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35 Inspirational Jimmy Johnson Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Jimmy Johnson Quotes On Success

James William Johnson is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University from 1979 to 1983 and the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988. Johnson then moved to the National Football League (NFL), serving as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1993, winning two Super Bowls with the team, and finally serving as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 1996 to 1999. As of 2016, he is an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, the Fox network’s NFL pregame show for the NFL games. On January 12, 2020, it was announced that he would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Johnson and fellow coach-turned-analyst Bill Cowher are the only two coaches to be inducted for what is called the “Centennial Class”, commemorating the NFL’s 100th anniversary. May these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.” Jimmy Johnson

2. “With ‘Survivor’ – I didn’t get any sleep, there was no food, we had to boil our water, plus, it was physically taxing during the day. That’s what made it more difficult than three-a-day practices.” Jimmy Johnson

3. “You’ve got to make sure that every body’s putting in the work and you’ve got to have the discipline to go out there and get the job done.” Jimmy Johnson

4. “When I went to the Dolphins, we retained most of their coaching staff, and of course, we had a few veteran players. So, I just tried to add a few pieces here and there.” Jimmy Johnson

5. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Jimmy Johnson

6. “Football rewards the guys that are in great condition.” Jimmy Johnson

7. “I can’t confirm any rumors. I’m happy doing what I’m doing. I have no interest in going back to coaching.” Jimmy Johnson

8. “I’ve seen every second of ‘Survivor’ since it started.” Jimmy Johnson

9. “I’ve seen every second of ‘Survivor’ since it started.” Jimmy Johnson

10. “An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all.” Jimmy Johnson

11. “You can’t be a sloppy football team and be successful in the NFL.” Jimmy Johnson

12. “Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.” Jimmy Johnson

13. “I don’t want to lose the feeling I have for players, but the pro system almost causes you to be cold and insensitive, when you have to release players yearly.” Jimmy Johnson

14. “Elliott’s bigger, stronger, maybe even a step faster than Emmitt Smith, but they’re both very similar. I think, you know, Ezekiel Elliott is a more powerful runner. He runs over people. Both of ’em can make people miss, so you don’t really get a big shot on ’em. But Elliott will take on tacklers, whereas, you know, Emmitt never did this.” Jimmy Johnson

15. “Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” Jimmy Johnson

16. “I was the personnel director there with the Cowboys.” Jimmy Johnson

17. “Anybody who has ever been around me knows I’ll give you my opinion.” Jimmy Johnson

18. “A head coach has to be able to oversee all facets of the team and of the game.” Jimmy Johnson

19. “In some ways ‘Survivor’ might have saved my life.” Jimmy Johnson

20. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a person as if he were where he could be and should be, and he will become what he could be and should be.” Jimmy Johnson

21. “I’m really impressed with Kolb there in Philadelphia. He’s a very talented quarterback.” Jimmy Johnson

22. “I think the biggest thing was that when I was in college, I really concentrated on personnel. That was my strength, and I was, in essence, my own recruiting coordinator. And when I went to the pros, I did the same thing.” Jimmy Johnson

23. “You can’t really compare teams just because of two or three players.” Jimmy Johnson

24. “Of all the programs, I watch sporting events live and I watch ‘Survivor’ live. Everything else I TiVo.” Jimmy Johnson

25. “The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.” Jimmy Johnson

26. “I could start a fire from scratch.” Jimmy Johnson

27. “I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.” Jimmy Johnson

28. “I’m not a bad man.” Jimmy Johnson

29. “Just following ‘Survivor’ over the years, sometimes if an individual is not a threat and he doesn’t rub anybody the wrong way and he can get into an alliance, he can hang out there for a while.” Jimmy Johnson

30. “Military leaders aren’t made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you.” Jimmy Johnson

31. “I know as a coach and a player we had three a day practices and that was physically taxing but at least we had food in our stomach and a good nights rest and plenty of cold water.” Jimmy Johnson

32. “A lot of coaches could ration out their time. They could delegate. They would make time for their family. But when I was coaching I would almost laugh at those guys. I knew we were working the extra hours to get an edge on them.” Jimmy Johnson

33. “There is a way to practice hard and be physical without pads. You can still be a physical football team and be efficient in practice without pads. The 49ers practiced like that for a long period of time in the 1980s under Bill Walsh and were extremely successful when all the other teams were practicing in pads.” Jimmy Johnson

34. “In fact, one of the conversations I had with Jason Garrett, you know, sometimes X’s and O’s get so complicated, and a coach gets so into that that he forgets the most important thing is players win ballgames. Make sure that the players are properly equipped and motivated to do their jobs.” Jimmy Johnson

35. “I want to do what I want to do, when I want to do it.” Jimmy Johnson

I hope you enjoyed these Jimmy Johnson Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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