Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Impact Quotes

Here is a list of some powerful impact quotes emphasizing the importance of having of vision 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 ‘HAVE A VISION’ 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!

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“Success is the peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

- John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach

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QUOTES FROM “THINK LIKE A CHAMPION: BUILDING SUCCESS ONE VICTORY AT A TIME”

“As a leader, you can’t just live in the present. You constantly have to think about the future as well.”

“Goals are detailed roadmaps to your dreams.”

“Limits are self-imposed. But there are no limits to human energy nor the goals you can achieve.”

- Mike Shanahan, NFL champion football coach

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QUOTES FROM “HOW GOOD DO YOU WANT TO BE”

“People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.”

- Nick Saban, NCAA champion college football coach

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QUOTES FROM “THE FIGHTING SPIRIT: A CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON AT NOTRE DAME”

“You better have a vision, you better have a plan, and you better have the passion for getting things done”

- Lou Holtz, NCAA champion football coach

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QUOTES FROM “SACRED HOOPS: SPIRITUAL LESSONS OF A HARDWOOD WARRIOR”

“I learned from the Lakota and my own experience as a coach that vision is the source of leadership, the expansive dream state where everything begins and all is possible. I started by creating a vivid picture in my mind of what the team could become. My vision could be lofty, I reminded myself, but it couldn’t be a pipe dream. I had to take into account not only what I wanted to achieve, but how I was going to get there.”

- Phil Jackson, NBA champion basketball coach

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QUOTES FROM “PERFECT PHRASES FOR COACHES”


“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something deep inside of them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little fast, they have to have the skill and the will. But will must be stronger than skill.”

- Mohammed Ali, Hall of Fame Boxer


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt, author and civil-rights advocate


“If you don’t seek perfection, you’ll never reach excellence.”

- Don Shula, Hall of Fame football coach


“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”

- Tom Landry, Hall of Fame football coach


“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”

- H. Stanley Judd, Author


“A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”

- Thomas Carlyle, Author


“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”

- Hellen Keller, Author

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QUOTES FROM “HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE GAME OF LIFE”

“Dare to do what you dare to dream.”

- John Tortorella, NHL champion hockey coach

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“I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strength into himself, affirming the enormous beauty of the world and acquiring the confidence to see and to express his vision.”

- Ansel Adams, Artist

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QUOTES FROM “PARCELLS: THE FINAL SEASON”

“It is a funny thing about dreams; sometimes to keep them you must first give them away.”

- Bill Parcells, NFL champion head football coach

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“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

- Walt Disney, Successful business owner