Here are some quotations that inspire our speakers.
'There is no passion to be found in playing small; in settling for a life which is less than the one you are capable of living.'
'If it wasn't hard, it wouldn't be worth doing...'
Sir Peter Blake
'Before any wonderful, long-lasting changes can take place in your life, you have to accept just that: this is your life. It's your responsibility. The buck stops with you. This might seem tough but it's also liberating.'
'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'
'We can do more than we think we can. We just have to dare to dream.'
'Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'
'We only have one life. No receipts, proof of purchase or refunds. Surround yourself with wonderful people. Go and visit the mountains and walk bare foot in the grass as often as possible. Call your mum, buy a trampoline and laugh at least 30 minutes every day. In fact, do whatever you want but make sure you enjoy it.'
'We are all a lot more physically and mentally capable than we give ourselves credit for. I say aim higher. You might just SURPRISE yourself.'
'Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport is about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks.'
Sir Roger Bannister
'If you lose, don't lose the lesson.'
'You are capable of so much more than you imagine. You have within your grasp virtually whatever target you set your sights on. To get there may not be easy. It may take your whole life, but if you are sufficiently determined, patient, bold and imaginative, you can reach it.'
'It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who knows great enthusiasm, great devotion and the triumph of achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while doing greatly - so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat...'
'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "Wow, what a ride!"'
'Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.'
'Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.'
'Energy is contagious - catch it and pass it on.'