April 14, 2023

Top 11 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Team

Dana Bernardino

These Inspirational Quotes are for coaches.

Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to be directly involved in the coaching and development of millions of workers across hundreds of brands across the globe.

It has been a tremendous experience.

It has allowed me the opportunity to watch up close and observe the difference between a coach that is transformative and a manager that is transactional. These experiences have had a direct impact on the creation and growth of 1Huddle and were the inspiration for these quotes. These are some of my favorites…

Now a word of warning…

Like any good coach – if you are reading this you like quotes. And, you must know that a quote is a tool. You use it in all types of situations – meetings, signs, slack, text, email, shirts – Inspirational Quotes everywhere.

These Inspirational Quotes are mine – and are frequently heard at 1Huddle HQ or on calls with our clients. But, one thing I’ve learned over the years is that coaches are thieves. They are always on the hunt for a great quote to take and make their own. With that I have opted not to source every quote, not because I am trying to take credit, but because any good quote is never really owned by the coach. They often come from their experiences, fellow coaches, players, and even competitors – and just like one person shouldn’t take credit for a whole team’s success, neither should a thought or quote. That being said, I still opted to give certain quotes some extra love given their original source.

But, know that it does you no good on your shelf. Take what resonates, make it your own, and put it into action.

So, here are 11 of my favorite inspirational quotes to motivate your team. 

  1. “Some want to be great and some wannabe great.” 
  2. “Champions behave like champions before they are champions.” –Bill Walsh
  3. “Plant trees you will never see.”
  4. “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” –Coach Deion Sanders
  5. “Adversity causes some to break; others to break records.” –William A. Ward
  6. “Pressure is a privilege.”
  7. “Anybody can start. Only champions finish.”
  8. “Confidence comes from being prepared.” –Coach John Wooden
  9. “Your reps create your rep.” 
  10. “Success is never final, but failure can be.”
  11. “You play the way you practice.” 

Now, back to work.

About 1Huddle

1Huddle is a coaching and development platform that uses quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively educate, elevate, and energize your workforce — from frontline to full-time.

With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a mobile library of 3,000+ quick-burst employee skill games, an on-demand game marketplace that covers 16 unique workforce skill areas, and the option for personalized content, 1Huddle is changing the way organizations think about their training – from a one-time boring onboarding experience to a continuous motivational tool. 

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, PIMCO, TAO Group, and the United States Air Force. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit 1huddle.co.

Dana Bernardino, Manager of Digital Marketing at 1Huddle

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