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    Other nights ... I visualize to the point that I know exactly what I want to do: dive, glide, stroke, flip, reach the wall, hit the split time to the hundredth, then swim back again for as many times as I need to finish the race.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: time  night  race 
     
    Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: compliment 
     
    Being able to do something that's never been done before, that's what I've always wanted to do. . . . There was nothing that was going to stand in my way of being the first.
    — Michael Phelps
    For recovery, I think it's a big deal to eat within a half-hour after you exercise. Otherwise I just try to put carbs into my system before I swim and then load up on the protein after. I don't count calories. Whether it's Sour Patch Kids or Reese's or a bag of chips, if I feel like eating it, I'm going to eat it.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: recovery  kids  exercise 
     
    I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: world 
     
    Nobody is going to put a limit on what I'm doing.
    — Michael Phelps
    Records are always made to be broken no matter what they are. Anybody can do anything that they set their mind to.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: broken  mind 
     
    If you say "can't" you're restricting what you can do or ever will do.
    — Michael Phelps
    I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me. It doesn't matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after your goals with everything you've got.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: failure  goal 
     
    Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
    — Michael Phelps
    I think with practice, you can being whatever you want to be, and with a goal you can go in any direction that you want to go in.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: goal 
     
    So many people along the way,whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can't be done. But it all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there no limits.
    — Michael Phelps
    I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: time  work  control  mind 
     
    Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: dreams 
     
    You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: dreams 
     
    I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: time  work  goal 
     
    The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: people  successful 
     
    If you put your mind to anything that you dream, you can achieve it.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: achieve  mind  dreams 
     
    Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage-those things are real. The desire for redemption drives you.
    — Michael Phelps
    Things won't go perfect. It's all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: mistakes  learn 
     
    I have had extreme ups and downs. The biggest thing I learned after I broke my wrist is to never give up. Nothing in life will ever come easy. It depends on how you deal with those obstacles and how you overcome those obstacles. If you can overcome them, you're a stronger person. If you make mistakes along the way, as long as you never make that same mistake again, you're a successful person.
    — Michael Phelps
    If you want to be the best you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: people 
     
    I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: successful 
     
    There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work... THERE ARE NO LIMITS.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: work  mistakes 
     
    The more you dream the more you achieve.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: achieve  dreams 
     
    Every day is different and every day brings something more exciting.
    — Michael Phelps
    My mom never really pushed me into doing something. It was kind of whatever I wanted to do, and that was what made me continue and have the longevity that I had in my career. I went through ups and downs in the pool when I loved it and when I hated it.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: career 
     
    Obviously for water safety, you want to learn just to be comfortable in the water; that's the main goal. I think the second that you start freaking out and feeling uncomfortable, it's not going to go well.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: water  learn  goal 
     
    I'm pretty lazy. My wife always says, "you're the laziest, most successful Olympian I've ever seen." How does that make sense? Honestly, if I have downtime, I'm really, really good at not doing anything.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: lazy  successful  wife 
     
    My little son is already like me - my mom has always said I used to bounce off the wall and never stop talking or sit still. I'm starting to see that with him. I guess it's living proof he's part of me.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: living  son 
     
    I can't remember the last day I didn't train.
    — Michael Phelps
    We wanted to see how close we could get to the world record. We'll take that for right now.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: world  right 
     
    If you're not on your 'A' game in our workouts every day, you're going to get absolutely smoked.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: games 
     
    I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: night  hero 
     
    Eat, sleep and swim, that's all I can do.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: sleep 
     
    Anything is possible as long as you want it, you work for it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the only person that can really put pressure on you is yourself
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: people  work 
     
    I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
    — Michael Phelps
    Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally
    — Michael Phelps
    Our time on Earth is already short enough. For me, it's like every single day I try to be as happy as I can. It's crazy to think about. We never have enough time. That's always the thing. We always want to do more. So it's about being able to spend time on the things that are most important to you. Life is a lot easier that way, and obviously life is pretty difficult a lot of the time.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: time  earth  crazy 
     
    When you use your imagination anything can happen.
    — Michael Phelps
    tags: imagination 
     
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