Quotes on Success:
Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait. this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up
Everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it
Goals should never be easy
I can only control my own performance. If I do my best, then I can feel good at the end of the day
I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong
I found something I love, and I never gave up
I have a lot of goals, but I think that I just want to take it day by day
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 goals with everything you’ve got
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
I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life
I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up. It helps me stay focused
I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time
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 everythin
"Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible”
Quotes on Hard Work:
I think with practice, you can be whatever you want to be, and with a goal, you can go in any direction that you want to go in
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming
I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible
I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it
If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy
If you say CAN’T you’re restricting what you can do or ever will do
If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do
If you’re not serious about training, conditioning, and practice, You’re not serious about being your best
It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or you – whatever you excel at. You’re there to take care of the job that you have to do
It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination
People say to me, ‘You’re so lucky. You get to see the world.’ But I don’t. I go to the hotel and to the pools and back again. That’s it .
Michael Phelps is an American former competitive swimmer. With 28 medals in his bag, he is the most successful Olympian of all time. He is often touted as the greatest swimmer of all time.
Phelps was the most successful athlete in each edition of the Olympics from 2004 to 2016. He won six gold and two bronze medals in 2004, eight gold medals in 2008, four gold and two silver medals in 2012, and five gold medals and one silver in 2016. Phelps’ eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games are the most ever won by an athlete in a single Olympics. He has won most gold medals (23) in the history of the Olympics. He also holds the records for winning most Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).
His stellar career has earned Phelps the World Swimmer of the Year Award eight times and American Swimmer of the Year Award eleven times, as well as the FINA Swimmer of the Year Award in 2012 and 2016. Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year for his unprecedented success at the 2008 Olympics.