Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure

Fantastic inspirational video. How great can you be? Every night you dream of being the best. Every morning you wake thinking you’re the best. But along the way you start to doubt yourself. You starting thinking, “can I do this?” Yes you can! Go after your dreams, believe in yourself. Today is the day that you’ll be great. What you do today determines tomorrow. Dare to be great. Set SMART goals for yourself and achieve them.  Nothing in this life is out of your reach.  Stop being afraid of success.  Challenge yourself everyday.  Sure you’ll make mistakes but that’s the only way you’re going to learn.  Today is your day.

“This is the beginning of a new day.  You have been given this day to use as you will.  You can waste it or use it for good.  What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.  When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever; in it’s place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”




Being the best athlete you can be

I found this pretty inspiring video on being the best.  It got me thinking.  What does it take to be the best?  And not just the best athlete but the best at business, the best husband or wife, the best dad or mom.  It takes effort but not just once in a while effort.  In order to be the best you have to get up everyday and put this constant effort day in and day out.  But what does that mean?  You have to focus on the little things.  If you get up every morning and decide to do 100 pushups before work or school then that little effort over time will make you stronger.  If you get up and run 3-4 miles every morning then that little effort over time will make you more fit.  If you get get up and shoot baskets every morning then that little effort over time will make you a better a basketball player.  It’s doing the little things that matter the most and over time those little things will make you stronger, fitter and better than you’ve ever been.  Set a goal to wake up every morning and do one thing to put in the effort and see what happens.  Give it 12 weeks and I promise you it will make a difference.  Run 4 miles, do 500 pushups, shoot 100 free throws, swing your golf club a thousand times, read up on your sport and be the best athlete, spouse, person you can be.  Enjoy this video!

Golf Quotes


Are you looking for golf quotes to help with your golf skills? On this page you will find several golf quotes that will motivate you to reach your goals. The most important thing to remember is always keeping a positive attitude both on and off the course.

Featured Golf Quotes

Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.  ~Grantland Rice

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf.  ~Robert Lynd

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game:  it’s called an eraser.  ~Arnold Palmer

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Golf is like a love affair.  If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.

Forget your opponents; always play against par. 

Additional Soccer Quotes

Here’s a few additional soccer quotes.  Enjoy!

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” -Mia Hamm

“A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.” – Briana Scurry

“The Vision of a Champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, and the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.”


Smart Goal Setting

Goals is what makes athletes great athletes. The dreams we set for ourselves can not be achieved unless we set goals but not just goals, SMART goals.

S = Specific

M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely

Specific – Your goals should be straightforward and to the point. This helps us to clearly define what you're trying to achieve. Specific is What, Why and How.

■WHAT are you going to do? Use action words such as direct, organize, coordinate, lead, develop, plan, build etc.

■WHY is this important to do at this time? What do you want to ultimately accomplish?
■HOW are you going to do it?

Instead of setting a goal to finish a marathon.  Set a goal to run in under 4 hours.

Measurable – If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.  Choose a goal that you can track and monitor so let's say that you choose to set a goal to run a marathon in under 4 hours.  How do you measure your progress?  By creating smaller goals along the way.  Let's say you have a goal to run a half marathon 2-3 months prior to the marathon in 2 hours or less.  This would help measure your ultimate goal of a marathon under 4 hours.

Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop that attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. Your begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.

A goal needs to stretch you mentally and physically but it has to be realistic and should be a real committment to you where you must make sacrifices in order to reach your goal.

Realistic – Set goals that can be achieved.  This doesn't mean to set goals that are easy but make sure you don't just say for example that your goal is to break the world record in the marathon if you've never run a mile faster than 5 minutes because it would be safe to say that breaking the world record is not realistic.

Be sure to set goals that you can attain with some effort!  Too difficult and you set the stage for failure, but too low sends the message that you aren’t very capable. Set the bar high enough for a satisfying achievement!

Timely – It's important to set a timeframe to achieve your goal.  If you put an end date on your goal, it gives you a clear target to work towards.  If you don’t set a time, the commitment is too vague. It tends not to happen because you feel you can start at any time. Without a time limit, there’s no urgency to start taking action now.  Time must be measurable, attainable and realistic.

It's important to set goals in all aspects in life not just in sports.  Goals give us a purpose and something to work toward.  So now start working toward your dreams and once you achieve them, dream more.

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Short Motivational Movie

This is a pretty cool video on overcoming adversity.  It’s definitely worth the watch.  We were born so we could dream and accomplish all that we desire.  Dreams are not suppose to be easy.  If they were then they would not be dreams but we can make them a reality with hard work and passion.  With every success there is adversity but how you handle that adversity is what makes that the success worthwile. 

Live your dreams, take on adversity, and reap the rewards.  When was the last time you had a dream?  Did you pursue it?  Why not?  The time for excuses are over.  Live everyday like it’s your last. 

At the end of your life, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you lived every moment to the fullest.  That you took calculated risks.  That you made mistakes but you learned from them.  A mistake is not a mistake until you stop trying.  Go live your dreams!


Smart Goal Setting

Goals is what makes athletes, great athletes. The dreams we set for ourselves can not be achieved unless we set goals, but not just goals, SMART goals.


Here’s how you can set SMART goals:

S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely

Specific – Your goals should be straightforward and to the point. This helps us to clearly define what you’re trying to achieve. Specific is What, Why and How.

■WHAT are you going to do? Use action words such as direct, organize, coordinate, lead, develop, plan, build etc.
■WHY is this important to do at this time? What do you want to ultimately accomplish?
■HOW are you going to do it?

Instead of setting a goal to finish a marathon.  Set a goal to run it under 4 hours.

Measurable – If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  Choose a goal that you can track and monitor.  Let’s say you choose to set a goal to run a marathon in under 4 hours.  How do you measure your progress?  By creating smaller goals along the way.  Let’s say you have a goal to run a half marathon 2-3 months prior to the marathon in 2 hours or less.  This would help measure your ultimate goal of a marathon under 4 hours.

Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. Your begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.

A goal needs to stretch you mentally and physically but it also has to be realistic and should be a real commitment. You must be willing to make sacrifices in order to reach your goal.

Realistic – Set goals that can be achieved.  This doesn’t mean to set goals that are easy but make sure you don’t just say, for example, that your goal is to break the world record in the marathon.  If you’ve never run a mile faster than 5 minutes then it would be safe to say that breaking the world record is not realistic.

Be sure to set goals that you can attain with some effort!  Too difficult and you set the stage for failure, but too low sends the message that you aren’t very capable.  Set the bar high enough for a satisfying achievement!

Timely – It’s important to set a time frame to achieve your goal.  If you put an end date on your goal, it gives you a clear target to work towards.  If you don’t set a time, the commitment is too vague. It tends not to happen because you feel you can start at any time. Without a time limit, there’s no urgency to start taking action now.  Time must be measurable, attainable and realistic.

It’s important to set goals in all aspects in life not just in sports.  Goals give us a purpose and something to work toward.  So start working toward your dreams and once you achieve them, dream more.