Olympics Quotes

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Pablo
“No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”
Pablo

Steve Backley
“Success is a decision, not a gift.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Like everything in life, it is not what happens to you but how you respond to it that counts.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“It is never about who is right or wrong, it is about what is best.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Too often, people get stuck in a state of over-thinking, the result is that they never reach a decision.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Compete like you cannot fail.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Athletes who are able to stay completely focused in pursuit of their dreams are the ones that are most likely to become champions.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“The first step is the most important. It is the most crucial and the most effective as it will initiate the direction you have chosen.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

“Never put an age limit on your dreams”
Dara Torres

“It has been a wonderful experience to compete in the Olympic Games and to bring home a gold medal. But since I have been a young lad, I have had my eyes on a different prize. You see, each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals.”
Eric Liddell

Steve Backley
“Act like a champion, and then become one.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“If not now, when?”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

“If you bake a cupcake, the world has one more cupcake. If you become a circus clown, the world has one more squirt of seltzer down someone's pants. But if you win an Olympic gold medal, the world will not have one more Olympic gold medalist. It will just have you instead of someone else.”
Steven E. Landsburg, The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics

Steve Backley
“You can start to change your luck today. Begin believing that you can have what you desire and superior things will arrive.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Share your aspirations only with those who will support you, not those who will respond with doubt or lack of interest.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“If you want to continue to be the best in the world, then you have to train and compete like you are second best in the world.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“If you remain static and wait for success to come to you it will certainly not happen.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“The thrust of continuous action is the firewood which fuels motivation.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Nothing could be any worse than having to turn to your friends, your colleagues and your loved ones and say –‘I gave up too soon’.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“It is one thing to know what should be done, it is another to do it.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“If not you, who?”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Success is simply never giving in to failure - either in mind or body.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“See it, feel it, trust it!”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“It is true to say that the secret of a winning formula is the ability to accept that there is a vast area of unexploited potential beyond what you currently perceive to be your maximum.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Just identify the very first physical action you need to take, and do it.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“Mix with positive-minded people as a means to tap into your unexploited potential.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“The only test is what you see when you look in a mirror.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“If you are able to focus unswervingly on your goals, then all that you desire will become yours.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“The sprint is like life ... blink and you miss it.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Steve Backley
“You have to create your self-belief by going to your core to find the probable reasons for the negativity in you, and then demolish them.”
Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

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