We all have dreams and passions. However, sometimes, we just need an extra push to make us get out of our comfort zone. The truth is that it’s time to stop the excuses and do something to follow your dreams.
So, here are 15 inspiring and powerful quotes to compel you to take action no matter what your dream or passion is.
#1: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
Life is not only positives; it also has negatives. However, instead of focusing on the negative part, look at the positive one and maybe you will be able to see that you are missing a great opportunity.
#2: “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
We all do mistakes. However, what can make you a better person and aspire for a better life is the way you look at your mistakes. Don’t look at them as simple errors but as a way to learn from them. This will help you grow as a person.
#3: “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford
While you may want to have a successful business that makes a lot of money, there is a lot more that you are missing. A truly successful business shouldn’t be looked up just as a way to make money but as something to help your community and to serve as an inspiration to your employees.
#4: “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
When you want to succeed, you need to ensure that you have all the tools you need before you even start. This is the best way you can to be more productive and to sharpen your skills to reach success.
#5: “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no such thing as luck. You make your own luck by dreaming and establishing good goals and by working hard to make them happen. Success will follow.
#6: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
When you want to be promoted or to be hired for a better position in a different company, show the value that you have for the company itself. Don’t go around and try to sneak your way up because you won’t be able to keep it going
#7: “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell
The main difference between successful and unsuccessful people is the way they look at their goals. If you aren’t defeated on the start and you are willing to put in hard work, you can be sure that you will reach your dream.
#8: “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
We all have things that we need to do but are out of our comfort zone. So, this is the time to start doing them. It doesn’t matter what it is, just do it. This is what allows you to get new skills, to grow as a person, and to learn from your mistakes.
#9: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
There are no impossibles in life. All it takes is perseverance. The truth is that you will never know how it is like to reach your dream if you give up too soon.
#10: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
No one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, or in just a couple of hours. So, the best thing you can do is to control your own future. Just do what you need to do to make it happen.
#11: “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach
If you think about some of the successful people that you admire, you will notice that they didn’t get where they are now based on luck. They had to work hard and be persistent. They didn’t simply opened up their dream business or had instant success. So, just go the extra mile this year.
#12: “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher
When you are looking for inspiration and motivation to do more and better in order to reach your dream, all you need to do is to think about those days where you had so much to do and you managed to do it all.
#13: “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
While you need to be able to plan your life in order to reach your dreams, it all starts with a dream. After all, without a dream, what’s the point in fighting and working hard?
#14: “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom
We have millions of things going on in our minds every single day. However, unless you are able to clearly distinguish what is holding you back from reaching your dreams, you will never reach them. For some people, it’s their fear of being unsuccessful. So, just identify it and fight it. After all, the things that we tend to be more scared off tend to be the things that are really worth doing.
#15: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Sucess is made of unsuccesses. This is just the way it is. However, if you are able to remain focused on your dream and work hard without losing your motivation, you will get on track stronger.
While reaching your dreams and passions is not easy, you can be sure they are truly worth it. Besides, you need to be aware that success just doesn’t happen overnight. So, be patient, perseverant, confident in your abilities and skills, and just fight for what you want in life. Don’t settle with less than that.