Michael Phelps Quotes
Born: June 30, 1985
Not having to travel and being able to settle in has helped me in training life and school life. I've learned to get a grip and take care of myself.
I wanted to do something nobody ever did. This goes hand in hand with my goal of changing swimming.
I am excited to have the opportunity to help provide the same swim instruction that I received as a child when I was enrolled in a water safety class at five-years-old.
If I want to achieve the goals I've set, I've got to be in tip-top shape.
It's tough to put into words right now, but I finished my career how I wanted to. Through the ups and downs of my career I've still been able to do everything that I've ever wanted to accomplish.
When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there.
The problem with heart disease is the first symptom is often fatal.
I'm kind of a creature of habit. Once I get used to doing things, it's like second nature.
When you use your imagination anything can happen.
I have had extreme ups and downs. The biggest thing I learned after I broke my wrist is to never give up. Nothing in life will ever come easy. It depends on how you deal with those obstacles and how you overcome those obstacles. If you can overcome them, you're a stronger person. If you make mistakes along the way, as long as you never make that same mistake again, you're a successful person.
Things can change in the blink of an eye!
At a very young age, I wrote down the goals that I had so I could always see what I wanted to accomplish. And I would look at that goal sheet and think 'I still want to do this.'So I'd decide 'I'm not quitting.'
The only reason I started swimming was for water safety. Then, once I started falling in love with sports, I got more comfortable with it.
I felt comfortable in the water. I was in my own world, focused. I love sports and I'm a very goal-oriented person. Once I started falling in love with sports, it was easy. I was able to put my mind on something and go for it. That's how I am with everything, it doesn't matter what it is that I do. If I want to do something, nothing will stand in my way.
I grew up around the pool with my sisters. Both of my sisters swam. I was always there. So I thought, why not? My mom put us in the water for water safety, so we were comfortable in the water in case anything ever happened. I learned that way, and started liking it more and more.
If you put your mind to anything that you dream, you can achieve it.
What does God mean to me? I guess I was made the way I am for some reason, and I've been able to find the talent I have, and I've been able to use it, so I'm grateful for that. I believe in God, [but] I'm not saying I'm highly religious.
My strategy is that I actually have absolutely no strategy.
I think with practice, you can being whatever you want to be, and with a goal you can go in any direction that you want to go in.
I see my goals as personal and I always have. That's just been how I've worked.