Sir Steve Redgrave is an inspirational athlete.
Five times an Olympic Gold Medallist, he has plenty of experience to pass on to people who aspire to great things. He went on to get his fifth medal despite saying he was going to retire. In an article about another great sportsman Redgrave said…
Self-belief is probably the most crucial factor in sporting success. The bodies are roughly equal, the training is similar, the techniques can be copied, what separates the achievers is nothing as tangible as split times or kilograms. It is the iron in the mind, not the supplements, that wins medals.
Sir Steve Redgrave: Winning is all in the mind,
Daily Telegraph: 7:00AM BST 10 Oct 2009
World-class quotes to motivate photographers
“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”
• Stop talking about it – go take a photograph!
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
• Imagine greater images! Technique will follow.
My secret is practice.
• Practice, practice, practice, then do more! Your photography will improve!
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
• Negative people will hold you back. Supporters will maximise your potential.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
• Always carry a camera! ‘Nuff said!
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
• Using your imagination to pursue great images will yield the greatest satisfaction and deepest meaning.
I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
• Learning photography, like anything else, requires time and effort.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
• Do it well and repeat it… you’ll soon become a quality photographer.
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
• If you don’t try it, you won’t learn it.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
Father James Keller
• Teach kids, friends, mother, aunt, enemy… everyone, about photography.
If you don’t have any critics, you probably don’t have any success either.
• Self assurance will get you past criticism – then move on to success.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
• Dust off and get going again!
Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.
• You have to start somewhere. Work on it and you’ll get there.
Life is like a camera, focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.
• That says it all!
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
• Get your camera out. Do it now!