” If you never give up, you’ll be successful. “


” Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it’s okay to fail as long as you don’t give up. “


” As a young athlete, it was first about having fun, then it was about winning. “


” The decathlon includes ten separate events and they all matter. You can’t work on just one of them. “


” You need to become more than one type of athlete. You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one. “


” You have to be able to be a good loser. You have to be okay knowing you’re going to fail every day in something without getting mad and upset. “


” And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It’s like a rock rolling down hill, picking up momentum. You get better and better. “


” Try everything, because you’re never sure what you’re going to be great at. “


” I was a good decathlete until I got with a coach that really knew how to train specifically for the event… I’d really describe it as like being a juggler, you have ten balls and you’re trying to get them all in the air at the same time. “


” When first starting to work with someone you try to get them in the same mindset that you were in when you were successful, and I realized the best thing you can ever do is realize that they are not you. They have a different persona and mindset, and you have to figure out what works best within your communication with that athlete. “


” As athletes, we’re defined by what we’ve accomplished. Those are what most people remember and what you get paid for. But I learned more from my failures than from all of my successes put together – failures as an athlete and as a person. “


” I just love playing so much, competing so much. You’re able to put your losses behind you. One of the greatest attributes a decathlete can have is the ability to forget… to look ahead, not behind. “



All 12 Dan O’Brien Quotes about You in picture


If you never give up, you
Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it


As a young athlete, it was first about having fun, then it was about winning.
The decathlon includes ten separate events and they all matter. You can
You need to become more than one type of athlete. You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one.
You have to be able to be a good loser. You have to be okay knowing you
And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It
Try everything, because you
I was a good decathlete until I got with a coach that really knew how to train specifically for the event... I
When first starting to work with someone you try to get them in the same mindset that you were in when you were successful, and I realized the best thing you can ever do is realize that they are not you. They have a different persona and mindset, and you have to figure out what works best within your communication with that athlete.
As athletes, we
I just love playing so much, competing so much. You
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