Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Impact Quotes

Here is a list of some powerful impact quotes emphasizing the importance of being decisive as a leader. These quotes are not limited to elite sports, as we are always learning from successful leaders in any profession or endeavor. If you have some suggested quotes you would like to see added to this page, please post them using our comment boxes under the ‘BE DECISIVE’ theme in the category section on the home page. Also, we included the sources in which we derive many of the quotes to add to your possible reading list. Enjoy!



“I could have conflict in this job every minute of every day. There’s a conflict waiting to happen with every one of these players, with my assistant coaches, with the front office, with the media, with the owners.”

- Chuck Daly, Hall of Fame basketball coach

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

- Deepak Chopra, Physician and author

“Intelligence is quickly seeing things as they are.”

- George Santayana, Philosopher and poet

“Whatever you have just done is not nearly as important as what you are going to do right now.”

- Mike Krzyzewski, Hall of Fame basketball coach

“What this game is about is whether or not you can execute under pressure in critical situations.”

- Bill Belichick, NFL champion football coach