Jim Abbott Quotes

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Jim Abbott Quotes

I think my career will be remembered for what it was and what it is, and I dont need more than that.
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I knew how far a little boy or girl could run with 50 words of reassurance.

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It's not the disability that defines you; it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with.

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Jim Abbott Quotes: Never allow the circumstances of your
Never allow the circumstances of your life to become an excuse. People will allow you to do it. But I believe we have a personal obligation to make the most of the abilities we have.

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Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart.

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The bible tells us to be grateful in every situation. I am grateful for mine.

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My advice is that you go and do something that you are really driven to do. I loved to play baseball and, because I loved it, I practiced it. Some of us have limitations, but if you are passionate about something and if you have the drive, then you can accomplish it.

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Jim Abbott Quotes: People will tell you that i overcame
People will tell you that I overcame obstacles? Maybe. But the truth is I was incredibly blessed in my life. More was given than was ever taken away.

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My goal is to encourage people to see the possibilities that life holds. So many great things can happen in life, if we can find our own way of doing things, and believe in ourselves, no matter what challenges surround you.

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In the 8th inning you can't hear the roar of the 9th, all you can do to hold yourself together, and trust.

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I hope what people learned from watching me is that just because you do things a little differently doesn't mean you can't do them just as well.

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Jim Abbott Quotes: It was always just trying to move to the
It was always just trying to move to the next limit. I didn't think about making the major leagues - every kid has that dream, I had it, but when I was in Little League I just wanted to make the junior high team. When I was in junior high, I wanted to make the Varsity team.

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I think you need optimism. I believe that's incredibly important that you be optimistic that you can do things different and still do them just as well. That's very important to success - just to have a positive outlook. I know it's not easy to do that.

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I loved throwing a baseball. It is so important to find something in life you feel crazy about. Because you are so passionate you naturally practice. The hard work that it takes to do something well will come easily.

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I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.

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Jim Abbott Quotes: I believe that challenges can push us
I believe that challenges can push us beyond what we might otherwise be able to accomplish.

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Slowing it all down and analyzing our mental approach is a surprisingly effective way of becoming a better player.

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The no-hitter was the highlight of my career. The specialness of it, I didn't know how lasting it would be when it happened. Everywhere I go, people talk about that game, how exciting it was. That makes me very proud. I'm awfully happy that a ball didn't bloop in somewhere.

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I always wanted to be a shortstop so I could play more often!

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Jim Abbott Quotes: I could always throw the ball pretty
I could always throw the ball pretty well and I worked pretty hard at learning how to play the game. But I didn't consider it work as a kid, since I just loved playing baseball.

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There are times when you're tired and times when you don't believe in yourself. That's when you have to stick it out and draw on the confidence that you have deep down beneath all the doubts and worries.

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I still get a lot of letters from kids and parents who face different challenges and disabilities. I share some of the lessons that I learned through sports and baseball, which makes me feel good. It's incredible to have an impact that way.

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I wanted to be like Nolan Ryan. I didn't want to be like Pete Gray ... And I don't want kids to be like me because I have one hand. I want kids to be like Jim Abbott because he's a baseball pitcher at Michigan and he won the Big Ten Championship game, and not because I can field a bunt and throw to first.

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Jim Abbott Quotes: I benefited from tremendous
I benefited from tremendous encouragement as a kid. So many people reached out to me, helped me, and believed in me even when I didn't always believe in myself.

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I think my career will be remembered for what it was and what it is, and I don't need more than that.

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I want my career to be judged by what I did on the field. I appreciate the honors.

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You know I still get nervous speaking in front of people. Speaking reminds me of pitching in that way. No matter how much you prepare, there is always that anxiety to perform. Those butterflies. You learn to embrace that stress. Eventually you realize that stress is what pushes you to perform at your peak ... But man the roller coaster! I told myself that after my career was over I would live my life quietly, out of the public eye, with no chance of embarrassing myself in front of large groups of people. Yet ... here I am!

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I had an incredible experience living in New York, playing for the Yankees, to go through all of the things I did, including the no-hitter. It was a very memorable time.

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If you keep harping on a disability, then you'll start believing there is one. So I don't.

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