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New Year’s Eve, Ted Mosby and Motivational Sports Quotes

By Alex On January 3, 2010 Under Sports Training

Man, can you believe it’s twenty-ten (2010) already? Crazy…

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen that show How I Met Your Mother (CBS Mondays at 8 PM Eastern Time), but I watch it all the time, own all the seasons on DVD, quote my favorite characters….you know, the whole nine.

Anyways, there was an episode I watched for the <totally lost count> time the other day where it’s New Year’s Eve and the show’s main character, hopeless romantic and narrator Ted Mosby decides to take New Year’s Eve into his own hands.

See, earlier in the episode and throughout the entire thing, Ted and crew say something like “New Year’s Eve is the most overrated night of the year…with all the hype and pre-planning it gets, there’s no way it can ever live up to its billing.”

So Ted decides to actually make New Year’s Eve good…he rents a limo and makes a plan to go to the 5 most splacktacular NYE parties in New York…naturally, buku problems arise for all of them, hilarity ensues and, well…watch the rest of the show to find out what happens (lol, am I talking sports and athletics here, or being a hype-man for CBS? …probably both).

Anyways, my New Year’s Eve celebration reminded me of that How I Met Your Mother episode…between myself and a group of friends, a mode of transportation was rented, more than one party was attended and the night didn’t end until dawn (Coaches Blatant Recommendation: Don’t stay out that late if you have anything more to do the next day than watching college football. It’s not good for your, umm, circadian rhythms.).

The point is though that it was the first NYE that I can remember where the night actually lived up to its billing (and if you want details, be on the lookout for my next DVD, “How To Beat The Odds and Actually Enjoy New Year’s Eve: A Look Inside The Work Hard/Play Hard Mentality” …JUST kidding).

Anyways, I wanted to make today’s blog post as straight-forward and inspiring as possible…

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HERE’S THE DEAL

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A good friend of mine recently did a thing on his business website where he had all of his readers write their favorite quotes in the Comments section…

…this is the ONE quote that you’ll always remember, the one, when times might be a little tough, you calmly say to yourself and everything just seems to look a whole lot better, the one that makes that major obstacle standing in your way look not so “major” anymore and instead, a lot more “doable”.

I mean, you’re probably like me, and choosing just one quote out of all the million friggin’ awesome quotes out there seems like an impossible task, but you gotta trust…pick the one that means most to you, share it with the rest of the Game Speed Insider community and let’s see how powerful this can get.

To recap:

1. Choose your favorite, most inspiring, most motivating quote

2. Share it right now below in the Comments Section

3. Take a look at what the other Game Speeder’s have to say

(by the way, that friend of mine got 104 comments on his blog post…we got 75 on a post about “The World’s Fastest Athlete“….I KNOW we can top his 104….let’s make this happen)

-Alex

74 comments - add yours
Neal

January 6, 2010

Today, in college, I had to put up with some last minute delays and missed the early cab back home. I cursed my luck. Decided to put the time to good use and finished reading the last portion of Fountainhead.
Even then I had time. Thought I might go to the computer lab and do something.

And whoa! Incredible surprise! A really long time friend of mine who had graduated already,and who, I’d been wanting to meet for a long time , had come to college to do her work and en route I bumped into her! I was astounded! 🙂

Only 1 thought came to my mind then:

“Everything has a purpose. It’s up to you to find it”- Peaceful Warrior

Stephen

January 6, 2010

I love all of the above (and sure other great ones to come).
Here are a few of my own favorite.
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Elliott Hulse
Motivation is easy. Eliminate the unmotivated. Lou Holtz
Train hard or go home. The Cejudo Brothers (Angel & Henry)
There are those who DO
and those who DON’T…
Those who WILL
and those who WON’T.
Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
Our greatest fear should not be that our lives will some day come to an end but rather that they may never begin.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to perform at a high level even though fear is present.
I’ve got a thousand or more but these are all one’s I use often for my athletes.

Stephen

January 6, 2010

I submitted several earlier but they didn’t show up for some reason.
I do have another one though, probably my favorite.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the direct result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.
I’ll submit the others again if they don’t show up soon.
A recent survey by the Opinion Corporation of Princeton, NJ said that 45% of people set New Years resolutions, but only 8% achieve them.
Hmmmmmmmm…

Sean Driscoll

January 6, 2010

These two are mine With Sacrifice comes success
and The key to success is failure~ Sean Driscoll

My friends Adversity Bleeds Strength

CHRIS

January 6, 2010

This runs through my mind every time i hit the gym, hit the weights, hit the books. This is what pushes me to reach my goals, to strive for a college basketball scholarship. P.S. Thanks for the effective ballhandling program, you dont even know how much it has helped me.

“The man on top of the mountain did not just fall there. -EFFORT”

MVP

January 8, 2010

First of all let me just say I despise hearing the quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”. I used to hear it from the wrong people all the time.

1 of my favorites though is “Lemme tell you somethin you already kno, the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, its a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it, you, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but its not how hard your hit its how hard …you can get hit and keep movin forward, how much you can take and keep movin forward.” Rocky

When all the dust has settled and the people are through chanting your name, there’s just going to be 1 person standing at the top, make sure its you, have no regrets, and give it your all every day. My quote derived from Rocky 3, also WWE’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

jordan

January 9, 2010

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

jesus Ojeda

January 17, 2010

“every shot is a game winning shot”

SuperSonic

January 21, 2010

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SuperSonic

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ray

February 14, 2010

“Try” is a noisey way of doing nothing

Ivan

February 14, 2010

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Alex

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Hey man

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-Alex

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Wayne

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A man can fall many many times, but he is not a failure until he refuses to get up again – Evil Knievel.

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