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Abby Wambach, American Athlete ( June 2, 1980 - )

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Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.~Abby Wambach


Opportunity Training You

I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well.~Abby Wambach


Positive Me Negative

My parents, they're the kind of people that didn't want me to get a big head, so they just kept challenging me and challenging me.~Abby Wambach


Parents People Me

The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.~Abby Wambach


Good Important You

I'm not spending every second thinking about the World Cup, but it's always in my mind when I make choices and decisions.~Abby Wambach


Decisions Thinking World

I really enjoy helping people out, and I enjoy time spent with kids.~Abby Wambach


Time People Enjoy

As a competitor, I want to continue to keep turning the chapters and keep challenging myself.~Abby Wambach


Myself Want Continue

I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you're after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it's important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success.~Abby Wambach


Success Goals Yourself

Winning, you can overlook so many things.~Abby Wambach


Winning You Many

I always think that struggle can bring out the best in people - or the worst.~Abby Wambach


Best Struggle People

For any athlete growing up, the Olympics is the one thing you watch with your family, and it's the one thing you dream about. Seeing your country's flag go up as you get a gold medal is the best thing you can achieve.~Abby Wambach


Family Best Gold

You know me, I'm not that kind of person that cares to unveil all of my personal things to the world because frankly, in terms of my soccer, it doesn't matter.~Abby Wambach


World Soccer Me

A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.~Abby Wambach


Goals Soccer Way

It's a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.~Abby Wambach


Mountain Climb Start

My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.~Abby Wambach


Hope Money Goal

Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.~Abby Wambach


Me Sometimes Goat

I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that.~Abby Wambach


Nothing Think Situation

I think there's so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.~Abby Wambach


Good Yourself Body

During events like the World Cup and the Olympics, I tend to get really wrapped up in my own experience to stay focused, but it's like a bubble. I don't see much outside my own perspective.~Abby Wambach


Experience World

Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.~Abby Wambach


Work Hard Work Win

The minute you step off that podium is the minute you start preparing for the next world championship. That's kind of how I work. You celebrate for a brief moment, then you move on.~Abby Wambach


Work World Moment

People don't understand that the feel of the surface is so important for a footballer. The ball travels on the surface; our feet move on the surface - all of that goes into how the game is actually played.~Abby Wambach


People Game Important

I have a unique ability to predict the flight of the ball, and my teammates have a unique ability to find me.~Abby Wambach


Unique Me Find

Any little touch a defender can make on me when I'm in the air literally moves me. On the ground, I can use my muscle, but in the air, it's harder to fight that off.~Abby Wambach


Fight Me I Can

I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself.~Abby Wambach


Myself Goal Never

I don't care how many championships you've won or how many records you've broken - if you've had a hand in pushing forward not only a game but women in sport's movement, then I think that's pretty darn good.~Abby Wambach


Women Good Broken