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“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

– Tony Robbins




Nike Sports Quotes - For the Athlete in all of us! Nike Sports Quotes – For the Athlete in all of us! Check out some of the most recent sports quotes that we’ve put together from Nike. Enjoy!   “Don’t dream of winning. Train for it.” – Nike               “Nothing is over until you stop trying.” – Nike               “Doesn’t being scared let you know you’re onto something important? If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, what are you doing?” – Nike               “I will earn my starting place.” – Nike                “We are all witnesses.” – Nike                   “Believe the hype.” – Nike                 “If you’re great at only one thing, make it everything.” – Nike           Be sure Continue Reading
Nike Quotes and Sayings - Get Motivated! First and foremost, we want to thank all of our followers for making our Nike Motivational Quotes such a popular page on our website! We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on these motivational quotes so we decided to search out even more Nike quotes and sayings. This new collection of Nike quotes and sayings will come from some different Nike marketing campaigns, Nike posters and even Nike apparel. Nike seems to always have a way to help athletes of all levels to push the limits of their success. It really doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned veteran or just Continue Reading
Michael Jordan Quotes with audio Michael Jordan is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes to ever grace this planet. Even more than a decade after his retirement, many Michael Jordan quotes are still being used today to help motivate and inspire athletes of all kind. Reading through some of these powerful Michael Jordan quotes will help you to see the attitude and mental toughness required to achieve greatness. Take a few moments to review these Michael Jordan quotes and see what lessons you can learn and apply in your own life. Here are three of the best Michael Jordan quotes as spoken by Air Continue Reading
Rise and find your greatness! Looking for a little motivation?  It’s time to get up and find your greatness!  I’m always looking for anything or any reason to get more motivated.  I came across this really cool video that help get you up and get you going.  It’s a quick three minutes but well worth the time it take to watch and if it motivates you to find your greatness, all the better! Check it out! Here’s the transcript, I thought that even by itself it was a good, motivating read: “Rise and shine.   6am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in Continue Reading
LeBron James Quotes for Success and Life LeBron James is arguably the best active NBA player leading the Miami Heat to multiple NBA Championships.  Here are a few of my favorite LeBron James Quotes: Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I love being a leader, and I love being the best. I just want to get better. It’s not about being cocky or selfish or anything like that. It’s just how I am. – LeBron James Once you become a professional athlete or once you do anything well, then you’re automatically a role model … I have no problem being a role model. I love it. Continue Reading
Put in the Work and Achieve Your Goals I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.”  – Michael Jordan. It’s not only in basketball or sports that Michael Jordan’s famous quote applies, rather it applies in all aspects of our lives.  We talk about a lot of things here on NottaLotta, and we really like thoughts and ideas that help you grow and succeed in all that you do.  One aspect of life that causes much frustration for people is their financial success. We can’t just put Continue Reading
Winners Never Make Excuses So what does it take to be a winner? So what is the difference between a winner and a loser? A winner is defined as someone that is successful especially through praiseworthy ability and hard work. A loser on the other hand is defined as someone who is harmed or put in a worse position as the result of something. I’ve observed over the years that one of the biggest differences between a winner and a loser is the fact that winners never make excuses. Let’s take a look at 4 quick tips that can help make you all winners in any Continue Reading
Nike Motivational Quotes - The top 10 The Top 10 Nike Motivational Quotes “Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat and the occasional tear.” – Nike              The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but by the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.” – Nike           “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’re been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is Continue Reading
Motivational Workout Shirts   5 Motivational Workout Shirts for Everyone Let’s face it, we can all use a little extra motivation when it comes to working out. A cool new motivational workout shirt might be just what you need to push the limits of your success. I’ve seen a lot of motivational workout shirts in the gym over the years. Some were pretty cool but others were just lame! I wanted to create a quick and easy way for anyone to access some of the best workout gear in the industry.  Here is a list of my top 5 motivational workout shirts. Take No Days Off Here Continue Reading
You Are What You Think - Check Yourself “You Are What You Think” Example Do you believe that you are what you think? If so, then you better check yourself to make sure that you are thinking your way to success and not failure. You need to remember that if you are what you think, you better be aware of what you are focusing on! Your ability to reach your goals and objectives will increase dramatically once you are what you think. Let’s look at how Tony Robbins describes this way of thinking. “Having a clear result or outcome and consistently focusing on it immediately changes your behavior. For example, can you Continue Reading
Prioritize Your Way to Success What does it mean to prioritize? At the most basic level, prioritize means to put things in order so that the most important thing is done first. In other words, put first things first. Sounds pretty easy, right? Of course not! We’ve all heard thousands of ways to prioritize our lives. Still, not having a strong method for prioritizing your life continues to be one of the main contributors to lack of success. So with all these different methods, why do we continue to fall short of our goals and objectives? It all comes down to finding the right method for you! Continue Reading
Focus Quotes - Get Focused Now Focus quotes help to remind us of the importance of knowing where we want to go and how we need to get there. Focus quotes can help us all to avoid many of the distractions that prevent us from reaching our goals. We all need laser like focus in order to achieve greatness. Here is a list of my top 10 focus quotes:  Top 10 Focus Quotes 1. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master Continue Reading
No Excuses Quotes - Never Make Excuses No excuses quotes help to remind us that excuses will only hold us back and never help us in progressing towards our goals. The next time that you are faced with a challenging situation that might result in you wanting to make an excuse for yourself, remember and try applying one of these no excuses quotes to that situation to help you from making it even worse. Remember that winners never make excuses! Here are my top 10 no excuses quotes that I try to review as often as possible. Please feel free to share any of your own favorite Continue Reading
Successful Goal Setting in 5 Simple Steps If you are like me, you probably already know, you’re more likely to accomplish your goals if you write them down.  It seems so easy but how many of you out there follow an organized set of steps to successful goal setting.  As it turns out, as always, there is a little more involved than just writing down your goals to accomplish them.  But hold on now, these are simple steps you can implement to achieve success in your goals.   1. Organize your priorities We all have a lot of things we want to do with our time, but most of us Continue Reading
Miracle Speech - Witness the Miracle on Ice The Pregame Miracle Speech  The Miracle Speech given by Coach Herb Brooks in 1980 is one of the most powerful sports speeches to date. The Miracle Speech reminds us that anything is possible. There are opportunities all around us that we can and must be taking advantage of each day. Take a moment to listen to the Miracle Speech and then review the 5 things that we should always remember from this miracle on ice in 1980! The Miracle Speech Script “Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game… If we Continue Reading
If Opportunity Doesn If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock Build a Door Have you ever felt like you were presented with a golden opportunity but weren’t able to take advantage of it? I think that it’s safe to say that most everyone has been put in this type of situation at some point in their life. While in the moment of losing that opportunity it’s really easy to think that you missed your “one chance.” However, by feeling the effects of that loss you can draw strength to make sure that you are prepared the next time opportunity presents itself. You might be asking yourself, “what if Continue Reading
Laser Like Focus in 3 Steps What is laser like focus? Laser like focus means being able to put 100% of your energy and effort into your most important goals and objectives. Without the proper amount of focus, it becomes very difficult to ever achieve sustainable results. I want to share with you 3 quick and easy steps to ensure that you are on the right path to laser like focus. 3 Steps to Laser Like Focus 1. Clear Direction Laser like focus begins with having a clear direction. Before you can attain laser like focus, you must consider the different directions you can go. There are basically three different options Continue Reading
Setting Short Term Goals – The Key to Long Term Success Often overlooked are short term goals and the importance they play in your long term success.  Think of it this way.  Your long term goal is like running a marathon.  The ultimate goal is to finish that marathon.  This could be like the long term goal.  To get to the point you can actually run a marathon you have to train by running a series of shorter runs to condition your body, gradually increasing your distance and time.  Each of those milestone shorter runs are like your short term goals.   What are short term goals? The name sounds self explanatory, but let’s Continue Reading
Top Quotes on Setting Goals Goals help you to succeed!  Quotes on setting goals help you to get motivated.  They give you something to measure yourself by, something to help you know when you’ve reached an achievement.  They are like the finish line of a race.  Whether you are running a 100 meter sprint or the Boston Marathon, you need to cross the finish line to gain a sense of accomplishment. Here are some great quotes on setting goals: A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill   A goal properly set is halfway reached. Zig Ziglar   Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey   Everybody has their Continue Reading
The Smart Goals Worksheet, Setting Goals with Notta Lotta Work   Benjamin Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Setting goals is a crucial part of anyone’s success in life whether you want to be the next superstar athlete or the scientist who finds the cure for cancer.  Getting started and developing a plan can often be the hardest part.  Using a SMART Goals worksheet will help you on your way with Notta Lotta work.   What is a SMART Goal?   SMART is an acronym.  Using each letter of SMART you set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.   Using each of the SMART goal topics will help Continue Reading


The Smart Goals Worksheet, Setting Goals with Notta Lotta Work


Smart goals worksheet coinBenjamin Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Setting goals is a crucial part of anyone’s success in life whether you want to be the next superstar athlete or the scientist who finds the cure for cancer.  Getting started and developing a plan can often be the hardest part.  Using a SMART Goals worksheet will help you on your way with Notta Lotta work.


What is a SMART Goal?


SMART is an acronym.  Using each letter of SMART you set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.   Using each of the SMART goal topics will help you to achieve success.  Here’s an example of a goal that is not SMART: I will make a lot of money.



Identifying your objective is one of the most important things to do.  It’s kind of like the finish line.  There has to be a specific event or occurrence to your goal.  You need to narrow down the objective to a single point.  Although stating make a lot of money seems pretty specific it really isn’t how do you know when you’ve achieved a lot?



Your goal has to be something you can quantify or measure.  Again, using the above example, simply stating as a goal that you are going to have a lot of money doesn’t cut it.  How much money is a lot of money?  One million?  Two million…. Ten million dollars?



When you set a goal you have to ask yourself, can I really attain this goal?  When you start to set goals review your skills, ability and attitude.  Are you in the right position to attain this goal or will you need to acquire more skills and knowledge.  You may need to set some short term goals to help you attain your long term objective.



How well does this goal fit in with the other values of your life.  If you have a lifestyle that includes living as a volunteer with the Peace Corps, you’re probably not going to be in a position to make a lot of money.  The two seem contradictory.  You may have to focus on one before.  Make sure the goals you set are relevant to what your values are.



In order to know if you’ve succeeded you have to set a limit to the time allowed to achieve the goal.  For example, if you have a goal to make a lot of money, say a million dollars you could achieve that by working for an entire lifetime, but what is the point if you are way past the normal retirement age.   The timeliness of accomplishing your goals should relate to the specific reason why you have set the goals.

Smart Goals Worksheet


The SMART Goals Worksheet

Putting your goals down in writing is the first step toward achieving your successes.  Using the downloadable worksheet you can get started on that path to success.  The worksheet will help you identify your goals the SMART way, outlining all of the key points in setting up your goals for success.


The first step in the SMART Goals Worksheet is to write down your basic or proposed goal.  This often is the basic end result you wish to achieve.


The Second step is to answer specific questions about the goal, like who is involved, where will you be, why you are doing it and other questions. During this step you will go through all of the SMART goal attributes identifying how you will fit them into your goal.


The final part of the worksheet involves restating your goal to include not only the end result, but the specifics on how you will be able to measure your successful completion of the goal.  Here you include all of the SMART attributes.  Sometimes it gets a little tricky, but when write out a clear concise goals the likelihood of you attaining the goals significantly increases.


You can download your free copy of the SMART Goals Worksheet HERE.


SMART Goals Resources

Looking for more great information on setting SMART Goals?  Here are a few great resources that will help you learn what you need to know, plan for success and follow through on setting and achieving your goals.


S.M.A.R.T. Goals Made Simple: 10 Steps to Master Your Personal and Career Goals
4.8S. J. ScottComing Soon

Turn Your Dreams and Wants into Achievable SMART Goals!: a comprehensive manual on effective Goal-Setting for entrepreneurs, managers and parents
4.8Anna StevensComing Soon

SMART Goals: The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide
4.6Jacob GrudgerComing Soon

Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
4.6Brian TracyComing Soon

Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
4.5Mark MurphyComing Soon


Notta Lotta Action Items


1.  Download the SMART Goals Worksheet.

2.  Clearly define your goals.

3.  Verify they are SMART.

4.  Get started and succeed.