You might think athletes and writers don’t have much in common—while a writer sits and wrestles with words, an athlete is on the go and working up a sweat. But there’s a lot that writers can learn about hard work, perseverance, and success from famous sports figures! If you’re hitting a rough patch with your writing, check out some of our favorite inspirational quotes and gifs from famous athletes and sports coaches.
“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” — Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” — Derek Jeter
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” — Jerry West
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” — Larry Bird
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali
QUESTION: Have you ever found writing inspiration in an unexpected place?