35 Motivational Pat Riley Quotes For Success In Life

Patrick James Riley is an American professional basketball executive and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995 and head coach in two separate tenures. These Pat Riley Quotes will motivate you.

Best Pat Riley Quotes

  1. There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. ~ Pat Riley
  2. Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. ~ Pat Riley
  3. If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. ~ Pat Riley
  4. Excellence happens when you try each day to both do and be, a little better than you were yesterday! ~ Pat Riley
  5. You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. ~ Pat Riley
  6. The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept a role, and strive to become excellent playing it. ~ Pat Riley

  7. Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won’t get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback. ~ Pat Riley
  8. Anytime you stop striving to get better, you’re bound to get worse. ~ Pat Riley
  9. Great players and great teams want to be driven. They want to be pushed to the edge. They don’t want to be cheated. Ordinary players and average teams want it to be easy ~ Pat Riley
  10. All of us have at least one great voice deep inside. People are products of their environment. A lucky few are born into situations in which positive messages abound. Others grow up hearing messages of fear and failure, which they must block out so the positive can be heard. But the positive and courageous voice will always emerge, somewhere, sometime, for all of us. Listen for it, and your breakthroughs will come. ~ Pat Riley
  11. Don’t let other people tell you what you want. ~ Pat Riley Quotes
  12. In every adversity, there is a seed of equivalent benefit. ~ Pat Riley

  13. The most DIFFICULT thing for individuals to do when they become part of a team is to sacrifice, it is much EASIER to be selfish. ~ Pat Riley
  14. The changes in your life aren’t always what you hoped for. But they usually help you grow. ~ Pat Riley
  15. The key to success is to learn to do something right and then do it right every time. ~ Pat Riley
  16. Any team can be a miracle team. The catch is that you have got to go out and work for your miracles. Effort is what ultimately separates great teams from ordinary teams. ~ Pat Riley
  17. Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. ~ Pat Riley
  18. If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue. ~ Pat Riley
  19. Am I a control freak? No. Do I believe in organization? You bet. In discipline? In being on time and making sure everything at the hotel is ready and right? Definitely. I don’t control players. I try to control the environment around the players so they can flourish. ~ Pat Riley
  20. We sometimes need adversity to fathom our true depths. ~ Pat Riley

  21. Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers. ~ Pat Riley
  22. When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor. ~ Pat Riley
  23. In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment. ~ Pat Riley
  24. Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission. ~ Pat Riley
  25. Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing! ~ Pat Riley
  26. Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. ~ Pat Riley

  27. I’ve learned to keep things simple. Look at your choices, pick the best one, then go to work with all your heart. ~ Pat Riley
  28. There’s no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it. ~ Pat Riley
  29. Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable. ~ Pat Riley
  30. We measure areas of performance that are often ignored: jumping in pursuit of every rebound even if you don’t get it, swatting at every pass, diving for loose balls, letting someone smash into you in order to draw the foul. These ‘effort’ statistics are also stored on computer. Effort is what ultimately separates journeyman players from impact players. Knowing how well a player executes all these little things is the key to unlocking career-best performances. ~ Pat Riley
  31. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. ~ Pat Riley
  32. Great players crave instruction on their weaknesses. ~ Pat Riley
  33. When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. ~ Pat Riley
  34. From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty. ~ Pat Riley
  35. It’s what you get from games you lose that is extremely important. ~ Pat Riley

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