Walter Payton: On Greatness

When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you. — Walter Payton, football player

What are people telling you? How have you inspired other people? How will you inspire other people? How will other people inspire you?

Walter Payton on Greatness

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More Great Thoughts from Walter Payton

If you ask me how I want to be remembered, it is as a winner. You know what a winner is? A winner is somebody who has given his best effort, who has tried the hardest they possibly can, who has utilized every ounce of energy and strength within them to accomplish something. ― Walter Payton, author, Never Die Easy

We are stronger together than we are alone. — Walter Payton, football player

Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without giving it your best. — Walter Payton, football player

Most important thought, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. — Walter Payton, football player

Tough times go away. Tough people do not. — Walter Payton, football player

Children have always brought a tremendous amount of joy to me and I feel that if you can catch them at a young age you can really change a life. There are a lot of studies that show that one act of kindness to these children has a 40% chance of making that child have a completely different outcome in their life. What you hope is that you can get a kid to believe in something and to believe in themselves. — Walter Payton, football player

I wanted to be a professional drummer. — Walter Payton, football player

I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; be it negative or positive, it has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect. — Walter Payton, football player

A lot of fans were drawn to me because they knew that whatever the score was, I was going to run as hard as I could on every play. You don’t have that now. You have guys waiting for next week or even next year. — Walter Payton, football player

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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