Moving Forward Quotes from great athletes provide inspiration when you need that extra nudge.
Motivation is one of the most important ingredients in helping you succeed. Whether you suffered a setback or haven’t been able to perform at the desired levels, you should learn how to power through.
It is not just athletes who can learn so much from the words of great players. People from all walks of life can find inspiration in these words. If you want to be great on the field or in your career, you will have to learn something from these great champions.
Quotes About Moving Forward
1.) Around here, we don’t look backward for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
2.) I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
3.) Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
4.) Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding.
5.) Hold the vision, and trust the process.
6.) Do your best, one shot at a time, and then move on.
7.) Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
8.) Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
9.) It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.
10.) The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
11.) When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. I’d wonder if he was still working out. I tried to visualize him. When I could see him still working, I’d start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.
12.) Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.
13.) Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, and just never give up.
14.) If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
15.) I’ve never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.
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Advance and Achieve
16.) Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
17.) Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.
18.) You’re never a loser until you quit trying.
19.) To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits, and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
20.) Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
21.) You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.
22.) It ain’t over till it’s over.
23.) Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
24.) Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton
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Push Ahead Sayings
25.) I always looked ahead.
26.) I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
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27.) Get it Done!
28.) What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
29.) You can totally do this.
30.) A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
31.) I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
32.) I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll win, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.
Florence Griffith Joyner
33.) I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Moving Forward Sayings
34.) You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
35.) Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
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36.) Set your goal and keep moving forward.
37.) Life goes on – whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could’ve been.
38.) A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.
39.) The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
40.) I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
41.) A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.
Mary Lou Retton
42.) Girls, you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.
43.) Today, expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
44.) Change has to come for life to struggle forward. Helen Hollick Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Give me Strength
45.) Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
46.) Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
47.) I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.
48.) Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
49.) Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.
50.) It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
51.) Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
Moving Ahead Quotes From Notables
52.) Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
53.) No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
54.) In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.
55.) We all get scared and want to turn away, but it isn’t always strength that makes you stay. Strength is also making the decision to change your destiny.
56.) The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
57.) You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
58.) A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.
59.) If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
Keep Moving Forward
60.) If you can’t fly, then run if you can’t run, then walk if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King Jr
61.) You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
62.) There’s no time for regrets. You’ve just got to keep moving forward.
63.) It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
64.) When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
65.) Sometimes God closes doors because it’s time to move forward. He knows you won’t move unless your circumstances force you. Trust the transition. God’s got you.
66.) Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
67.) Just keep moving forward, and don’t give a damn about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do for you.
68.) You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr
Pushing Forward Quotations
69.) In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
70.) Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
Shannon L. Alder
71.) Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.
Gordon B. Hinkley
72.) There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.
73.) Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
74.) You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories but find yourself moving on.
75.) Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to focus.
Alexander Graham Bell
76.) Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.
77.) Even a rock moves on.
78.) Life moves on, and so should we.
79.) March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns or the sharp stones on life’s path.
80.) Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
81.) Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain the old pain.
Mary Manin Morrissey
82.) When you’re running, you spend the whole time looking over your shoulder. To go forward, you gotta look forward.
83.) We can’t afford to waste tears on might-have-beens. We need to turn the tears into a sweat that can take us to what can be.
84.) The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.
85.) I want to live my life moving forward with integrity and pride.
86.) You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight, and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.
87.) Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
88.) Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
Letting Go Quotes
89.) There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
90.) Time flies. People change. You’re not always needed. There are times to move forward and places to let go.
91.) One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
92.) Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
93.) You can’t go backwards. You’re always moving forward. It’s the wonderful part about life. And that’s terrific.
94.) Whatever happens, I’ll just keep moving forward – like an avalanche.
95.) The best career advice I’ve gotten is to stay focused and to keep moving forward.
96.) The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.
97.) Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die, and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.
98.) You’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.
99.) Take the changes in stride, and understand that you may have setbacks. Instead of focusing on that, make sure to keep moving forward.
100.) The most important thing any broken individual can do is keep their chin up and keep moving forward.
101.) Start today by imagining the life you want in the future and taking one practice step towards it.
Denise Duffield Thomas
FAQ Moving Forward Quotes
Here are some frequently asked questions about moving forward quotes.
Muhammad Ali said, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
Dan Quinn said, “The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.” Michelle Phan said, “Whatever happens, I’ll just keep moving forward – like an avalanche.”
Denise Duffield Thomas said, “Start today by imagining the life you want in the future and taking one practice step towards it.” And Matt Hardy said, “The most important thing any broken individual can do is keep their chin up and keep moving forward.”
We hope these quotes give you the strength to power through when you face your next challenge.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and founder of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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