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35 Inspirational Lou Holtz Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Lou Holtz Quotes On Success

Louis Leo Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the New York Jets (1976), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz’s 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. In 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. May these Lou Holtz Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make.” Lou Holtz

2. “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” Lou Holtz

3. “Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by.” Lou Holtz

4. “Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn.” Lou Holtz

5. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” Lou Holtz

6. “Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.” Lou Holtz

7. “If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” Lou Holtz

8. “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.” Lou Holtz

9. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” Lou Holtz

10. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

11. “Underconfidence breeds underachievement.” Lou Holtz

12. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz

13. “Don’t run if you can walk. Don’t walk if you can stand. Don’t stand if you can sit. Don’t sit if you can lie down.” Lou Holtz

14. “Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.” Lou Holtz

15. “Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.” Lou Holtz

16. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” Lou Holtz

17. “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.” Lou Holtz

18. “The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.” Lou Holtz

19. “You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.” Lou Holtz

20. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

21. “It’s always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie.” Lou Holtz

22. “I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in.” Lou Holtz

23. “You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” Lou Holtz

24. “The price of leadership is responsibility, and part of that responsibility is to stay positive whether you feel like it or not.” Lou Holtz

25. “I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” Lou Holtz

26. “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” Lou Holtz

27. “I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” Lou Holtz

28. “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” Lou Holtz

29. “The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.” Lou Holtz

30. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz

31. “There are certain things in this world we all have in common such as time. Everybody has sixty seconds to a minute, sixty minutes to an hour, twenty-four hours to a day. The difference is what we do with that time and how we use it.” Lou Holtz

32. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” Lou Holtz

33. “It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.” Lou Holtz

34. “Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?” Lou Holtz

35. “Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.” Lou Holtz

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