True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
– Mia Hamm
I love watching gymnastics, swimming, and track and field.
I could just have chips and salsa for dinner every day.
I hope all you young girls see yourself up there… we were just like you.
It is not sacrifice if you love what you’re doing.
You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.
If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.
Success breeds success.
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.
I am happy that the young girls have a lot more choices these days and an opportunity to feel better about themselves.
You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.
Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.
Follow your heart and make it your decision.
I don’t like to play rough, but I will if I have to.
I could sit there and eat pasta all day long and not worry about it when I was younger, and now I really have to focus on making sure I set a good example for my kids.
Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be fun.
Golf is social. It brings a lot of people together.
Soccer isn’t very social. Plus, if you don’t like someone on the other team, you can do something about it.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.
The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Chicken, brown rice, and veggies is a great healthy dinner option. It’s full of whole grains and protein, and will keep you full for a long time.
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.