Famous Entrepreneur Quotes
Alex Morgan’s Quotes
“You just need to be happy where you are right now and just have a positive outlook on it.”
“Before every game, the key to my preparation is consistency.”
” It’s all about hard work. It’s all about going out there and practicing more than your opponent, than your teammates.”
Alex Morgan’s Top 10 Rules For Entrepreneurship, Business and Success
She’s an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She’s a forward for the Portland Thorns FC and for the US Women’s National Soccer Team. She was the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and a FIFA World Player of the Year Finalist. She’s Alex Morgan, and here are her top 10 rules for success.
Rule #1: Everyone Has Their Talent
I played a lot of sports when I was younger, and I was settled on soccer because the ’99 team really motivated me. My dad would go out on the soccer field with me every day and it pushed myself in a good way and motivated me to be the best player I could be. Soccer was just my thing and I wanted to make it to the US Women’s National Team. My favorite goal was against Italy. I scored in probably the 93rd minute, and I think that’s one of the best parts of my game is my finishing. Everyone has their talent, but it’s what you do with that talent to make it great.
Rule #2: Take It Day By Day
I’m not worried about my future, about what I’m going to do in 10 years after soccer. It’s about right now, how I can contribute to the team’s success, how I can make sure that I’m physically and mentally ready for each game. So, it’s really just taking it day by day and knowing that the future is so uncertain. You just need to be happy where you are right now and just have a positive outlook on it.
Rule #3: Plan Your Day
So, in the morning, I get a good night’s sleep, and in the mornings I try and get out on here on Alki and just kind of walk around. It’s just a really beautiful place to kind of start your morning and have a positive mentality going into your day. Yoga definitely fits into my life in terms of preparation. It’s great just to have that sense of feeling at ease with yourself. Stretching is a huge part of soccer and making sure that you’re pretty flexible, and I just love the feeling of kind of being alone a little bit and being able to take my mind off of soccer, but at the same time, the reason I go to yoga is to help me succeed in soccer.
Rule #4: You Can’t Look Back
I didn’t expect when I sprained my ankle back in late October that it would come to this, and that was the hardest part for me, was kind of doubting myself, like, well, why didn’t I take it easier? Why didn’t I kind of pull myself out of training or out of a game? But you can’t look back. You kind of just need to look forward. It was definitely hard, but I feel like now that I’m actually seeing improvement. We just got an MRI. It kind of helps me a little bit mentally to be able to do a bike a little bit, to be able to swim. I wasn’t able to do anything on crutches, so now knowing that there’s improvement, I’m able to do some stuff, I feel a lot more, I guess, happy.
Rule #5: Consistency Is The Key
Before every game, the key to my preparation is consistency. I really think that every athlete is a little bit superstitious, and if an athlete tells you otherwise, I think they’re lying. So, yes, I do a couple of things. I definitely put on my right sock before my left sock, and I like to take a nap at the same time and eat the same things, and then right before the game I like to do a lot of mental visualization, so I’ll go in a locker and just put on headphones and just imagine myself in the game.
Rule #6: Focus On What You Do Best
When people ask me how I balance non-soccer stuff, the things off the field, I think it just, I’ve been more confident in the last couple of years with the decisions I make and the opportunities that I’m given and the decisions whether to go through with it or not.
If it’s authentic to who I am, whether it’s a company I’m representing or whether it’s an event I’m going to or whether it’s a photo shoot that I’ve been asked to do, I think it’s just weighing all of the things and making sure that nothing is standing in the way of what I do best and what I’m here for, and that’s to play soccer.
Rule #7: It’s All About Hard Work
I think there’s no secret to success. I mean, I think Abby definitely hit the nail on the head. It’s all about hard work. It’s all about going out there and practicing more than your opponent, than your teammates. It’s about mentally preparing every single day. It’s about not slacking off, putting in that time and work. And you can tell from Abby that she has put in that work, and that’s, I think, the reason that she is so successful. But at the end of the day, there is no secret to why we are so successful.
Rule #8: Have Confidence In Yourself
I think most forwards like to play under pressure, or else you wouldn’t play the forward position. But I do like that pressure. And sometimes you don’t always succeed, and that’s okay. And as a forward you have to find that balance. I mean, you’re going to shoot five times and maybe you’ll score once, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll get three goals out of three shots. So, it’s a little unpredictable and you’ve just kind of got to go with it and have confidence in yourself.
Rule #9: Make The People You Love Proud
You know, I’ve wanted to be an Olympic gold medalist since I was seven years old, so that was a dream come true for me.
Interviewer: Your role models are who, I wonder?
My role models, I mean, I definitely looked up to Kristine Lilly, Mia Hamm, Abby even in high school and getting on the national team. But I feel like I always wanted to kind of make my parents proud, and they were the two people that came to every single game and just were my biggest fans.
Rule #10: Dream Big
It’s not what I wanted them to see. I just wanted them to feel the passion and I wanted them to grow that passion, because this is exactly what I dreamed of when I was a young kid, when I was watching you. This is what I dreamed off. I’m going to cry.
Interviewer: You’re going to make me cry; stop.
But just to dream big, ’cause dreams do happen.
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Alex Morgan’s Rules
- Everyone Has Their Talent
- Take It Day By Day
- Plan Your Day
- You Can’t Look Back
- Consistency Is The Key
- Focus On What You Do Best
- It’s All About Hard Work
- Have Confidence In Yourself
- Make The People You Love Proud
- Dream Big
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