35 Inspirational Mike Ditka Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Mike Ditka Quotes On Success

Michael Keller Ditka is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College (1986) and the Pro (1988) Football Halls of Fame, he was UPI NFL Rookie of Year in 1961, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and a six-time All-Pro tight end with the National Football League’s Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII, and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to the NFL’s 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach. Ditka, Flores, Gary Kubiak, and Doug Pederson are also the only people in modern NFL history to win a championship as head coach of a team he played for previously. Ditka is the only person to participate in both of the last two Chicago Bears’ league championships, as a player in 1963 and as head coach in 1985. May these Mike Ditka Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.” Mike Ditka

2. “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” Mike Ditka

3. “Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.” Mike Ditka

4. “In life, you get what you tolerate.” Mike Ditka

5. “If things came easy, then everybody would be great at what they did, let’s face it.” Mike Ditka

6. “I think it’s important to stretch as you get older, but I try to do basically all the things I did when I played, except I can’t do them as well and as much.” Mike Ditka

7. “Effort without talent is a depressing situation, but talent without effort is a tragedy.” Mike Ditka

8. “When I get my heart rate up, I get good exercise and I think it’s good for a lot of things, plus it’s not hurting my hips right now.” Mike Ditka

9. “You see people who have been very heavy in their life who have taken that body, trimmed it down, firmed it up through discipline, exercise and being able to say no. Eating properly, that all comes into it.” Mike Ditka

10. “Some people are willing to pay the price and it’s the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There’s some discipline involved. There’s some sacrifices.” Mike Ditka

11. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” Mike Ditka

12. “I mean, when you’ve had a problem in your past, whether it’s attributed directly to high cholesterol or not, you want to lower your cholesterol. You want to eat healthy. You want to feel healthy. You want to have a little more energy.” Mike Ditka

13. “I do some weights and I do a lot of stretching.” Mike Ditka

14. “Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.” Mike Ditka

15. “People want a cop-out, listen I’m a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.” Mike Ditka

16. “Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.” Mike Ditka

17. “Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” Mike Ditka

18. “I’m not going to make it the all – everything. Our (the Saints) goal is to get better, make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, but I’m not gonna anguish over it like I have in the past.” Mike Ditka

19. “If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.” Mike Ditka

20. “It’s your body and you’re going to have a much better life, you are going to have a quality life, better lifestyle, you’re going to be healthier, you’re going to be happier, you’re going to enjoy the people around you and they’re going to enjoy you more.” Mike Ditka

21. “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” Mike Ditka

22. “Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don’t know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there’s chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress.” Mike Ditka

23. “I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly, get your rest and exercise. If you don’t exercise and do the other two, I still don’t think it’s going to help you that much.” Mike Ditka

24. “We have a strange and wonderful relationship – he’s strange and I’m wonderful.” Mike Ditka

25. “I don’t know how to put it, but yet you know we have so many people who the way they look at life, the way they work depends on what happens, us winning or losing. It’s kind of crazy. So, I kind of got caught up in that, I’m gonna try to stay away from that.” Mike Ditka

26. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.” Mike Ditka

27. “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” Mike Ditka

28. “There’s just me and my wife and a dog and we feed him Healthy Choice also.” Mike Ditka

29. “I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I’ve cut that way back.” Mike Ditka

30. “Here’s what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We’re given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.” Mike Ditka

31. “Eating properly is great. I mean you cut the fat down, cut the cholesterol out, but still you got to get your rest and you got to have some form of exercise.” Mike Ditka

32. “So, when it comes to eating healthy, it’s just doing the right thing. And it’s not something you have to do 365 days a year, but I think it’s something you have to do 25 days a month. Let’s put it that way.” Mike Ditka

33. “Just because you liked something as a youngster doesn’t mean you have to like it as an adult. You can change your taste a little bit on the sweets and things like that.” Mike Ditka

34. “You gotta live in the moment. I don’t care what you’ve done in your life, it has nothing to do with what you’re gonna do or what you can do. The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift-that’s why they call it the present.” Mike Ditka

35. “What you feel spiritually. I think a lot of that has to do with it. If you have no spiritual life, chances are everything is going to aggravate you, you’re going to fly off the handle at everything and that’s what I did in the past. I’ve kind of got that under control now.” Mike Ditka

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