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    She taught me that it's ok to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: care 
     
    In the absence of feedback, people will fill in the blanks with a negative. They will assume you don't care about them or don't like them.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: people  care 
     
    If you don't want responsibility, don't sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility
    — Pat Summitt
    My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that's important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: chance  time  people  parent 
     
    Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: people  teamwork 
     
    Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.
    — Pat Summitt
    To me, teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: teamwork  worth 
     
    Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.
    — Pat Summitt
    Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you're never wrong?
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounding wins championships.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: games  sell 
     
    When you choose to be a competitor you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: conscious  decision  real 
     
    Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: work  help  job  discipline 
     
    There is always someone better than you. Whatever it is that you do for a living, chances are, you will run into a situation in which you are not as talented as the person next to you. That's when being a competitor can make a difference in your fortunes.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: chance  people  living 
     
    No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength.
    — Pat Summitt
    By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could - like running the track after a two-hour practice - you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: time  thoughts  running 
     
    Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself.
    — Pat Summitt
    You can't always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: people 
     
    I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: games 
     
    It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.
    — Pat Summitt
    Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It's that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances.
    — Pat Summitt
    Here's how I'm going to beat you. I'm going to outwork you. That's it. That's all there is to it.
    — Pat Summitt
    The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it.
    — Pat Summitt
    Accountability is essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you're never wrong? If you don't admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you're bound to make the same one again.
    — Pat Summitt
    God doesn't take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: god 
     
    It's my experience that people rise to the level of their own expectations and of the competition they seek out.
    — Pat Summitt
    Belief in yourself is what happens when you know you've done the thing things that entitle you to success.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: belief  success 
     
    Most people get excited about games, but I've got to be excited about practice, because that's my classroom.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: people  games 
     
    In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them.
    — Pat Summitt
    Silence is a form of communication, too. Sometimes less is more.
    — Pat Summitt
    Loyalty is not unilateral. You have to give it to receive it.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: loyalty 
     
    Bringing together disparate personalities to form a team is like a jigsaw puzzle. You have to ask yourself: what is the whole picture here? We want to make sure our players all fit together properly and complement each other, so that we don't have a big piece, a little piece, an oblong piece, and a round piece. If personalities work against each other, as a team you'll find yourselves spinning your wheels.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: work  personality 
     
    You can't have any quit in you if you want to be successful.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: successful 
     
    You can't pick and choose the days that you feel like being responsible. It's not something that disappears when you're tired.
    — Pat Summitt
    The greatest strength any human being an have is to recognize his or her own weaknesses. When you identify your weaknesses, you can begin to remedy them - or at least figure out how to work around them.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: work  human  weakness  strength 
     
    It's harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, Continue to seek new goals.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: goal 
     
    Success is all a matter of perspective. It depends on where you start from, and where you want to end up.
    — Pat Summitt
    Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: winning  learn 
     
    There is an old saying: a champion is someone who is willing to be uncomfortable.
    — Pat Summitt
    I love teaching I think more than anything. It's the opportunity to just teach young people and teach the game. You teach more than basketball. You teach life skills. The teaching part of it is something that I am passionate about. I look forward to every practice. A lot of people say well, I enjoy coaching, but I see myself as more as a teacher.
    — Pat Summitt
    Individual success is a myth. No one succeeds all by herself.
    — Pat Summitt
    tags: success 
     
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