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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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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 495

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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