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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
Overcoming Obstacles If you are like me, you’ve been there before.  Having all of the best intentions, or maybe you even already have a laser like focus and then you are hit with a major obstacle that is keeping you from accomplishing your goal.  Now you find yourself faced with a decision, do you succomb to the obstacle and be like most other people in the world or do you press on until you have overcome? Here is one of my favorite Michael Jordan quotes on the matter: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and Continue Reading
Achieve Greatness, do you believe it? In the words of Eric Thomas, “The greats think differently. The greats see differently. The greats have a different world view. The greats, they approach the game in a totally different way.” To truly become great you first have to believe you are, you have to believe you deserve to accomplish your goals, you deserve to realize your dreams and you become what you believe.  You have to create the mindset within you to become great. This is true in any situation, whether it be in the gym, on the field or shooting down the slope a unimaginable speeds.  First you have Continue Reading
Michael Jordan Motivational Quotes Michael Jordan is without a doubt one of the greatest basketball players to ever live. Michael Jordan inspired athletes of all kinds through his game and his words. Many Michael Jordan motivational quotes are used to help to motivate and inspire athletes of all kind. Here is a list of some of the best Michael Jordan motivational quotes. Whether you’re an athlete of not, these words of inspiration and advice will help you to achieve greater success in any area of your life. Michael Jordan Motivational Quotes about Failure ♦ “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 Continue Reading
Michael Jordan Commercials - "Failure" Michael Jordan Commercials – “Failure” Michael Jordan is without a doubt one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In addition to the Michael Jordan commercial “Maybe It’s My Fault”, the Michael Jordan commercial “Failure” contains another one of Air Jordan’s most often quoted and famous lines of all time. In this particular video, Michael Jordan is pretty cut and dry about his experiences with failure; his failures are what allowed him to achieve the high level of success that he did in the game of basketball and in life in general. After listening to these Michael Jordan commercials I’m sure 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
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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
Rocky Balboa Speech - 5 Life Lessons Rocky Balboa Speech to his son The rocky balboa speech to his son is one of the most widely recognized scenes of any Rocky movie. We can all learn something from this speech regardless of whether or not we are father or son. Let’s take a look at the rocky balboa speech to his son and then review what we can all take from this Rocky 5 scene. Listen to the entire Rocky Balboa Speech. Rocky Balboa Speech to his son Script “I’d hold you up to say to your mother, “this kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna 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
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Michael Jordan Commercial - "Maybe It’s My Fault" Michael Jordan Commercial – “Maybe It’s My Fault Video” Michael Jordan is without a doubt one of the greatest basketball players of all time. This famous Michael Jordan commercial “Maybe It’s My Fault” contains some of my favorite quotes from Air Jordan himself. Anyone that watches this video is sure to see the passion that Michael Jordan had for the game of basketball. They will learn what it takes to achieve Michael Jordan like status in sports or any other area of their lives. Enjoy! Michael Jordan Commercial – “Maybe It’s My Fault” Script “Maybe it’s my own fault. Maybe I led you Continue Reading
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Time for Change, Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Lakers Coach Today Mike D’Antoni, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team resigned. In his short stint with the Lakers he ended up with a record of 67 wins and 87 losses. This past season he led a broken and injured team to the worst Lakers season record in 50 years ending with just 27 wins and 55 losses. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Coach D’Antoni may not know yet if Continue Reading
Just Keep Swimming “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…” One of my favorite parts of the Disney movie, “Finding Nemo”, is the part when Dori and Marlin lose the diver’s mask with the address they are trying to find written on the inside in the depths of the ocean. Marlin panics and is afraid of the unknown dark depths of the ocean while Dori just focuses on the goal of getting the mask back even in the face of unknown obstacles and detours. Life always throws things in our path, no matter what our goals are, or what we Continue Reading
Southwest Credit Card Member Perks Southwest Credit Card – A Must for Travelers It’s safe to say that more and more people are starting to fly Southwest. Do these travelers realize the perks that they may be missing out on by not having a Southwest credit card? Let’s take a look at the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card. You will quickly see that having a Southwest credit card will have both immediate and long term benefits for you and your travels! Southwest Credit Card Basics – Rapid Rewards Premier  Higher rewards rate than most airline credit cards 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines and AirTran Continue Reading
Self Confidence, a Skill Everyone Can Learn Self confidence isn’t a skill, either you have it or you don’t, right?  That’s what I used to think. Then I came across this presentation by Dr. Ivan Joseph, championship soccer coach, who taught me something new.  Self confidence is a skill you can learn like any other skill.   In his presentation he covers how to develop this skill which he deems the most important skill he looks for.  Here are some notes from the presentation and a few things I learned.   Repetition and Persistence   First he talks about repetition and persistence.  When you want to learn how to do something it takes Continue Reading

 

Self Confidence, a Skill Everyone Can Learn


Self confidence isn’t a skill, either you have it or you don’t, right?  That’s what I used to think. Then I came across this presentation by Dr. Ivan Joseph, championship soccer coach, who taught me something new.  Self confidence is a skill you can learn like any other skill.

 

In his presentation he covers how to develop this skill which he deems the most important skill he looks for.  Here are some notes from the presentation and a few things I learned.

 

Repetition and Persistence

 

First he talks about repetition and persistence.  When you want to learn how to do something it takes practice.  There are experts who say it takes 10,000 hours of practice or experience to master an activity like stock trading.  Likewise you may have to take 10,000 shots at the free throw line to become proficient in shooting the free shot in basketball.

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For some it may take more than 10,000!

 

As you do something thousands of times you get better and better at it, and your confidence in that activity grows.  The key is not to bail after the first bit of failure.  Think of Edison and how many attempts it took to make a light bulb.

 

Self Talk

 

Self talk is that little voice you hear in your head.  This happens all day long and it’s almost always negative for people.  We need to learn to control the self talk.  We hear enough negativity without saying it to ourselves.  Remember the words of Mohamed Ali, “I am the greatest.”

 

Focus on the positive.  Make sure you tell yourself how good you are.  You’ll get plenty of negative comments in your life from outside sources.  Stop the negative self talk.

 

Catch Them Doing Good

 

Want to help improve self confidence in others?  As a coach Dr. Joseph reviewed multiple studies.  It was found that in reviewing the plays in a game identifying missed opportunities, errors and other missteps did not help improve the team’s statistics.  Most coaches review the games and look for opportunities for improvement.  Really what is happening is they are finding all of the negative events that took place in the game.  It tears the athletes down.

 

It was discovered if they focused on all of the things they did correctly, even the little things like a pass or a position on the field they built the confidence in the player and consequently the play improved more.  At the same time players with errors, wanting the same praise worked to improve their game seeking after the same recognition.

 

Believe in yourself.

 

Here’s the presentation.  If you have a few minutes, it’s worth watching.