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Set for Success: 11 Inspirational Quotes from Top Athletes

Make this your best year yet with advice and motivation from these world-class athletes.

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What's your game plan?

We all start the year with fresh energy and determination to uncover our best selves. But come February, most of us have already run out of willpower and gone back to our tried-and-true ways.

Maybe you didn’t have a solid strategy for success to begin with. Maybe you’re just human. Oftentimes, however, all it takes is a little tickle of your motivation bone.

Whether you’re struggling to stick to healthy habits or need inspiration to keep a good streak going, GamePlan A is here to help. We flashed back to our ‘What’s Your Game Plan?’ interview series to dig out the most motivational insights that transcend sports. So skip the excuses and get back on track with wise words from Olympians such as cyclist Laura Kenny, marathoner Haile Gebrselassie and the Fittest Woman on Earth Katrin Davíðsdóttir.

Save or screencap your favorite quotes and turn to them for a proverbial kick in the butt.

haile gebrselassie distance runner quote
katrin davidsdottir fittest women on earth quote
yohan blake sprinter second fastest man quote
angelique kerber tennisplayer quote
kyle chalmers swimmer olympic swimming champion quote
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From athletes to everyone with a heart of an athlete

laura kenny track and road cyclist olympic gold medalist quote
james harden basketball quote
patrick groetzki handball german national team quote
tori bowie sprinter and long jumper quote
alexander zverev tennisplayer quote
wayde van niekerk olympic champion quote
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Now it’s your turn: What’s your game plan for this year?


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by My inspirational quote 24.02.2017
Surround yourself with those who bring out the best instead of stress in you.
by Maria Nokkonen | Editor My inspirational quote 27.02.2017
Words to live by - thanks for adding this.
Nina Weihrauch
Nina Weihrauch | Editor My inspirational quote 01.03.2017

thanks for sharing this awesome quote!
Check out our contribution page GamePlan-A.com/contribute to pitch your quote to us. We might add it to our blog ;)

High five,

by René de Wagt 28.01.2018
Don't count the hours, make the hours count
by Michelle 14.05.2018
Thank you.
by John Poyzer 22.05.2018
For all that life can offer most will sit in quiet acceptance waiting for something to happen. Their knowledge and experience lay dormant in the blissful ignorance that blinds them to fact. They suffer from the “something for nothing” syndrome that culminates in the “I am what I am because of” attitude.
Fear not the step forward which may produce disappointment, for its consequence has a positive encouragement. You are what you are in spite of, not because of.
Go forward then, with confidence in the knowledge. That each step you take, shall lead you into a world, where your only limit is your capacity for believing in that which you are thinking about.
John Poyzer

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