Rio Reasons to Rejoice and Be Inspired!

The world is now focused on those whom are representing each country to compete for the title, the medal, the ultimate accomplishment of winning against the best of the best. That’s right. The Olympics are HERE!

As we all watch each event and really witness the wonderment of beyond what we ever thought we, humans, could be capable of; open yourselves to the inspiration and motivation that comes with watching someone work so hard for something they’ve dreamed about for most of their lives thus far. Rejoice in the fact that this event brings the people of our planet together, celebrating the wonderful world of athletics and athleticism. Learn what these athletes have to do in order to stay focused, stay motivated, stay healthy, and have FUN while competing. See what’s possible, what’s admirable, what’s in the way and how to get around it. Watch the viewers turn into movers as they realize that what they thought was impossible actually isn’t; and they want to get to work on their possibilities right away.

Here are some quotes from past and present Olympians to help with inspiration, motivation and celebration of this huge world event we’ve been waiting for all year. Keep up with the Summer Games by visiting NBC Olympic Games

Here…we…go!

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” -Michael Phelps

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.” -Flo Jo

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.” -Wilma Rudolph

“The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” -Bobby Knight

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” -Muhammad Ali

“I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.” -Sidney Crosby

“I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead.” -Erick Barrondo

“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

“We have that Can-Do factor, and us doing what we do I think inspires people to try that little bit harder, whether they are able bodied or disabled.” -Lee Pearson

“I am building a fire, and every time I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” -Mia Hamm

“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.” -Mary Lou Retton

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” Carl Lewis

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

“Never quit. Never give up.” Gabby Douglas

“Remember to have fun. When I’m smiling and having fun, I perform the best.” -Simon Biles

“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days are what make you realize what a good day is. If you’ve never had bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” -Aly Raisman