Golden State Warriors' insanely talented point guard and especially 3 point buzzer beating shooter Stephen Curry has all the essential ingredients for generational success in the NBA. Here's 15 of his most inspiring quotes that prove he's got what it takes and he's not afraid to be bold about it...
1.) Self-confidence in your abilities and a strong backbone:
"Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I'm going to make it."
2.) Facing the possibility of failure, and knowing the necessity of taking risks:
"I'm not the guy who's afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that."
3.) Dealing with pressure:
"I've never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I'm ready for the moment."
4.) The need for continuous growth:
"I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball."
5.) A limitless and self worthy mentality:
"I can do all things."
6.) Understanding the importance of family:
"There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what."
7.) A higher purpose outside of yourself:
"I do a little sign on the court every time i make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that i have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and i do it every time i step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for."
8.) Practice your passion to perfection:
"I want to practice to the point where it's almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that in the game things kind of slow down."
9.) Unwavering faith in yourself and humble gratitude:
"I can't say it enough: how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am, so -- I'm just blessed and I'm thankful; for where I am."
The following quotes are from Stephen Curry's 2014-2015 MVP acceptance speech:
10.) Visualize your dreams to bring them to life:
"I love playing basketball; there's no doubt about it. It's something I've been doing since -- what, mom and dad, two? With Fisher Price goals. My grandma's here; we were talking about it yesterday. She used to be my commentator. She used to be Bob Fitzgerald for me counting down the scores. I hit a game-winning shot or whatever, and I'd stumble over and give her a high five, stuff like that."
11.) Conquering your biggest obstacles and struggles:
"When it come to basketball, I was always the smallest kid on my team. I had a terrible, ugly, catapult shot from the time I was 14 because I wasn't strong enough to shoot over my head, and I had to reconstruct that over the summer and it was the worst three months of my life. You'd think there are no hurdles or obstacles that I had to overcome, but even when I got to high school I wasn't ranked. I wasn't ranked. I wasn't highly touted as a high school prospect. I had nobody really running, knocking on my door saying "Please, please, please come play for our school,"
12.) Insane work ethic and passion for what you do:
"If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life-- no matter what it is, whether it's sports or in other fields-- you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion about what you do. Basketball was mine, and that's what's carried me to this point."
13.) Be your absolute truest form of yourself:
"What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story."
14.) Success is a lot simpler than we make it and we usually already know what it takes:
"Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have, what you lack or what you have too much of, but all you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to."
15.) Gratitude. Attitude. Live in the presence:
"Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves, be humble, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life."
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