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Michael Keller Ditka, Jr., better known as "Iron" Mike Ditka, is an American former NFL player, coach, and television commentator best known for his 11-year stint as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
(1939 - )

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Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don't know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there's chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress.
 

Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.
 

Eating properly is great. I mean you cut the fat down, cut the cholesterol out, but still you got to get your rest and you got to have some form of exercise.
 

Effort without talent is a depressing situation....but talent without effort is a tragedy.
 

Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We're given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.
 

I always tell people I want to live to be 150 and they say why would you want to do that. I say, well there's a few people I haven't made mad yet, I want to get them.
 

I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol, so that's a good alternative also.
 

I do some weights and I do a lot of stretching.
 

I don't believe in living in the past. Living in the past is for cowards. If you live in the past, you die in the past.
 

I don't know how to put it, but yet you know we have so many people who the way they look at life, the way they work depends on what happens, us winning or losing. It's kind of crazy. So, I kind of got caught up in that, I'm gonna try to stay away from that.
 

I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
 

I mean, when you've had a problem in your past, whether it's attributed directly to high cholesterol or not, you want to lower your cholesterol. You want to eat healthy. You want to feel healthy. You want to have a little more energy.
 

I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly, get your rest and exercise. If you don't exercise and do the other two, I still don't think it's going to help you that much.
 

I think it's important to stretch as you get older, but I try to do basically all the things I did when I played, except I can't do them as well and as much.
 

I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back.
[Change]
 

I'm not going to make it the all - everything. Our (the Saints) goal is to get better, make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, but I'm not gonna anguish over it like I have in the past.
[Anguish]
 

I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes.
 

If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms.
 

If things came easy, then everybody would be great at what they did, let's face it.
 

If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.
 


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