1937-, American Football Coach
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz – [Attitude]

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
Lou Holtz – [Coaches and Coaching]

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Lou Holtz – [Service]

Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
Lou Holtz – [Action]

Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
Lou Holtz – [Problems]

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Lou Holtz – [Competition]

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Lou Holtz – [Potential]

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
Lou Holtz – [Defeat]

If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him.
Lou Holtz – [Hiring]

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Lou Holtz – [Self-improvement]

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Lou Holtz – [Critics and Criticism]

If you're bored with life — you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don't have enough goals.
Lou Holtz – [Bores and Boredom]

It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.
Lou Holtz – [Motivation]

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz – [Attitude]

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Lou Holtz – [Motivation]

No one has ever drowned in sweat.
Lou Holtz – [Work, Hard]

On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
Lou Holtz – [Teams and Teamwork]

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Lou Holtz – [Adversity]

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.

When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Lou Holtz – [Action]

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