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Ronda Rousey Quotes

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Ronda Rousey quotes: destroyer of elbow joints, the girl who put women’s MMA on the map, actress… and now, pro wrestler… these are Rowdy Ronda’s realest quotes.

“If you work hard, the fight’s easy.  If you don’t work hard, then the fight’s hard.”

“To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do.  Don’t stand still, leap forward.”

“How you feel is entirely in your mind.  Your mind has nothing to do with your environment.  It has nothing to do with anyone around you.  It is entirely your decision.  Making a change in your life is as easy as making a decision and acting on it.  That’s it.”

“Everyone wants to win.  But to truly succeed – whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life – you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.”

“The kind of hope I’m talking about is the belief that something good will come.  That everything you’re going through and everything you’ve gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations.  The kind of hope I’m talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.”

“Don’t doubt, don’t stop.  The only two things that can stop you is to stop working and start doubting.”

“If you’re unwilling to leave someplace you’ve outgrown, you will never reach your full potential.”

“No one is ever going to give you anything of value.  You have to work for it, sweat for it, fight for it.  But there is far greater value in accomplishments you earn than in accolades that are merely given to you.  When you earn something, you never have to worry about justifying that you truly deserve it.”

“A loss leads to victory, being fired leads to a dream job.  I find comfort in believing that good things can grow out of tragedy.”

“The knowledge that everything good can be taken away at any second is what makes me work so hard.”

“You have to fight because you can’t count on anyone else fighting for you.  And you have to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves.  To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it.”

“You have to have fear in order to have courage.”

“My one fear is failure and that’s one fear I have to face all the time.  But not scared enough to stop trying.  Yes, it’s uncomfortable to be scared but I’m finally comfortable being uncomfortable.”

“Once you’ve conquered the worst things that could happen, there is no need to fear the unknown.  You are fearless.”

“Fear of failure is always a driver but the thirst for more is a good one too.  So I think you need a little bit of both.”

“Everything in the world is information.  The information you choose to acknowledge and the information you choose to ignore is up to you.  You can let outside factors beyond your control throw off your focus.  You can let aching muscles hold you back.  You can let silence make you feel uncomfortable.  By choosing to focus only on the information that is necessary, you can tune out every distraction, and achieve far more.”

“Most people focus on the wrong thing.  They focus on the result, not the process.  The process is the sacrifice; it’s all the hard parts – the sweat, the pain, the tears, the losses.  You make the sacrifices anyway.  You learn to enjoy them, or at least embrace them.  In the end, it is the sacrifices that must fulfill you.”

“If you can’t dream big, ridiculous dreams, what’s the point in dreaming at all?”

“Confidence is the number one thing I find attractive.”

“Life is a fight from the minute you take your first breath to the moment you exhale your last.”

“The confusing thing is we now live in a society where it’s not illegal to be an asshole, but it’s illegal to slap one.”

“It’s your purpose to leave the world better than how you found it.”

“Everything happens for a reason… even if you don’t know it.”

“I get asked that a lot and I always go back to my mom’s, ‘No one has the right to beat you.’  I take that to every venue that I’m in.  She would say, ‘Someone has to be the best in the world, why not you?’  I always try to keep that in mind.”

“One of my mom’s best lines is, ‘You’re not training to be the best in the world, you’re training to be the best in the world on your worst day.'”

“Do I ever get tired of being the first female everything?  Not really, I just happened to be in a position where the job that I wanted was not really there for me.  I had to create an opportunity instead of waiting for an opportunity.”

“I want to be a perfect fighter, and that’s one of those unattainable goals because you will never be perfect.  But I can always be closer to perfect.”

“To be a fighter, you have to be passionate.  I have so much passion, it’s hard to hold it all in.  That passion escapes as tears from my eyes, sweat from my pores, blood from my veins.”

“It is not about just winning the round.  It is not just about winning the fight.  It is about winning every single second of your life.”

“I’m the most dangerous unarmed women in the world, I’ve prepared my entire life to be that way.”

“Sports are a metaphor for life.”

“I did what sports were supposed to be like, and I was living in my car.  So you know what, fine.  I’m gonna talk a bunch of sh*t.  I’m gonna pose in a couple of pictures.  And I’m gonna break a couple of girl’s arms, and I’m not gonna feel the least bit sorry about it because you know what?  At least I can feed my dog.”

“I don’t want little girls to have the same ambitions as me.  But I want them to know that it’s okay to be ambitious.”

“That’s why I love fighting, because I get to have a big battle every couple months to make up for the little battles I have to forfeit every day.”

“That I happened to fall into a career that no other girls wanted isn’t surprising to me.  I wanted something that didn’t exist, so I had to create it.”

“Whenever people call me the first female this or that, it doesn’t make it more special because no one in front of me wanted the same job.  I’ve always wanted weird stuff and enjoyed things differently than other girls.”

“Strong and healthy is the new sexy.”

“Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think, ‘How dare you assume I should think less of myself.'”

“You call me arrogant?  I say it’s an accurate self-assessment because I work my ass off to be as good as I am at what I do and I’m proud of myself.”

“One of the greatest days of my life was when I came to understand that other people’s approval and my happiness were not related.”

“I had a certificate that said, ‘Doctor of Mixology, Harvard University,’ that I actually got from Harvard University.  A friend of mine was a research assistant over there and it was one of those student or university perks and she brought me in on that.  So I am a doctorate from Harvard and it only took me one afternoon.”

“There is nothing in my life that I would go back and change, even the darkest moments.  All the successes and greatest joys in my life are a result of the absolute worst things.  Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise.”

“I’m the champion for a reason.”

“I’m living such a lucky and blessed life and I’m trying my best to deserve it.”

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