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35 Inspirational Derek Jeter Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Derek Jeter Quotes On Success

Derek Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. He has been the CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball since September 2017. As a shortstop, Jeter spent his entire 20-year MLB playing career with the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as one of the primary contributors to the Yankees’ success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter was the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career ranked sixth in MLB history in career hits and first among shortstops. In 2017, the Yankees retired his uniform number 2. May these Derek Jeter Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.” Derek Jeter

2. “Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.” Derek Jeter

3. “I get asked enough questions, I try not to ask too many questions.” Derek Jeter

4. “Obviously, you’re known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete.” Derek Jeter

5. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” Derek Jeter

6. “The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.” Derek Jeter

7. “I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams – I’m not knocking other teams – but there’s only one shortstop on the Yankees.” Derek Jeter

8. “You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.” Derek Jeter

9. “I wouldn’t call myself great. The thing that I prided myself on in my career was consistency.” Derek Jeter

10. “When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.” Derek Jeter

11. “You got to have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.” Derek Jeter

12. ” My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.” Derek Jeter

13. “We just want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don’t really reflect on what we’ve done in the past. We focus on the present.” Derek Jeter

14. “My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.” Derek Jeter

15.”I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.” Derek Jeter

16. “So many people are insanely busy nowadays, and it’s easy to say, ‘Ah, I’ll work out tomorrow.’ But you have to set aside a time and stick to that schedule.” Derek Jeter

17. “You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the World Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.” Derek Jeter

18. “You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series.” Derek Jeter

19. “It’s never over. You don’t want to be in the position to be down four runs in the ninth inning, but it’s not over until the last out.” Derek Jeter

20. “I’m not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.” Derek Jeter

21. “I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.” Derek Jeter

22. “My grandmother asks me to race down the street, I’m going to try to beat her. And I’ll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes.” Derek Jeter

23. “God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.” Derek Jeter

24. “I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I’ll always sign for a kid before an adult. It’s funny, because I was never big into autographs as a kid. The only player who I ever wanted an autograph from was Dave Winfield.” Derek Jeter

25. “Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.” Derek Jeter

26. “Sometimes people complicate things by thinking too much about what someone might think of what they said or did.” Derek Jeter

27. “I looked up to my parents because they were very successful in what they wanted to do. I was lucky; I didn’t have to look far for role models.” Derek Jeter

28. “My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.” Derek Jeter

29. “I can have fun anywhere, as long as I’m with good people. But in the offseason, I like to go somewhere warm, a nice spot in the Caribbean.” Derek Jeter

30. “Leadership is more about what you do, not what you say.” Derek Jeter

31. “I think there’s something wrong with me – I like to win in everything I do, regardless of what it is. You want to race down the street, I want to beat you. If we’re playing checkers, I want to win. You beat me, it’s going to bother me. I just enjoy competition.” Derek Jeter

32. “I try to stay as private as possible; I know that’s difficult, especially playing here in New York, but I make an attempt at it.” Derek Jeter

33. “During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.” Derek Jeter

34. “I always take criticism as a challenge. It’s the way I’ve always looked at it.” Derek Jeter

35. “When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.” Derek Jeter

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