Football is more than just an entertaining game to watch. Hidden beneath the layers of pads and thick helmets, just beyond the mountains of cheesy nachos and sparkly halftime spectacles, are valuable lessons that should resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Obviously, it wouldn’t be the best idea to start tackling coworkers in the office when a meeting gets heated, but the ideas behind preparing for a game, celebrating successes and learning from losses can speak volumes about the workplace.
Here are our 10 favorite motivational quotes from football leaders to help to inspire your workday:
“Show me the money!”
Jerry McGuire, Agent
(Okay, since money isn’t everything, maybe Jerry didn’t have us at “hello.”)
“Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one”
Walter Payton, Chicago Bears running back
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
Coach Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers
“Clear Eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.”
Coach Eric Taylor, Dillon Panthers
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
Coach George S. Halas, Chicago Bears
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson, Oakland Raiders running back
“If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.”
Coach Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers
“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”
Coach John Madden, Oakland Raiders
“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”
Coach Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns
“The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.”
Coach Don Shula, Miami Dolphins
Do you have any other favorite football quotes that keep you motivated at work? Share your favorite phrases from leaders below!