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37 Nadia Comaneci Quotes on Success (GYMNAST)

Top 10 Most Famous Nadia Comaneci Quotes (BEST)

Life is not easy for anyone. You have to have ups and downs. You can make mistakes. You learn and try not to make them again. That’s pretty much my principle.”

Nadia Comaneci
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.
Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do.
Jump off the beam, flip off the bars follows your dreams, and reach for the stars.
Jump off the beam, flip off the bars follows your dreams, and reach for the stars.
Work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
Work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
Perseverance is critical. I achieved whatever success I achieved because I was unwilling to stop.
Perseverance is critical. I achieved whatever success I achieved because I was unwilling to stop.
I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.
I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.
You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
I consider it an accomplishment when I can do something to the best of my ability.
I consider it an accomplishment when I can do something to the best of my ability.
Bad decisions, good decisions, you learn from all experiences.
Bad decisions, good decisions, you learn from all experiences.

8 Inspirational Nadia Comaneci Quotes on Success

“If I work on a certain move constantly, then finally, it doesn’t seem risky to me. The idea is that the move stays dangerous and it looks dangerous to my foes, but it is not to me. Hard work has made it easy.”

Nadia Comaneci
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
I was very competitive since I was 5. At 5 years old, I competed in kindergarten in a tricycle competition, and I won that too.
I was very competitive since I was 5. At 5 years old, I competed in kindergarten in a tricycle competition, and I won that too.
Without work and sacrifice, you don't get anywhere.
Without work and sacrifice, you don’t get anywhere.

“I hoped to win a medal and hoped it would be gold. I knew I was good but didn’t know I would be the one to score something that had never been done before.”

Nadia Comaneci
Other kids had more talent, but I was the most focused.
Other kids had more talent, but I was the most focused.
When you fall, leap to your feet and try again.
When you fall, leap to your feet and try again.
It was good to be a kid because I did not realise all the things that came with the success. Going to the Games, I was asked what I expected to do.
It was good to be a kid because I did not realise all the things that came with the success. Going to the Games, I was asked what I expected to do.

8 WiseNadia Comaneci Quotes About Life

“Romanians have a saying, ‘Not every dog has a bagel on its tail.’ It means that not all streets are paved with gold. When I began my career, I just wanted to do cartwheels.”

Nadia Comaneci
I know how to smile, I know how to laugh, I know how to play. But I know how to do these things only after I have fulfilled my mission.
I know how to smile, I know how to laugh, I know how to play. But I know how to do these things only after I have fulfilled my mission.
Be humble and… be prepared to fail.
Be humble and… be prepared to fail.
There is no definition of perfection.
There is no definition of perfection.
I am the kind of person when I make a decision, I don’t doubt it. I go all the way hoping that it is going to be good.
I am the kind of person when I make a decision, I don’t doubt it. I go all the way hoping that it is going to be good.
Everything I do today is because of what I did when I was 14.
Everything I do today is because of what I did when I was 14.
I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.
One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.

3 Nadia Comaneci Quotes on Love and Family

“My son Dylan is the greatest accomplishment of my life… my child offered me something completely different. Love and the spiritual warmth necessary for raising this little treasure.”

Nadia Comaneci
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.

8 Nadia Comaneci Quotes on Gymnastic and Sports

“I like seeing advanced acrobatics, but I also like to see more than tumbling. It’s important to combine the artistry of gymnastics with the tough skills. It’s called artistic gymnastics. We should stand by the name.”

Nadia Comaneci
Maybe that's why I like gymnastics - because I like to fly.
Maybe that’s why I like gymnastics – because I like to fly.
Yes, gymnasts aim for perfection, but I never thought about the score. If that's what's in your mind, it will probably mess you up.
Yes, gymnasts aim for perfection, but I never thought about the score. If that’s what’s in your mind, it will probably mess you up.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.

“I had a lot of energy, and my mom decided to look for a place where I can spend the energy, because I was jumping on the couch and furniture, and I was jumping on the top of the things in the house.”

Nadia Comaneci
I always say, 'When the Olympics are happening, you shouldn't be in any other place in the planet - you should be here.'
I always say, ‘When the Olympics are happening, you shouldn’t be in any other place in the planet – you should be here.’
Once you become an Olympic champion, you are expected to win all the time.
Once you become an Olympic champion, you are expected to win all the time.
It's very hard to get to the top. It's hardest to stay at the top.
It’s very hard to get to the top. It’s hardest to stay at the top.

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