Roger Maris (1934 - 1985) was a major league baseball player seen in right field for twelve years on four
teams. Now in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he was most known for hitting 61 home runs in 1961. When asked about his success in hitting home runs he humbly acknowledged his secret.
“You hit home runs not by chance but by _____,” said Maris.
So what was the secret that fills in the blank?
Maris was in the World Series more than half of his years in the sport, five with the New York Yankees and two with St. Louis.
“Motivational quotes are a great way to set a positive tone at the beginning of a week, workday or meeting,” says Williams. “By adding some information about the person being quoted you create credibility for the speaker and make the quote more impactful.”
This quote from Maris is useful is getting employees to:
- Focus on a goal.
- Keep skills up to date
This is another installment of a series of quotes by notable athletes. Sports figures are often known for their athletic prowess but through their career they also learn business principles and relationship techniques. This is one reason they make such good motivational speakers on such topics as team work, goal achievement and personal success.
This series is based on a motivational series from getmaximpact.com and is used by permission.