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35 Inspirational Carl Lewis Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Carl Lewis Quotes On Success

Frederick Carlton is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event. He is one of only three Olympic athletes who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s. He set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984. His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks. Over the course of his athletics career, Lewis broke 10 seconds for the 100 meters fifteen times and 20 seconds for the 200 meters ten times. Lewis also long jumped over 28 feet seventy-one times. May these Carl Lewis Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Life is about timing and overcoming difficult things.” Carl Lewis

2. “I always separated sports and my personal life.” Carl Lewis

3. “You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn’t think of doing. Don’t ever say no.” Carl Lewis

4. “When I decided to go for four gold medals I planned it out over a few years. It was in four different events and there was a lot to it.” Carl Lewis

5. “It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.” Carl Lewis

6. “Life is about timing.” Carl Lewis

7. “I’m not Carl Lewis the athlete any more. I’m growing into a new person with new interests and new goals.” Carl Lewis

8. “When I run – you can see my record – I run to win.” Carl Lewis

9. “To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human. They don’t really think me as a long jumper, although that’s the event I had more success in.” Carl Lewis

10. “I want to be remembered as a person who felt there was no limitation to what the human body and mind can do and be the inspiration to lead people to do things they never hoped to do.” Carl Lewis

11. “I’m a businessman and actor and I still make appearances.” Carl Lewis

12. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” Carl Lewis

13. “I know there are a lot of people out there who have the best intentions but not the voice, so it’s about people like me to give them a voice and hear their ideas.” Carl Lewis

14. “I like the pressure of having to perform so people will come to me.” Carl Lewis

15. “Most people want to become movie stars and I just want to be in the business. I already was a star. If I get the part of a lifetime and it blows up, then that’s wonderful. But if the acting doesn’t work, fine. I’ll just be a producer. And if the producing doesn’t work, fine. I’ve got a lot of other stuff.” Carl Lewis

16. “You can’t live your life through your children.” Carl Lewis

17. “The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.” Carl Lewis

18. “Track and field is the best way to reach out for kids. It doesn’t matter how fast you are. You always want to beat someone.” Carl Lewis

19. “Our message of the day is service does not need a title.” Carl Lewis

20. “We cannot rest until we make sure that our families can afford to live and raise their kids here, that our seniors can remain in their homes and afford their health and pharmaceutical costs.” Carl Lewis

21. “I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.” Carl Lewis

22. “I found the emotion that as an athlete you block out, and it really helped me to understand myself as a person. I’m a really emotional person and it helped make me a better person.” Carl Lewis

23. “I enjoy my life, I love track, I’m set for life financially.” Carl Lewis

24. “There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.” Carl Lewis

25. “The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you’re going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.” Carl Lewis

26. “Whether I’m 40, 50 or 60, I’m going to be as physically strong as I am able.” Carl Lewis

27. “I’m a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.” Carl Lewis

28. “Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.” Carl Lewis

29. “People have always thought of me as being something, but I’m just a human being like everyone else.” Carl Lewis

30. “An athlete and actor are really two different temperaments, night and day. As an athlete you really keep things out and as an actor you really bring things in.” Carl Lewis

31. “I have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don’t want that.” Carl Lewis

32. “I don’t feel I’m qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.” Carl Lewis

33. “I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.” Carl Lewis

34. “People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.” Carl Lewis

35. “If you go by other people’s opinions or predictions, you’ll just end up talking yourself out of something. If you’re running down the track of life thinking that it’s impossible to break life’s records,
those thoughts have a funny way of sinking into your feet.” Carl Lewis

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