Thursday’s Quotes of the Day

Don’t let other people tell you what you want.” ~Pat Riley

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” ~Pat Riley

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.” ~Pat Riley

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” ~Pat Riley

I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one.” ~Mike Krzyewski

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.” ~Mike Krzyewski (This one fascinates me so much, I’m going to have to think about it for awhile.)

Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” ~John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~John Wooden

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” ~John Wooden

I learned from my mom and dad, who didn’t have a formal education but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do.” ~Dick Vitale

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.” ~Jimmy Valvano

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jimmy Valvano

To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. ~Jimmy Valvano

“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” ~Jimmy Valvano

Hope your team makes you proud – unless, of course they happen to be playing my beloved UK Wildcats. If that’s the case, I rather hope they make you humble. Sorry, I bleed blue and lose my manners this time of year. I’ll be nice again in a few weeks. I promise.

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