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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 505

 
 

“Accept the things that don’t go according to plan,
the people that don’t treat you quite how you’d like to be treated,
the bad news as well as the good.
Start to enjoy feeling good inside yourself.
And remember that you don’t need to moan and criticise any more.
And if you do feel crap inside (like we all do sometimes)
try to accept that feeling too,
without looking for things outside yourself to blame it on.”

 

John C.Parken (F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way)

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Words Of Motivation: Getting Goals Started

 
 


 
I have no doubt that you will want to be finding the purpose of your life. It may be that you already know why you are alive and, if so, congratulations, let me know how you get on, but most of us are struggling to find the inspiration messages that will give us direction and fulfillment.

At some stage in the journey goals will be mentioned. Having a goal will help you get up in the morning and give you all the words of motivation you need.

As Zig Ziglar put it, “Whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you do, you should have goals.”

It is important in setting the right, meaningful goals for yourself to be able to ask what it is you want. You may have already read the inspiration messages on dreams on this site and identified your goals, which is great news, but now you have to ask yourself how these translate into goals. A later article will take us through the mechanics of setting goals.

Life is like the famous genie in the bottle: you just have to know how to ask life for your ‘wishes’ and then pay the price to achieve them (the work).

Setting Goals Give You Direction

Goals help you gain control of your life. They set out the steps ahead of you and you will be able to see the route and words of motivation you need to take to get the life you want.

Setting Goals Define Success Better

To set goals you need to understand exactly what success means to you. As you set them down you will start to get a clearer picture of who it is you want to be and where you want to go. This will lead to the words of motivation you need to go further.

Setting Goals Improves Your Self-Esteem

As you set out your goals you will realise that at last you have a life of purpose. As you achieve each goal this will groom into a strong fulfillment and feeling of self-worth.

Setting Goals Gives You Character

Having a goal will encourage you to work out how to overcome obstacles on the way to your goal. You will know the why and the how will appear – you just have to find the strength to apply it. Each time you do overcome, your strength of character will grow.

Setting Goals Encourages Discipline

Now you know what it is you want, you will be very disappointed if you do not achieve it. Having your goals set down will give you the inspiration messages you need to be disciplined and drive through to what it is you want.

Zig Ziglar again, “Make no small plans for they have no capacity to stir men’s souls.”

Be in no doubt, setting and achieving goals will need strength and discipline but the rewards are so astounding that it is worth almost any price. This really is life changing.

Have you ever seen a young child trying something new? Most times he or she will think that anything is possible and is surprised and frustrated when an adult tries to explain something is impossible. When you are young, anything is achievable.

When setting goals we need to have a childlike attitude. If children ran the world, very little would be impossible so we need to think the same way.

Jim Rohn: “You see, many of us have become too skeptical. We’ve lost that wonderfully innocent, childlike faith and trust. Don’t let this stop you. Believe and have faith in yourself and your goals. And get excited – just like a child. Childlike enthusiasm – there’s nothing more contagious.”

So open your heart and mind to these words of motivation and set yourself some goals that will inspire you and get you the life you want.

Because you’re worth it.

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal and I will give you a stock clerk.”

J.C. Penney
 
 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 504

 
 

“I have no regret in my life.
I think that everything happens to you for a reason.
The hard times that you go through build character,
making you a much stronger person.”

 

Rita Mero

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 503

 
 

“Fight one more round.
When your feet are so tired
that you have to shuffle back to the centre of the ring,
fight one more round.
When your arms are so tired
that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard,
fight one more round.
When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black
and you are so tired that you wish your opponent
would crack you on the jaw and put you to sleep,
fight one more round –
remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.”

 

James J. Corbett, American boxing champion (1866 – 1933)

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 502

 
 

“But it’s also true
that the person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing.
All we know about the future is
that it will be different.
But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same.
So we must celebrate the changes.”

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011 Movie)

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 501

 
 

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.
Be happy now.
Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend,
whether it’s at work or with your family.
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

 

Earl Nightingale

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 500

 
 

“Guard well your thoughts, reader,
for what you really are in your secret thoughts today,
be it good or evil,
you will, sooner or later,
become in actual deed.”

 

James Allen (Above Life’s Turmoil)

 

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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 498

 
 

“Don’t chase people.
Be yourself,
do your own thing and work hard.
The right people
– the ones who really belong in your life –
will come to you.
And stay.”

 

Will Smith

 

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