50 Insightful Quotes From Famous Athletes About Visualization

We’re going to share insightful sports quotes from well-known athletes in this post about visualization and how it relates to sports. For athletes, visualization is a key component. Visualizing your future endeavors has tremendous power. Athletes who are successful use this power extensively and until it becomes a reality. This ability of visualization can help us regain our energy when we’re feeling down.
It’s crucial to first envision your dreams in order to make them come true. The actions necessary to realize our dreams won’t be taken if we don’t believe in them. Athletes from diverse sports highlight the same notion in this post with these quotes.

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  1. Visualization is a big part of everybody’s life, not just athletes. I strongly believe in visualization. I believe that there is a law of attraction: You get the things that you produce in your thoughts. Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

  2. You need to see things happening and envision yourself in a fantasy world — and really believe in that fantasy world — until it comes true. Serena Williams, former tennis player

  3. Every time I feel tired while exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again. Michael Jordan, former basketball player

  4. I have visualised my imagination so clearly and so consistently that it has manifested itself into my reality. Conor McGregor, former UFC champion

  5. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Kobe Bryant, basketball player

  6. I visualise a lot, and I see myself in difficult situations and actually convince myself that I can pull the team out in those situations. Virat Kohli, cricket player

  7. Until you’re actually on the field, all you can do is visualize, visualize, visualize. For me, I’ve always visualized. Kyler Murray, Football quarterback

  8. I always visualized being the best. I never really knew the magnitude, though, what it would mean to be where I am now. Canelo Alvarez, Mexican boxer

  9. When I would visualize, it would be what you want it to be, what you don’t want it to be, what it could be. You are always ready for whatever comes your way. Michael Phelps, former competitive swimmer

  10. I’ve treated every day as a new day as if I’ve never heard it before, I’ve learned and retained so much information and experiences and visualization that the only way is up. Russell Wilson, NBA player

  11. If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it. Muhammad Ali, American boxer

  12. I don’t know if you’d call it visualising or dreaming, but I’ve always done it, my whole life. Wayne Rooney, English soccer player

  13. I think visualization is a big key to success. If you visualize doing something, you won’t be surprised when it happens. Quinn Ewers, Football quarterback

  14. I can visualize that. I see it in my mind. And I know I have it in me. I know I can do this. Khris Davis, Baseball player

  15. I’m a big believer in no matter what, the things that you want to accomplish, you’ve got to visualize it, you’ve got to work for it. Saquon Barkley, NFL player

  16. I think when you become quite consumed with technique, you start to lose — I’m very visual person, visualize things, and I think I sort of got out of that mindset. Rory McIlroy, Irish golfer

  17. If you can’t imagine it, you can’t live it. If you don’t visualize it, you’re not going to get it. Robert Tonyan, NFL player

  18. I believe if you set a goal, visualize it and put the work in, it will happen. Ignas Brazdeikis, professional basketball player

  19. It’s really important to work your mind just as hard as you work physically. I think a lot of people just work physically and forget about the mental part, but in reality your brain is controlling your body Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player

  20. I’ve always tried to visualize how I want everything to play out. Having a positive mindset helps me relax during high-pressure situations. Visualize. Execute. Paul Pierce, Retired NBA player

  21. I’ve visualized everything I’ve achieved in my life. Bo Kimble, former basketball player

  22. Visualization is one of the things I always do before games is see yourself where you want to be. I think that’s so important. Caitlin Clark, American basketball player

  23. I can’t practice, so I have to visualize. Aaron Gordon, NBA player

  24. I always just try to visualize myself doing well and not getting overexcited or too hyped up in the moment. Stephen Gostkowski, former NFL player

  25. I believe if you visualize things, things that you want to achieve, it can happen. Kristaps Porzingis, NBA player

  26. Visualization is a very powerful tool, and I believe in that. Kyle Schwarber, Baseball outfielder

  27. Just having belief and just having faith and just visualize yourself succeeding and being successful, I feel like that puts positive vibes in the air. You never know. Anything can happen. Bam Adebayo, NBA player

  28. I like to visualize myself in big competitions, really nerve-wracking competitions. When I’m at the competition, I know what to do. Sunisa Lee, American gymnast

  29. If I visualize it and practice it and practice it, I’ll get it. That’s how I learned how to dunk. Vince Carter, former basketball player

  30. I have to lock in, I have to focus, I have to visualize, I have to do as much as I can to make sure I’m ready to go. A.J. Brown, NFL player

  31. The way that I visualize the game mentally and the way that I prepare for the game mentally, I go at myself a lot and dig into myself a lot. B.J. Goodson, Football linebacker

  32. You’ve got to visualize yourself already there. Get your mental thought of being in that moment and taking your place there. And once you get there, find so much distress that you can gutter up and feel comfortable in it. Cam Newton, Football quarterback

  33. You have to visualize yourself beating those guys, beating your rivals, beating your next opponent for it to happen on the field. Khaleke Hudson, American football player

  34. I visualize myself having a big impact, having a significant impact, but all that stuff comes with how I do in practice, how I do in the weight room, and how I take care of myself and all that. Mike James, American basketball player

  35. I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared. Allyson Felix, track and field

  36. The night before I pitch, I visualize the game. I don’t visualize giving up any hits. I go to bed with that being my last thought. That’s what I dream of.  Clayton Richard, Baseball pitcher

  37. I wake up everyday chasing. I wake up every day and visualize being the world champion. Cody Garbrandt, American mma

  38. You have to visualize yourself being successful and then try to go out and make it happen. Rex Ryan, American football coach

  39. It’s important to visualize and have goals that I’ve always done in that my life and in my career. Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

  40. Mentally, I feel you recover much quicker if you can visualize your failure and then visualize fixing it. Phil Cundari, baseball coach

  41. One of the biggest things I learned in college was just visualizing the good things that you can do. For me, I would visualize myself going back hard to get a puck, breaking it out, being the best quarterback on the power play, and being the guy that gets the puck through the nets. Just visualizing those good parts of my game is how I grew my confidence. Jake Walman, Ice hockey defenceman

  42. You have to lay there and visualize the thing that you want to happen. You sit there relaxed. And you breathe. What would happen? What’s the scenario? Can you smell the grass? Can you hear the cheers? You go through all of these things until it becomes real. And then you do it over and over again. Dan Bunz, former NFL player

  43. I’m a very positive guy. I wake up every morning and visualize myself as a winner. I’ve always done that since I was in the amateurs and so far it’s worked well. Oscar Valdez, Mexican boxer

  44. It’s nice when you tell yourself something and kind of visualize it and it works out. Evan Longoria, Baseball player

  45. Sometimes you give up a goal and you can do nothing about that. But it’s usually two ways. If I can do nothing, I just tell myself to move on. If I can do something better, I visualize it. Jakub Galvas, ice hockey player

  46. Once I visualize a course, I never forget it. So I get on those lines and go through exactly the run that I want to have. I control my emotions and just make it routine. Lindsey Vonn,  alpine ski racer

  47. Everything I want to do, I visualize it. I meditate on it. And when that night comes, there’s no doubt what I’m going to d. Deontay Wilder, American boxer

  48. When I work out, I talk to myself and say that if you visualize, you can see it, you can be it. Sometimes I talk to the point where I can see it. Kevin Garnett, former NBA player

  49. Every day we watch film, right? You watch the film, you get to be a better player, you visualize the game, you visualize your steps, you visualize your reads, and that vision helps you be successful. Keith Elias, former NFL player

  50. During the course of a game, there are so many different plays that happen. Things happen so quickly. When you visualize, you kind of slow down a little bit, or they help things to slow down during the game.” – Alex Petrovic, Ice hockey player


A fun quiz is a great way to summarize the lessons we can take from these inspiring quotes. This fun quiz is intended to help you remember the key ideas and takeaways from the quotes in our blog post.

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Also See:

Inspiring Sports Quotes About Hard Work

Positive Quotes on the Connection Between Life and Sports


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