, little questions to big, and that’s what I want my children to do.”

“Discover your passion and do it to the best of your ability.”

“I can make two guarantees to you today. First, your time on earth will end. Second, you will be remembered for something. How do you want to be remembered? Answer that question now while your best years are still ahead of you. I’ve shared with you about my priorities. What are your priorities? On what foundation will you build your future? What is your passion? What fires you up? What will you protect? How will you be remembered? You are on the brink of your greatest challenges yet. Don’t take that step without a firm commitment to your priorities. Nunc Coepi.”

“Do your best, and let God do the rest. That’s all any of us can do.”

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