Michael Phelps Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming being compared to him and Mark Spitz. Even in high school, I’d tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn’t too happy. She’d say, ‘Think about this.’ And I’d always end up getting back in the pool. Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait… this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up.’ I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team. I believe in God; I’m not saying I’m highly religious. I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train. I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong. I got the stamina. I can close. I know it won’t be eight medals again. If you want to compare me to that, that’s your decision, not mine. I’m going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart. I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show. I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life. I live a pretty conservative life, so I probably really haven’t done anything crazy. I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool. I think your mind really controls everything. I try to separate my personal life from swimming. I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don’t go much any more. I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I want to go to the World Cup. I want to go to the Masters. I want to go… anywhere. I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible. I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. I’m so sick of the water. I’m the same kind of guy before all this happened. If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy. If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy. If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do. It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your whatever you excel at, you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do. It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening. My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’ People say to me, ‘You’re so lucky. You get to see the world.’ But I don’t. I go to the hotel and to the pools and back again. That’s it. Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home. The more you dream the more you achieve. There were times I wouldn’t come to practice, because it didn’t excite me. This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence. Why is it such a big deal what I’m swimming? You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
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