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    Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: loss  giving 
     
    We sometimes need adversity to fathom our true depths.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: adversity  true 
     
    In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: moment  true  winning 
     
    Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: career  teamwork 
     
    Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: success 
     
    Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
    — Pat Riley
    tags: human  ego  problem  spirit 
     
    If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue.
    — Pat Riley
    The most DIFFICULT thing for individuals to do when they become part of a team is to sacrifice, it is much EASIER to be selfish.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: sacrifice 
     
    Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: management 
     
    Any team can be a miracle team. The catch is that you have got to go out and work for your miracles. Effort is what ultimately separates great teams from ordinary teams.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: work  miracle 
     
    Anytime you stop striving to get better, you're bound to get worse.
    — Pat Riley
    Am I a control freak? No. Do I believe in organization? You bet. In discipline? In being on time and making sure everything at the hotel is ready and right? Definitely. I don't control players. I try to control the environment around the players so they can flourish.
    — Pat Riley
    Don't let other people tell you what you want.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: people 
     
    Great players and great teams want to be driven. They want to be pushed to the edge. They don't want to be cheated. Ordinary players and average teams want it to be easy
    — Pat Riley
    Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: excellence 
     
    You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: choice 
     
    Great players crave instruction on their weaknesses.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: weakness 
     
    The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept a role, and strive to become excellent playing it.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: key  learn  teamwork 
     
    If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
    — Pat Riley
    Excellence happens when you try each day to both do and be, a little better than you were yesterday!
    — Pat Riley
    tags: excellence 
     
    There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out.
    — Pat Riley
    Discipline is not a nasty word.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: discipline 
     
    Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: world  fight 
     
    Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
    — Pat Riley
    A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: winning 
     
    When you face a fork in the road, step on the exhilarator!
    — Pat Riley
    A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: personal  games 
     
    No rebounds, no rings.
    — Pat Riley
    You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: games 
     
    There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: attitude  winning 
     
    You can never have enough talent.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: talent 
     
    When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, its ready to climb.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: trust  instinct 
     
    I've learned to keep things simple. Look at your choices, pick the best one, then go to work with all your heart.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: work  heart  choice 
     
    Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: attitude 
     
    Teamwork requires that everyone's efforts flow in a single direction. Feelings of significance happen when a team's energy takes on a life of its own.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: energy  teamwork 
     
    When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
    — Pat Riley
    To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
    — Pat Riley
    You can only receive what you're willing to give.
    — Pat Riley
    There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: mind  strength  spirit 
     
    The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intense and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart.
    — Pat Riley
    tags: heart  moment  true  giving 
     
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