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  • Feb
  • 06

Motivational Quotes by Indian Female Athletes with A Champion’s Mindset

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Seize the day!

There is nothing more invigorating than getting a good jolt of energy that makes you feel on top of the world. That can be from exercise or from knocking out a problematic challenge or simply from some great words of inspiration (like quotes).

We all love quotes because they are nuggets of wisdom that are helpful when things get tough. Quotes can inspire, motivate and transform you all at once. It is no wonder why they are commonplace in society’s lexicon.

So, if you are looking for that little jolt of inspiration here are some awesome quotes from Indian female athletes that will motivate you to “Kick-Ass” today in achieving your goals.




Overcome Hardship

"The hardships I faced in my formative years are the foundation of my strength." - MC Mary Kom


Follow Your Heart

“Follow your heart, and don't be subservient to anyone. Shut out the world, and only listen to your heart to fulfill your dreams.” Dutee Chand


Prove Them Wrong

“Many said sports aren’t my cup of tea, but I decided to prove myself in sports and show everybody that I am incredible and there is no field where the disabled child is less than nobody.” – Palak Kohli


Be bold and brave

"My philosophy is to not be scared of anyone. If I play well, great; if I don’t, I learn from the match and move." - Saina Nehwal


No excuses

“The greatest asset is a strong mind. If I know someone is training harder than I am, I have no excuses.” – P.V. Sindhu


Give 100%

“When I go out on court, I don’t care what I look like. I don’t care if I’m out of my bed as long as I win the match, and that’s what I’m there for. It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing, it doesn’t matter what I look, it doesn’t matter what my hair feels like. All I feel is the moment I have to play well, give my 100% and win the match. “– Sania Mirza


Hard work brings satisfaction

"Happiness is nothing but satisfaction - satisfaction through work, thoughts and accomplishing our mission." - PT Usha


Don’t Doubt Yourself

“Whatever the competition, whoever the opponent, I keep telling myself I have to get out of here as a winner.” – Vinesh Phogat


Find Intrinsic Motivation

"Ultimately, one excels only at the things one truly enjoys and is willing to work hard at." - Aditi Chauhan


Surpass Expectations

“I was disappointed. There I was, standing with an Olympic bronze medal around my neck, but all I could think of was missing out on the gold. I had worked hard and believed I deserved gold. So, coming third in something that you are really good at, is not a memory that fades away easily.” –Karnam Malleswari


The Real Champions

"Believe it or not, I'm one of the fortunate, among very few who reached the world top with a single KIDNEY, allergic with even a painkiller, with a dead take-off leg. Many limitations. still made it. Can we call, the magic of a coach or his talent." – Anju Bobby George


Live a life with no regrets

“I hate living with regret. I believe in discipline and routines. I believe in hard work because even If I don’t reach my goal, I can look at myself in the mirror and say I gave it my all.” –Rani Rampal


Make a plan

“It’s okay to feel sad but you will keep feeling sad unless you sit down and make a plan. A plan gives you hope. This hope charges me to start working. And slowly, I know when work starts happening and I feel nice, it will help me the next day.” – Heena Sidhu


Take Risks

"If you want to achieve something in life, you have to take risks." - Dipa Karmakar


Taking a step back

“Sometimes when you're travelling and playing, life gets a bit monotonous and at times you're just going through the motions every day. So I feel like it's important to take a step back and realise why you started playing the sport in the first place, why you fell in love with the game.” –Ashwini Ponnappa



"On the field, it isn’t about who you are, where you are from, and how long it has taken you to get there. Sports allow us all to dream a little." - Swapna Barman


Develop objective thinking

“I am an emotional person, but chess has taught me that just because you want something badly and feel that you deserve it, it’s not going to happen. Even if I am feeling really emotional about something, I have learnt to think more objectively.” –Tania Sachdev


Age is just a number

"Age is not a matter or factor. If the person has courage, determination and is mentally strong, he or she can do every thing in life and society. " – Kunjarani Devi


Go Hard Or Go Home

“Play hard, play for yourself, but most importantly, play for your country…there’s nothing greater than wearing the India jersey.” –Bala Devi


Stay Focused

"I never wasted time getting affected by the negative things people had to say and rather used all my energy and focus to better my game." - Jwala Gutta


No substitute for hard work

"There is no substitute for hard work and you must never give up on your dreams, no matter what challenges are faced. Head out, chase it, and believe me, it will be the most satisfying feeling once you achieve it." - Sakshi Malik



Keep going

“People praise you only till the time you are performing on the field; the day you stop, they won’t even look back at your career. You have to be practical as a player and keep performing.” – Jhulan Goswami


Do what you love. Love what you do

“Every medal I will win is dedicated to my father. I didn’t like gymnastics initially. But my father kept saying I’m good at it. Then the gold medals in nationals started coming. I started loving the sport and its movements. After every hard day, there was a medal as a prize.” – Aruna Reddy




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