100+ Growth mindset quotes from athletes (Legends)

Every human being on this planet needs to grow their mindset to achieve greatness in their life. You have to overcome every obstacle to get success. To achieve greatness you need consistency, hard work and confidence along with your positive mindset towards your goal in your life and motivation also contributes to achieve it.

In this post you are going on a journey of growth mindset quotes by athletes. You are searching for it, I think you are a player who wants to be a champion, who needs to develop his mindset and with some sweet motivation but bitter truth. This post contains inspiration, motivation, some truths and some secrets shared by veterans of athletes to help you grow your mindset. These Atheletes are crazy people. These athletes are crazy people.  They work very hard to achieve their goal.

You can find a lot of quotes on internet about growth mindset but these quotes in this post are selective so please read carefully and try to understand deeply.

Growth mindset quotes from athletes

If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”
– Dwayne Johnson

Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.
– LeBron James

Results are a consequence of doing things well and having high standards, improving the detail of how we play.
– Gareth Southgate

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
– Arnold Palmer

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
– George Halas

All that matters is how you see yourself.
– Israel Adesanya

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
– Jerry West

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
– Arsene Wenger

In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win.
– Sam Huff

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
– Emil Zatopek

Growth mindset quote from athletes

Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.
-Paul Bryant

12. I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.

Shaquille O’Neal

Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.
– Brett Favre

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
– William A. Ward

The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.
– Leo Messi

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
– Mike Singletary

Good will always prevail over evil. I see that in me versus Klitschko.
– Tyson Fury

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
– Vince Lombardi

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
– Ernie Banks

There is no way around hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.
– Roger Federer

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou

Growth mindset quote from athletes

I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.
– Floyd Mayweather

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.
– J. Askenberg

I think I’m like wine. The older I get, the better I get.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.
– Mia Hamm

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.
– Mark Spitz

28. If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.

Herschel Walker

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
– Serena Williams

Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Sweat. How will you pay for your goals
– Usain Bolt

I like being the underdog so they don’t expect what’s going to happen. It pushes me to work harder and do the things I’m not doing better.
– Kawhi Leonard

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
– Picabo Street

It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up.
– Vince Lombardi

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
– Frank L. Gaines

I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.
– Khabib Nurmagomedov

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.
– Cristiano Ronaldo

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.
– Homer Rice

40. When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
– Charles Barkley

Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.
– Bobby Knight

The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.
– Conor McGregor

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
– Pele

What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.
– Ron O’Brien

I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart.
– Ray Lewis

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
– Babe Ruth

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
– Jerry Rice

Everything for me is either a learn or a win. I just keep moving forward, and that’s about it, honestly.
– Pat McAfee

You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit.
– Abby Wambach

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
– Matt Biondi

I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.
– Arthur Ashe

You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
– Herb Brooks

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
– Derek Jeter

The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
– Wayne Gretzky

58. You might not be able to outthink, out market or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.

Lou Holtz

I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
– Tom Landry

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
– Steve Young

There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you’ve got to have. Number one: you’ve got to have a will to win.
– Bob Richards

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
– Muhammad Ali

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
– Tommy Lasorda

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
– Ken Venturi

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
– Bruce Jenner

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

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
– Dan Gable

I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.
– Lou Gehrig

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
– Jesse Owens

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
– Vernon Law

Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from.
– Patrick Mahomes

You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.
– Allen Iverson

The most important thing is to try to do your best.
– Christian Eriksen

My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.
– Diego Maradona

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
– Morihei Ueshiba

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.
– Michael Phelps

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
-Larry Bird

Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
– Joe Montana

80. Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King

You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want.
– Naomi Osaka

It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.
– Paul “Bear” Bryant

I always look at the worst situations and try and figure out how I can make them better. Let today’s garbage be better than yesterday’s, is my motto.
– Bryson DeChambeau

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
– Pele

Today, you have 100% of your life left.
– Tom Landry

Long Growth mindset quote from athletes

If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that’s what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that’s what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don’t try to be authentic and real with themselves.
– Giannis Antetokounmpo

When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.
– Maria Sharapova

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
– Ross Perot

In football, everything is possible, from the moment you work and you believe in your qualities.
– Kylian Mbappe

A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.
– Briana Scurry

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.
– Antonio Brown

Everyone goes down a road that they’re not supposed to go down. You can do two things from it. You can keep going down that road and go to a dark place. Or you can turn and go up the hill and go to the top – try to go to the top.
– Julian Edelman

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.
– Eddie Reese

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.
– Doug Williams

It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have, what you lack, or what you have too much of. But all you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to.
– Stephen Curry

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
– Willie Mays

To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard-working. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true.
– Sergio Ramos

It doesn’t matter what cards you’re dealt. It’s what you do with those cards. Never complain. Just keep pushing forward. Find a positive in anything and just fight for it.
– Baker Mayfield

I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on – people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues.
– Nate Diaz

Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.
– Johan Cruyff

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
– Muhammad Ali

I am not a superstar or an ego. I am just the same as I always was: Someone who plays football.
– N’Golo Kante

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