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20 Megan Rapinoe Quotes To Inspire & Motivate

20 Megan Rapinoe Quotes To Inspire & Motivate

With an array of awards and medals under her belt, such as the Ballon d'Or Féminin, Best FIFA Women's Player, as well as 2 x World Cups and an Olympic Gold, it's fair to say that Megan Rapinoe has had incredible success on the pitch through her career. However, she is equally if not more so renowned for her dedication as an activist towards LGBTQIA+ rights, and more recently equal pay within sport.

As a recent Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year, her influence has also led to her being named as one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Here we take a look at some of her most inspiring quotes.

 

“We have learned that there are tremendous obstacles to change; we know that it takes bravery and courage and perseverance to stand up to them.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"Over the years, I have really figured out what works for me. It's not about what anyone else is doing. I can't worry about whether I am doing everything that another player is doing, which can be hard sometimes. I have to trust my training and know my body and figure out what will get the best out of me.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

“Putting yourself out there is hard, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up, or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It’s empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people but to yourself.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"Being female and an advocate for equal opportunities, I want to see an equal representation in people applying for the head coach job for the women's team.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

“Be honest about how you approach failure. Don’t just be critical of yourself because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don’t dwell on it. Don’t hold on to it.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

“I feel like it’s actually everybody’s responsibility to use whatever platform they have to do good in the world and to try to make our society better, whether you’re an accountant or an activist or an athlete or whatever it is. I think it’s everybody’s responsibility.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"The climate is much different for men. That stigma is only going to be broken when people come out and see that there is a positive response. That doesn't mean there will be no negative response, but if people can have the courage to be one of the first, which is very hard, those barriers can be broken down very quickly." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"I've had to learn how to listen to my body over the years and figure out how it all works together. I'm not invincible, so focusing on training my whole body and injury prevention have been extremely important." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"I think it's very difficult, and people don't give enough credit to how hard it is to do in-game commentary. I'd have a lot of work to do, but I'd definitely be interested. I'm always interested in breaking down the game, and I'd love to see more females doing it." - Megan Rapinoe

 

“I’ve always been a risk-taker. Growing up, I had a lot of freedom and room to roam and do what I wanted, and I think that’s a huge part of my game.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"Being a woman, we talk about equal pay all the time. We're not talking about if you're black or if you are Latina. I would like to get back to that and improving the relationship between the police community and the community of color. I don't know exactly all the right things to say, but I want to engage in that conversation." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"In female sports, if you're gay, most likely your team knows it pretty quickly. It's very open and widely supported. For males, it's not that way at all. It's sad." - Megan Rapinoe

 

“I need to feel like I have that freedom to make mistakes and to just try things.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

“This is my charge to everybody, Do what you can. Do what you have to do—step outside of yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"A typical week of training leading up to a major championship is like the sprinkling of parsley at the end of a dish. It's just the final little touches, that last little bit of strength or fitness, but mostly you are ready and are just maintaining and staying healthy." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"Putting yourself out there is hard, but it's so worth it. I don't think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It's empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people, but to yourself." - Megan Rapinoe

 

“We’re gracious, and we’re humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose.” - Megan Rapinoe

 

"There are plenty of sports teams that say they're very open and super accepting in the locker room. But are they really? Is it really a safe environment? Have they preset that environment to make these players feel comfortable for coming out? I don't think so because there's none out." - Megan Rapinoe

 

"Honestly, I feel like we are a walking protest. The fact that we're women professional athletes says that in and of itself. We've been feeling the inequality; we've been struggling with pay equality or whatever it is, or sexism in sports." - Megan Rapinoe