Rather than going through a commercial banking training program, at the first bank I ever worked in, I was the chairman. And it was my own money, so we loaned it out like it was my own money.
– Gerald J. Ford
I’m always open to suggestions. I’m open to opportunities. Whether I take them or not, I don’t know. And I would only take them if I weren’t training, if I didn’t have a fight scheduled. I really want to keep my focus on fighting. That’s where all these doors are opening up from anyways. I don’t want to lose sight of that. I love fighting.
– Holly Holm
The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me – either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.
– Joshua Waitzkin
But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I’m so experienced in training – I’m actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.
– Jean-Claude Van Damme
What is so weird is that young people who want to be ‘celebrities’ do not want to put in the hard work. They don’t want to do the training, go to drama school, read Shakespeare, try different accents and study technique. They just want to be famous. It is not just in England; it’s the same in America and all over Europe.
– Joan Collins
A lot of the motivation for doing the ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’ on SNL was because I had just finished shooting ‘Inception,’ where there were zero-gravity scenes and I got into really good shape and was training and did all these stunts. Coming off of that, that instilled me with the confidence to do ‘Make ‘Em Laugh.’
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Winning the Olympics was an amazing feeling, but afterwards, it was a bit like, ‘What do I do now?’ So I lost a bit of motivation going back into training and competitions; I had so much pressure on me. I kept thinking, ‘I’m the Olympic champion. I can’t lose’ – being only 19 and having to deal with all that pressure.
– Jade Jones
Just as there are moments when the words flow and it feels like the easiest job in the world, there are many more when I think I have nothing to say, and my journalism training taught me that writing is a job, that you write whether you are inspired or not, and that the only way to unlock creativity is to write through it.
– Jane Green