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    I make a lot of mistakes, too, and I'm constantly re-evaluating how I'm doing things and trying to be better every day, whether it's as a mom or taking care of myself.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: mistakes  care 
     
    It is not sacrifice if you love what you're doing.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: sacrifice 
     
    As a mother I think you often get so caught up in trying to take care of everyone else that you forget to take care of yourself. But I'm a much better wife and mother when I take the time to take care of myself.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: time  care  mother  wife 
     
    It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.
    — Mia Hamm
    Goals have never defined me as a player. What has defined me is my impact on the team. If that means passing or playing defense to win, I'll do it.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: goal 
     
    When players go out and train on their own, they usually do it at half speed. This kind of training is valuable, but it doesn't prepare you for competition, where you must perform at full throttle. So the trick is to schedule regular sessions of intense practice, while always leaving time to juggle and generally goof around with the ball
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: time  competition 
     
    Every single day I wake up and commit myself to becoming a better player. Some days it happens, and some days it doesn't. Sure, there are games I'm going to dominate and there are going to be games when I struggle. But it doesn't mean I give up.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: struggle  games 
     
    You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: mind 
     
    No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
    — Mia Hamm
    The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: mental 
     
    Good players create opportunities. The great players and the great people seize them
    — Mia Hamm
    Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.
    — Mia Hamm
    Sports can do so much. They've given me a framework: meeting new people, confidence, self-esteem, discipline, motivation. All these things I learned, whether I knew I was learning them or not, through sports.
    — Mia Hamm
    Focus on what you know you can do. Know what you're capable of on any given day, and what you can count on. Do the simple things well, and then use the confidence to build up the rest of your game. Learn to differentiate between what is truly important and what can be dealt with at another time.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: time  focus  learn  confidence  games 
     
    True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: true 
     
    I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: moment  fire  right 
     
    After each game, I want to be able to say: I gave it all I could, I gave it my best.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: games 
     
    I'm a part of a team, and I'm no better or any worse than any single player on this team. That's the approach I've always had and will continue to have. It's not about me. It has never been all about me. If it had, this would have been a really lonely journey.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: journey 
     
    The backbone of success is...hard work, determination, good planning, and perserverence.
    — Mia Hamm
    The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: vision 
     
    I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: goal 
     
    I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: sacrifice 
     
    Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: failure  time 
     
    Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: time 
     
    Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: girls  games 
     
    I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age; I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: young  experience 
     
    I played basketball and soccer my freshman year in high school.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: school  year 
     
    Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: victory 
     
    Soccer isn't very social. Plus, if you don't like someone on the other team, you can do something about it.
    — Mia Hamm
    I am happy that the young girls have a lot more choices these days and an opportunity to feel better about themselves.
    — Mia Hamm
    If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
    — Mia Hamm
    I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that's not pulling the trigger.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: time  goal  missing 
     
    There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: true  challenge 
     
    I could just have chips and salsa for dinner every day.
    — Mia Hamm
    Follow your heart and make it your decision.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: heart  decision 
     
    Every morning, I wake up trying to be the best mom and the best role model for my kids in a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: lifestyle  healthy  kids 
     
    Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
    — Mia Hamm
    Success breeds success.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: success 
     
    You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: goal  worth 
     
    We play because we love the game, we love each other, and we love to win.
    — Mia Hamm
    tags: games 
     
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