Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who holds the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete at 28, including 23 gold medals and 13 individual golds. Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team. He was the first American male swimmer to earn a spot on five Olympic teams and also made history as the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history at the age of 28. During an interview in the midst of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he told NBC that he ate 12,000 calories per day to fuel his five-hour, six-days-per-week training leading up to the Games. Michael Phelps quotes will boost your motivation in your life. EliteColumn presents a list of 20 handpicked Michael Phelps quotes.
20 Motivational Michael Phelps Quotes
I found something I love, and I never gave up.
If you say can’t you’re restricting what you can do or ever will do.
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, ‘Well, what do I do? What’s best for me?’ I need to look into options for the future.
If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.
The one thing that’s common to all successful people. They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong.
Things won’t go perfect. It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.
With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait… this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up.’
If you’re not serious about training, conditioning, and practice. You’re not serious about being your best.
You have to have a dream so that you can get up in the morning.
Everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.
It’s cool just because I’ve had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it’s finally happening.
It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk in to your arena or – whatever you excel at, you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.
I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more your dream, the farther you get.
When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel once I finally reach my goal.
If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.
There are always going to be obstacles that come in your way, stay positive.