Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Wisdom of Joe Pa

Penn State Coach Joe Paterno has had a thing or two to say about football and life...

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.

Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.

The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner.

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.


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