inspirational quotes

The need for discipline disappears when ...

“The need for discipline disappears when you love what you’re doing.”

~ paraphrasing Tony Gonzalez from a Hall of Fame interview this past week

“Effort takes no talent”

“Effort takes no talent.”

~ Orlando Franklin, former Denver Broncos player

Pursue the things that bring you joy

“My current advice to everyone is this: fall in love with your life. Pursue the things that bring you joy. Let go of things that don’t. Know the difference.”

~ Edie Freedman, Creative Director at O’Reilly Media

Great quotes from NFL head coaches about coaching, teaching, and success

espn.com has a great story titled How it started: First jobs in football for all 32 NFL head coaches. Below are some of my favorites quotes from some of the coaches.

Ron Rivera:

“I was going to make them need me by working as hard as I could,” Rivera said. “I did everything from taking coaches’ cars to get washed and gassed, picking up lunch. I did all the quality control breakdowns. Basically, from the ground up. I learned what it took to be successful. You had to make yourself indispensable, where they had to have you around to help the team.