64 Bo Jackson Quotes On Success In Life

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson is an American former professional baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football. Jackson’s elite achievements in multiple sports have given him a reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all time. These Bo Jackson quotes will motivate you.

Best Bo Jackson Quotes

  1. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” ~ Bo Jackson
  2. “It’s all about the attitude, gut, heart, and determination to go out and give 120% every time to try and help the team win.” ~ Bo Jackson
  3. “Don’t run too fast through life. You only have one.” ~ Bo Jackson
  4. “If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.” ~ Bo Jackson
  5. “I’ll never worry about not being successful. I’ll just take it one day at a time, one season at a time. And play as hard as I can.” ~ Bo Jackson
  6. “Don’t plan to repent at the 11th hour – you may die at 10:30.” ~ Bo Jackson

  7. “Don’t put off until tomorrow the loving words you can say today.” ~ Bo Jackson
  8. “Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you’ve got patience. They’d both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy – and a little more patient.” ~ Bo Jackson , Bo Jackson quotes on football
  9. “I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.” ~ Bo Jackson
  10. “I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line.” ~ Bo Jackson
  11. “The only people I know getting in high places by running their mouth are politicians.” ~ Bo Jackson
  12. “I taught myself how to pole vault in one day. The next day I entered a meet to pole vault and won it all for the state of Alabama.” ~ Bo Jackson
  13. “It is better to give a lick than receive one. If anybody got in my way, I tried to run right through them.” ~ Bo Jackson

  14. “I struck out with two men on base. I was so angry, so frustrated, I turned and without even thinking about it, snapped my bat over my thigh. The bat split right in half. Afterward, reporters asked me if it was the first time I’d ever broken a bat over my thigh. “I broke an aluminum bat over my knee in college,” I said. (I was just kidding).” ~ Bo Jackson
  15. “I am a firm believer in if you can’t get it the old-fashioned way, you don’t need it.” ~ Bo Jackson
  16. “Don’t sell yourself short because without that you can’t go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can’t do anything else with that.” ~ Bo Jackson
  17. My workout was running down fly balls, stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field.” ~ Bo Jackson
  18. “I am my own person. What I’m doing, I’m happy with it. I’m doing what I want to.” ~ Bo Jackson
  19. “When I was a kid, everybody in the neighborhood picked me to be the one in jail or be in the cemetery by the time I was 20.” ~ Bo Jackson
  20. “Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.” ~ Bo Jackson

  21. “I grew up in a tough neighborhood where a lot of kids were older than me. The older kids decided to pick me on me starting when I was about 6 and it didn’t take me long to take a stand for myself.” ~ Bo Jackson
  22. My confidence and drive to go play came when I realized how gifted I was at such a young age and how much bigger my build was than the kids my age.” ~ Bo Jackson
  23. “Just let me do what I’m doing, and then when all of this is up, then you can say how my career was. Don’t try to sum up my career in one or two seasons. Let me finish it first.” ~ Bo Jackson
  24. “By doing that and being very competitive, the grown-ups started telling me even back before I started playing organized ball that I was too physical and too advanced for the kids my own age.” ~ Bo Jackson
  25. “It is better to give a lick than receive one.” ~ Bo Jackson”It is better to give a lick than receive one.” ~ Bo Jackson
  26. “I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don’t go to games.” ~ Bo Jackson
  27. “So, baseball is probably more physical of the two mentally.” ~ Bo Jackson

  28. “But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field – to enhance their physical appearance.” ~ Bo Jackson
  29. “You practice Monday through Friday in college, or Monday through Saturday in the pro’s – and then you just go out and knock somebody’s head off.” ~ Bo Jackson
  30. “I have no problem with my hips – I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I’m just not the fastest person on the field anymore.” ~ Bo Jackson
  31. “I guarantee you that’s what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.” ~ Bo Jackson
  32. “The way strength and conditioning has helped me now is that I make it a point to go to the gym every day if I can.” ~ Bo Jackson
  33. “Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps.” ~ Bo Jackson

  34. “If you have four years to complete your college education, do it.” ~ Bo Jackson
  35. “Back when I was training, probably the only nutritious thing on the market was Gatorade-that’s all that we knew. But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field to enhance their physical appearance. I am a firm believer in if you can’t get it the old-fashioned way, you don’t need it. You have a lot of people on the run and really don’t have time to sit down and eat a balanced meal.” ~ Bo Jackson
  36. “I was always active – I went from baseball to football. I didn’t have time to work out.” ~ Bo Jackson
  37. “I was a pitcher, shortstop, and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.” ~ Bo Jackson
  38. “If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates.” ~ Bo Jackson

  39. “I wanted to stay close enough so mom could see me play – where I could go home if I needed to.” ~ Bo Jackson
  40. “I was the type of guy that used to get up in the morning and go out and just outrun everybody on the field without stretching or warming up or anything.” ~ Bo Jackson
  41. “I’m the type of person, I cross the bridges once I get to ’em. I don’t try to plan my life three, four months in advance, because you don’t know if tomorrow’s promised to you.” ~ Bo Jackson
  42. “I always wanted to be a pilot.” ~ Bo Jackson
  43. “I love going out and doing new things.” ~ Bo Jackson
  44. “I hate to blow my own horn, but I gave a lot of people fits.” ~ Bo Jackson

  45. “I was always the fastest and strongest kid in my school so events like the 100 meter and discus throwing attracted me. I could throw the discus for great distance s without the proper spin and throw technique.” ~ Bo Jackson
  46. “So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball.” ~ Bo Jackson , Bo Jackson quotes on baseball
  47. “But now, I get up every morning and go to the gym because I don’t like waking up stiff or in pain and wondering if my hip is going to hurt me.” ~ Bo Jackson
  48. “The only thing I would change is during the summer – when I was working my summer job, if I was smart, I would have taken flying lessons at Auburn.” ~ Bo Jackson
  49. “I was always an Alabama fan growing up, but when the Alabama recruiter told me I would probably not be able to play until the end of my sophomore year, or the beginning of my junior year.” ~ Bo Jackson
  50. “In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.” ~ Bo Jackson
  51. “I’ve taken up golf in the past five or six years, and most of the time there aren’t too many people out there that can drive a ball further than I can.” ~ Bo Jackson
  52. “I’ve always played with kids that were five, six, seven years older than me.” ~ Bo Jackson

  53. “I took a lot of things for granted – especially how I treated my body.” ~ Bo Jackson
  54. “My favorite driver is always either the bad guy or the underdog.” ~ Bo Jackson
  55. “Growing up as a kid, the back of my house faced a little community airport about four or five miles from my house.” ~ Bo Jackson
  56. “Whenever I wasn’t watching the planes, I was playing community baseball, football, or something like that.” ~ Bo Jackson
  57. “My sophomore year I placed 2nd, and my junior and senior year – I got smart and piled up enough points between myself and second place where I didn’t have to run the mile.” ~ Bo Jackson
  58. “I have always been an avid bike rider. Even before I became an avid bike rider, I was an avid bike stealer when I was a kid. I am very educated on bikes.” ~ Bo Jackson
  59. “I think everyone would love to see Jeff Gordon lose or get run into the wall, but I think he uses that – similar to me.” ~ Bo Jackson
  60. “The first game was against Wake Forrest – I’ll never forget that game.” ~ Bo Jackson

  61. “Well, back when I was training, probably the only nutritious thing on the market was Gatorade – that’s all that we knew.” ~ Bo Jackson
  62. “So, I got a lot of recruitment letters from track.” ~ Bo Jackson
  63. “Really, it’s not harder to train for them because once baseball starts you play every day almost.” ~ Bo Jackson
  64. “It occurred to me in my junior year of high school. I got my first letter from a big college. I still have that letter to this day – a letter from Indiana.” ~ Bo Jackson

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