35 Inspirational Alex Rodriguez Quotes On Success

Alex Rodriguez nicknamed ‘A-Rod’ is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport’s most highly touted prospects and is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He is CEO of AROD Corp, a multi-faceted business conglomeration boasting coast to coast with an auto dealership group, international and domestic fitness clubs, and a fully integrated real estate empire, with over 200 employees and more than 12,000 units in their portfolio across 13 states. He is also a guest judge on the hit show Shark Tank. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.” Alex Rodriguez

2. “You can have fun, respect the game and also play it hard. When you have that combination, you’re going to put yourself in a position to be successful.” Alex Rodriguez

3. “I’m finally beginning to grow up. I’m pretty tired of being stupid and selfish, you know, about myself.” Alex Rodriguez

4. Leadership is a role you have to earn in order to be effective.” Alex Rodriguez

5. “Cash is like oxygen: you need it, but you don’t need too much of it. You’d rather have your money in great businesses.” Alex Rodriguez

6. “Stay away from drugs and alcohol and all that. Make school a priority. Don’t overlook academics.” Alex Rodriguez

7. “Do things the right way” Alex Rodriguez

8. “It takes a lot of pressure off you just to go out and play, and your talent sometimes shines even more when you don’t worry about individual stuff.” Alex Rodriguez

9. “There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice, reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I’m searching for.” Alex Rodriguez

10. “Be respectful. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect the lowest rank and the highest rank and you’ll never get in trouble.” Alex Rodriguez

11. “You must be present to win.” Alex Rodriguez

12. “What I learned from Cal, is to respect the game, respect the fans. Nothing fancy out there. Just do your job.” Alex Rodriguez

13. “When you take this gorilla and this monkey off your back, you realize that honesty is the only way.” Alex Rodriguez

14. “We have a responsibility not just as athletes, but as members of society to treat people well.” Alex Rodriguez

15. “I believe a champion wins in his mind first, then plays the game, not the other way around.” Alex Rodriguez

16. “I want to be known as a good major leaguer, and good major leaguers work to become good.” Alex Rodriguez

17. “Maintain good balance at the plate and limit movement in your head.” Alex Rodriguez

18. “You always dream about being on a baseball card. It’s kind of funny when you finally see it.” Alex Rodriguez

19. “I have to be better.” Alex Rodriguez

20. “You don’t have to be remembered for those mistakes. How you come back matters too. Now is the best time to be an entrepreneur, an athlete, an artist. As a young person entering the workforce, do not think in a limited way. Think in big possibilities, and no pun intended, swing for the fences.” Alex Rodriguez

21. “We (Derek Jeter and I) want to kill each other. I think we both drive each other and motivate each other. But, when we’re off the field, we’re like family. I think the nice thing about it is we became good friends before we even made it to the big leagues. That makes it more of a healthy relationship.” Alex Rodriguez

22. “Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic.” Alex Rodriguez

23. “I want to be the best. You have to earn what you get, and you have to work to keep it.” Alex Rodriguez

24. “You can never be perfect in this game. Until you hit 1.000 and make no errors, you can always improve.” Alex Rodriguez

25. “Some things are meant to be and if it was, you will know it.” Alex Rodriguez

26. “Like everyone else, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. The only way I know how to handle them is to learn from them and move forward.” Alex Rodriguez

27. “There’s no question about it. Think small, concentrate on doing the small things, and the big things will come.” Alex Rodriguez

28. “This is how I define grace: you’re on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That’s where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I’m prepared.” Alex Rodriguez

29. “I’m not impulsive at all – except about buying clothes. That’s my biggest weakness.” Alex Rodriguez

30. “Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now.” Alex Rodriguez

31. “I hate the word ‘potential’ – potential means you haven’t gotten it done.” Alex Rodriguez

32. “Looks aren’t the number one thing. They have to have class, intelligence, then looks.” Alex Rodriguez

33. “Fielding is 100 percent concentration. You really have to concentrate from the time the pitcher releases the ball to when contact is made. Always be aggressive.” Alex Rodriguez

34. “And that crushing can be very inspiring.” Alex Rodriguez

35. “Always follow your dreams, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be something.” Alex Rodriguez

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