Do you have goals and dreams that require action? Here are a few thoughts and quotes to inspire you and help you get ahead.
There are many ways in which we all see the world. Within each of us there are secret dreams and personal development goals that keep us going. Above all the possibility of our dreams coming true are the things that have us juiced up and feeling alive. The natural viewpoint is to look at life through a lens of positivity. However there are definitely moments where we feel challenged and frustrated. More especially if we feel anxious about not taking the right action or even enough action to get started.
The truth of the matter is that for all of our goal setting, our dreams need a wake up and a shakeup. At times, it is not enough to know that those dreams are there. We need to get to a point where we throw some fuel onto the proverbial embers set our lives ablaze with the power of our dreams. If you have been seeking some kind of motivation and mental stimulation and you have been trying to reimagine your life, here are thoughts that will help you to get into that space.
“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality”-Ralph Marston
If only we gave as much life to our dreams and our goals as we did to our doubts, we would truly be in a different place. Take a serious inventory of what it is that you are giving your thoughts, mental energy and oxygen to. Feed your goals and starve your doubt.
“Every day brings new choices”-Martha Beck
So you messed up yesterday and you can’t help but feel like a monumental failure today. These are moments that we all go through in life. What matters most isn’t what others think of what we do. What matters is the regard with which we hold ourselves, our ability to make choices, learn from them and bounce back with new choices each day. As you go through life, you will find ways to build resilience and face the world with renewed energy each day.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams”- Oprah Winfrey
Turn up the volume of your life! Live your life in full colour! If you lived your life on full throttle and as you imagined it would always be, just imagine the quality of life that you would be living! Too often we hide behind the routine of our daily lives and forget that there are things that make us feel alive and breathless. Live your dreams.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”- Jim Rohn
So you got yourself from A to B when you were in desperate in need of doing so. Perhaps you were saving money for an all-important car or burning the midnight oil trying to score that MBA. But somehow you got complacent. The reality is, there are new goals and new horizons to explore, if you could just get off the couch. If you’ve been struggling to connect the dots between where you are and where you would like to be, discipline is the bridge. Get up earlier, take some time off social media networks and fill it instead with the things that you need to get done.
“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive” – Matt Cameron
We spend so much of our lives trained on what could go wrong, that we live in a state of perpetual worry and fear. Instead of living a life filled with reactivity, find ways to embody positivity and you will reframe your entire experience. Train your mind to become faithfully attuned to the present moment. It is the only moment that is real and it can be positive.
How do I decide what my goals are?
I hear you. I know what’s on your mind. There is a hesitancy and a sliver of doubt about exactly what your goals are. When faced with the prospect of taking action, it can seem overwhelming. If you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to set life goals, here are a few thought starters that will help you decide:
What am I truly passionate about?
If today was my last day on Earth, what would I want my message to be?
In what manner could I use my life and my dreams to bring about a change in the world?
Bonus tips to help you reactivate your Goals and Dreams:
Connect with new people:
Allow the prospect of the fresh and new into your life. Yes, this includes connecting with new people. You may feel safe and secure in the knowledge that you have your set friends and social circle. But does that really allow any newness and new developments into your life?
Sometimes the perspective that you need can only come from exposing your mind to different knowledge and subject matter. In order to get to your dreams, you may need to bridge the gap in your knowledge when you enrol in a course
Try something new:
While on the subject of new people, why not also use the time to try new things. The energy of something new has the power to refresh your perspective. Expose your ears to new music, go out and try a dance class or take a drive along a scenic route.
One of the biggest parts of reinvention and changing the status quo in your life comes from taking decisions and truly feeling the excitement of your dreams. If you are in the phase of your life where you are searching for meaning and direction, let these quotes and thoughts be your inspiration.
By Laeeka Khan