John Willkom Quotes

Who is John Willkom?

John Willkom is an American former basketball player and author. Willkom wrote two books on basketball 'Walk-On Warrior: Drive, Discipline, and the Will to Win' and 'No Fear In The Arena'.

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Best 13 Quotes by John Willkom

Walk-On Warrior Quotes

“Coaches, players, and trainers who know how to focus and concentrate in the moment achieve success.”

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“Creating the right culture sustains people through the highs and lows, and it all starts with leadership.”

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“Every day was a battle to be won or lost, and most of the time I would lose to bigger, stronger, and faster athletes. Yet, it was that constant quest to maximize my ability that kept me going.”

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“Game shots, game spots, game speed.”

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“Getting to that ‘never quit, never say die’ mentality is a subtle difference between champions and their competition.”

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“How do I maintain a consistent intensity and level of excellence in everything I do?”

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“How many people stop at ten repetitions simply because their workout sheet says ten?”

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“If you haven’t broken your nose in basketball, you haven’t really played. You’ve just tokened it.”

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“Maximum effort doesn’t allow for you to hoot and holler; you literally have nothing left.”

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“The physical results of being pushed so hard eventually fade, but the mental grit to get through anything stays with you for life.”

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“When you love something, it never leaves you.”

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“Whether it’s in basketball or business, you need to want to kick people’s ass.”

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“You learn early on that even if you’re right, you never challenge a coach in front of the rest of the team.”

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