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Our 8 Favorite Ted Lasso Inspirational Quotes!

Written by Devon James. Published: January 31 2023
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The heart and charm of "Ted Lasso" comes from the title character's ability to be hilarious and serious all at the same time. He talks in circles, which somehow make sense. Lasso’s forte of wanting people to be the best version of themselves has led to these inspirational quotes!


1. "Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong."

Anything new will be challenging, it may be hard, but that is what makes it a challenge in the first place. If we give up at the first sign of struggle, we will never be able to learn and grow. Challenges take us out of complacency and open us up to a different world. 


2. "You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It's a goldfish. Y'know why? It's got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish."

Being hard on yourself normally creates negative thoughts and less productivity. There is no need to beat yourself up over stuff, especially the little things. Try to be like a goldfish and let it go, move on; don’t give yourself the forethought to get caught up in your own head. 




3. "For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It's about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field."

Truly touching is the investment Ted puts into other people. Whether you’re part of a team or a family, the dedication to becoming a better person is never unwavering. The attention he gives shows the love he has for what he does. 


4. "Guys have underestimated me my entire life. And for years, I never understood why. It used to really bother me. But then, one day, I was driving my little boy to school, and I saw this quote by Walt Whitman, and it was painted on the wall there. It said, 'Be curious, not judgmental.' I like that."

"Ted Lasso" should constantly be praised for its inclusion of cultures and the tolerance of people. Being curious and asking questions can be much more exciting and intriguing than we think. Going into new situations with curiosity allows the world to open up so much more. 




5. "Doing the right thing is never the wrong thing."

A reminder to always do the right thing even when it seems like it may be the wrong thing to do. Conversations can be uncomfortable; at times it can affect you even though you had nothing to do with it, but being honest is always the best policy.  


6. "I think it's the lack of hope that comes and gets you. See, I believe in hope. I believe in belief."

A key to anything you try to do in life! Just believe in yourself. Half the battle is possessing the confidence to go forward with your goals. To manifest your desires, the belief in yourself that you can do it is vital. 




7. "You say impossible, but all I hear is 'I'm possible.’”

Nothing like some word play to get a point across. Doubt is pervasive; remembering to tell ourselves the positives can create a whole new outlook. 


8. “Most of the time, change is a good thing, I think that’s what it is all about -- being brave, doing whatever you have to, so everyone in their life can move forward with theirs.” 

Change is one of the most difficult things we have to do as we go through life. A constantly changing world can make us scared, afraid of what is to come. As Ted says, it's all about being brave; to be bold, to go where you have never gone before, so everyone can move on.