Our beliefs set the limits of what we expect from our lives. And it is the image we hold of ourselves that determines how we act in, and respond to, the world around us. Therefore, our thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions are responsible for all the circumstances and conditions we have created and are currently living.
However, things don’t need to continue to be the way they are. We ALL have within us the power to change our current circumstances and create better lives for ourselves.
If we can change the quality of our thinking, we will be able to change the quality of our lives. We’ve all heard of people who go to ‘dark places.’ They become negative in their thinking for whatever reason, and then their lives spiral out of control to match their ‘doom and gloom’ attitude.
Fortunately, the opposite is also true. If we can change our thoughts and beliefs to consider ourselves as powerful, confident, and successful, then this is what we will become. So it is with much respect that I offer these Inspirational And Motivational Quotes in the hopes that they will encourage you to keep reaching for and achieving your goals in life.
More Inspirational And Motivational Quotes
“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone
It’s impossible to be inspired or motivated when we don’t have a distance to travel. By this I mean we need a destination/goal that is different and better from where we are currently standing.
Think about it. Would you be motivated to achieve more of the same stuff you already have? No, because you already have it or know how to achieve it. What you have, and can do, is already ‘old news.’ It is a result of the thoughts and actions you have taken before NOW.
Dreams of something more and something better than our present reality require some effort on our part. And before physical effort and manifestations can take place, we must dream about, imagine, and plan what it is we want to achieve.
We may desire to lose weight or to buy a new car. It doesn’t matter what our goals are. However, we must first imagine them in our minds and then set about planting the appropriate seeds for them to mature and become part of our future reality.
“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr
Not all goals are clear, quick, or easy. But that should never stop us from pursuing the things we want that will make our lives better. We can be thirty years old, lacking formal education, but have a goal to get a master’s degree. Great! Let’s do it.
So what if we have to work for several years or the rest of our lives at it? This is our life and if we weren’t chasing our dreams, what would we be spending our time doing? Something equally important and rewarding? (probably not.)
If there are many steps along the path to achieving, it’s important that we learn to enjoy the journey. If we get hung up on ‘not yet having arrived at our destination’ we are missing the point of life……
Life is a progression, a continual journey of growth, understanding, and achieving, and then repeat.
If we have a goal that we don’t think we can achieve, the best thing we can do is just take the first step. And then the next. And as we progress, we will gain more confidence and a clearer path will begin to open up before us. We should let inspiration and our enthusiasm guide us.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
If we keep score about how far we are away from achieving our goal, we may lose interest and prematurely give up. Whereas, if we are continually progressing, even a little every day, we can take satisfaction and comfort in knowing that we are closer today to achieving than we have ever been before.
We didn’t learn to walk or to talk in a day. In fact, most of what has become habitual and easy for us was initially challenging. So with this in mind, we should respect our journey, particularly any time we are learning something new…… and we will learn many things on the road to achieving our goals.
Because the thing to remember is IF WE KNEW EXACTLY HOW TO GET THE THINGS WE WANTED, WE WOULD ALREADY HAVE THEM. But we don’t have them yet, so we have some learning to do.
“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” – Mark Twain
What would you tell your future self if they were here, now, and they asked you “why did you give up on your dreams?” This is you in the future, coming back, full of regrets because your present-self gave up to early and didn’t achieve the things you currently think are important.
How can you answer that????
Ummm, I’m sorry about that, but I had ‘better things to do’ than to peruse my dreams!
What can possibly be better than achieving all of the goals and dreams that you have?
I’m asking this as a serious question. “What can possibly be better than achieving all of the goals and dreams that you have?” What is it that you are currently doing with your time that is so important that you don’t have the time and energy to peruse your goals and dreams?
It might benefit you to think about this for a few minutes……..
“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.” – Marianne Williamson
Why are we not achieving the things we say we want that will make our lives better?
Are we lacking confidence in our own abilities? Or are we afraid of what other people will think and say about us?
a) If we are lacking confidence in our ability to achieve what we want, we need to realize that IT IS ONLY OUR SELF-DEFEATING THOUGHTS THAT ARE HOLDING US BACK. The remedy to this is to educate your mind to think in ways that support your ideal version of the future.
We can’t change the past of the present, but we do have the ability to create our future the way we want it to be. And it begins right now with every thought that we think! Learning to focus our minds is the greatest superpower we can ever have!
b) If we are shrinking away so as not to upset other people, WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR THOUGHTS, THEIR FEELINGS, OR THEIR ACTIONS.
Nobody is ‘saved,’ and nobody ‘wins’ when we limit ourselves. All we are doing is depriving ourselves of the opportunity to create a wonderful, satisfying, and fulfilling life for ourselves. AND WHY WOULD ANY SANE PERSON CONSIDER THAT THIS IS A GOOD IDEA?
The point I want to make here is in this next quote:
“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
So, what’s your excuse?
I’m hoping by now, that you are beginning to realize, or mature enough to understand, that THERE ARE NO VALID REASONS/EXCUSES FOR YOU TO NOT BE ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.
Sure, life’s a journey, and sure it may take time, and sure you may have setbacks, and sure other stuff gets in the way. But if you really have your heart and mind focused on achieving something, YOU WILL FIND A WAY! And the more you remain focused on your goals, the more the unlimited creative power of the Universal Mind will conspire to make your dream come true.
And then, each successive goal becomes easier and easier. Because we will have already laid the important groundwork…. That is we will have already changed ourselves to become someone who is inspired, motivated, and capable of achieving our goals. And that is what the journey of life is all about!
“It is your repeated imaginations that bring new realities into existence. So start using your focused thoughts to manifest the reality you desire instead of the things and circumstances you don’t want.” – Andrew Paterson
It’s about us having a great life experience.
It’s about reflecting on what’s important to us and then having the courage to go for it.
And with that in mind, I wish you the courage to dream big, and the motivation to make those dreams come true.
P.S. If you didn’t watch the video at the top of this page, maybe take a few extra minutes to go back and check it out….. I’m sure it will inspire you…….