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Words Of Motivation: All About Goals


We all dream.

We dream about what we want out of life. What was it T.E. Lawrence wrote? “The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” Our dreams give us the words of motivation we need to improve our lives, perhaps ironically beyond our wildest dreams.

But all the power of the inspiration messages we get from our dreams can be diluted by day-to-day stresses and worries. We can forget what it is we are wanting when more immediate pressures crowd in on our lives.

For this reason, the next most important skill we need after the ability to dream is to prosaically set goals to give us a way of setting and measuring our progress towards the lifestyle we have only imagined so far.

Yes, dreams are essential to success but only if you commit yourself to their attainment by defining exactly what you want and setting a date by which they are to be achieved.

I have to say that I personally have struggled with setting my goals so this will be a personal journey for me too. As I research and write I am looking for the words of motivation I need to move further forward in my life too.

A great way of explaining goals is the classic scenario of the ticket desk of an airline and having this conversation:

Airline Employee: Hello, can I be of assistance?

Me: Hi, I would like to buy a ticket please.

AE: Of course, sir, where would you like to go?

Me: I don’t know.

AE: Okay, when would you like to arrive?

Me: No idea.

AE: I’m sorry but I can’t help you unless you can tell me where you want to go or when you want to get there.

This might seem a crazy situation but isn’t this exactly how we treat our lives?

Zig Ziglar put it perfectly when he said, “It’s just as difficult to reach a destination you don’t have, as it is to come back from a place you have never been.”

Jim Rohn was also spot on when he wrote in his great book, Seven Strategies For Wealth And Happiness, “To understand how crucial goals are, observe the vast majority who do not have any goals. Instead of designing their lives, these misguided people simply make a living. They fight every day of their lives in the war zone of economic survival, choosing existence over substance.”

Too many of us ignore the words of motivation around us and bumble through life, allowing other people to design our lives for us. Then we complain about our situation and blame others for our position. In truth all we have failed to do is to take control of our own lives and planned what it is we want to do.

Yes, goal setting requires work and discipline. Like dreams, if we have goals and do not achieve them, we feel more frustrated. So defining goals is a contract we make with ourselves to create a better life. Indeed, by identifying your goals you are simply finding the purpose of your life.

But, remember this: driving to your goals does require work and commitment but the rewards can be massive. You decide just how massive they can be.

The past is gone. There are things I wish I had not done or done differently but I can do nothing about them now. Right now you have the opportunity to make things a lot, lot better. Although you can imagine the life you want, in reality you are unable to understand just how good things can become.

Setting goals is like walking towards the horizon. Right now you can only see as far as the horizon but, as you move closer to it, more and more is revealed to you and you gradually see a new horizon. Goals are like that: the more you achieve, the more you will understand your abilities and the more your abilities will grow. Gradually you will give yourself inspiration messages that more is possible.

“You can go as far as far as you can see, and when you get there you can always see further,” is another inspiration message from Zig Ziglar.

To get a smooth progression towards the life you want, it is always best to have a series of goals leading you forward, one after the other. In case you doubt you have the abilities to achieve all you want and to keep going, most success gurus provide words of motivation that tell us that life has a wonderful way of providing the means to achieve our goals when we need them.

We just need to have faith and be open to the words of motivation that are available.

“With any project I take a blank sheet of paper and I write down the aim of the exercise – the goal – and take it from there. It’s very fulfilling when you you’ve written down an aim, planned everything and then you bring it to a successful conclusion. It’s tremendous.”

Sir Chay Blyth (in the book ‘Mind Games’)

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 499

 
 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion
to reach for the stars to change the world.”

 

Harriet Tubman

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 497

 
 

The only real failure is the failure to try,

And the measure of success is how we cope with the disappointment,

as we always must.”

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011 Movie)

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 496

 
 

“I delight in immediate gratification.
Sure I want the fun, the enjoyment, the satisfaction,
and I’d prefer to have it now rather than waiting for later.
However, I realize that to forego some
of the instant satisfaction today,
I can fulfill a greater tomorrow;
a tomorrow that brings with it dreams come true.”

 

Wes Beavis (Become The Person You Dream Of Becoming)

 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 494

 
 

“Where there is life, there is hope.
Where there are hopes, there are dreams.
Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals.
Goals become the action plans and game plans
that winners dwell on in intricate detail,
knowing that achievement is almost automatic
when the goal becomes an inner commitment.”

 

Dr Denis Waitley (The Winners Edge)

 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 493

 
 

“Strength does not come from winning.

Your struggles develop your strengths.

When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,

that is strength.”

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 492

 
 

“I think it doesn’t matter
how far I have gone
or how low I have fallen,
I always take a new day as an opportunity
to add something to what I have done previously.”

 

Alessandro (Alex) Zanardi

 


 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 491

 
 

“The only way to develop is to venture into the unknown,
to take risks and to learn new things.
We must force ourselves out of our comfort zone
and trust our ability to adapt and thrive.”

 

Garry Kasparov (How Life Imitates Chess)

 

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Inspiration Message: The Effects Of The London Olympic Games

 
 

The summer of 2012 has provided many inspiration messages and will surely go down as one of the most exciting times in recent history – but only if we learn the lessons available.

In June Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. Following the phenomenal success of the wedding of her grandson, William, to the glamorous Catherine Middleton, the events surrounding the Jubilee started to engender an enthusiasm and pride in the British people that has been rarely seen for some time.

With foreign nationals swelling the celebrating crowds to over 500,000 and a home television audience peaking at 17 million, it seems the feel good factor was felt all over the country and beyond its shores.

Prior to the events in June, the British people had little confidence and many believed the forthcoming Olympic Games would not succeed. Those watching the slick organisation and technology of the Jubilee celebrations however began to think ‘maybe we can do it.’

So 27 July arrived and with it the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. The show was refreshingly well staged and impressed many who had doubted Britain could match the spectacular events surrounding the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

And yet we had all misjudged the stunning inspiration messages we were to receive over the next seventeen days of the Olympic Games. Ninety percent of the British population watched the Games and an estimated 4 billion worldwide watched as the drama unfolded.

Every day new inspiration messages were witnessed. Laura Trott was born with a collapsed lung and asthma and was told to take up sport to regulate her breathing. Laura won two Gold medals in track cycling. Joanna Rowsell also won Gold in the cycling velodrome and removed her helmet to show she has no hair. Joanna suffers from alopecia and happily champions on behalf of others with the same condition. She shows that wearing a wig can be glamorous.

On the last day of competition, Modern Pentathlon Silver medal winner, Samantha Murray, was being interviewed when she turned to the camera and said “If you have a goal, anything you want to achieve in life, don’t let anyone get in your way because you can do it.” Words of motivation indeed.

But if we thought the Olympic Games had given us inspiration messages, nobody had considered the effect the following Paralympic games would have.

The Paralympians, who took our collective breath away between 29 August and 9 September, provided hourly examples of inspiration messages that took away all our excuses. The two personalities beloved by the media before the Games, Ellie Simmonds, already the winner of two swimming Gold medals in Beijing (at the age of 13) and Oscar Pistorius, who has dominated Paralympic running for several years, went ahead and won more medals. Ellie is a big personality in a diminutive form and has achondroplesia dwarfism whilst Oscar had his legs removed below the knee when a baby and runs on blades.

Sophie Christiansen was born with severe cerebral palsy and fought to live. At the age of six she found an affinity with horses. Her talent was recognised and she won two Gold medals in Beijing. Like Ellie Simmonds, Sophie was awarded the MBE by the Queen and earned a Masters degree in mathematics. During the London Paralympic Games she won three more Gold medals: another great inspiration message.

Harriet Lee suffers from Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, a condition involving enlarged organs and an increased risk of cancer, and four months ago she was rushed into intensive care. Fortunately she was released in time for the Paralympic Games but then fell ill on the first day of competition. Despite all this, Lee engaged in a duel with Russian swimmer Nina Ryabova in the 100 metres breaststroke and won the bronze medal. “It’s been a hard slog to get here and to finish off the year with a medal is quite emotional,” she told reporters afterwards.

But inspiration messages were not only found among the athletes. Seventy thousand volunteers were on hand to ensure both sets of Games went smoothly and that athletes and spectators enjoyed the experience.

These ‘Games Makers’ received particular praise from many people for their cheerful hard work but none were more deserving of plaudits than Liam Conlen from Essex, whose job it was to meet two cyclists from the small African country of Burkina Faso. Sadly the arrangements for the two athletes went wrong and they had no support and nowhere to go. Seeing the problem, Liam simply took the three men in the party home with him to his parents’ house while two women were housed in a nearby convent.

The local community also gathered round to help; the local school offered training facilities to the group and a local company helped upgrade their bicycles to competition specification. The two Burkina Faso cyclists did not win any medals but the town of Abridge in Essex won a lot more.

The British athletes, known as ‘TeamGB,’ won more medals than ever before and the hearts of a nation. And yet the lessons and inspiration messages of London 2012 are relevant to everyone, no matter in what country they are or their physical condition.

I was lucky enough to visit the Olympic Park during the Paralympic games and can tell you that the atmosphere was completely positive, enjoyable and full of inspiration messages. But the attitude did not stop there, an aura of confidence and positivity has covered the country. Sadly the politicians and media have been slow to realize this but for the first time in history this does not matter.

The Internet now means that people can express their views to each other without interference. As with the so-called Arab Spring, we can all take control and say ‘We want to be proud of our country and be part of the world community too.’ We have seen inspiration messages and examples of great courage and strength and realize there are no longer any excuses. We no longer have to take the lead from politicians or the press but can dictate what we want our world to look like.

Every one of us has seen that we can take control of our own lives and through words of motivation become the best we can be. Just as the events in London were lit by a flame, it is up to us to carry the torch, the spirit of what we have seen, forward to benefit everyone in Britain and everyone around the world.

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 489

 
 

 

“Personal transformation can and does have global effects.

As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.

The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. “

 

 

Marianne Williamson

 

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