Part II - Motivational Sayings - Motivational Quotes For Work And More
Motivational Quotes For Work, Blogging And Life
In part one of my motivational sayings and motivational quotes for work blog post: Motivational Sayings Blog Post... I added several quotes that provide me with reminders and also motivate me to continue to do my work as a blogger and affect me in other aspects of my life. I wanted to follow up that blog post with one more section to complete the sayings that I look at most often which give me that much needed perspective to live and work towards my goals and dreams everyday.
Motivational Sayings - Section I
Michael Jordan, is without question one of the most iconic athletes of all time. His accolades and achievements go beyond what anyone would have speculated would ever come to pass. For an athlete with a resume such as his own to openly state the number of failures that he's made throughout his career is the reason behind his success, that is something profound that resonates with me everytime I look at this motivational saying. I think that even in my own blogging that no matter what I do, the reality is that I am going to make mistakes and guess what.. that is okay. No matter what you do or what you want in your life, mistakes should be part of your journey in getting to where you want to go.
Working hard is never easy, but giving up is the easiest way out. If I look back on the number of things that I have tried before I got into blogging, the reality is that if it didn't work, I would just offload it and move on to something else. So this one really speaks volumes to me because I have been down that road, probably just like you. I have decided to pass on a number of things over the years and maybe if I would have invested more time into them, the outcomes would have been different. That's not to say that I didn't experience varied levels of success, but as the quote says, I want to see what happens if I don't with respect to not giving up and going farther than I have before.
I think that to look back on things that I have wanted to do or simply wanted in general, I can attest to the fact that it never came easy. If I were to think of things that have in fact come easy in my life, more often than not, they didn't last. This motivational quote really resonates with me because it mirrors different experiences that I have had in my own life, in relationships and in my work.
I remember the first time that I saw this one and found myself guilty of being that person that has in fact counted the days and then realizing that is the wrong way to go about living life. When I see this saying, it means take the days as they come to you. Each day presents a new opportunity and a new chance to do it better than you did the day before. I try not to live in the past whether it's choices that I wish I would have made differently or in regrets.. I live my life trying my best to make each day count because that day is the moment that I am living in.
This motivational quote says some very powerful things in just a few words. Getting up isn't easy, but it's necessary especially with respect to reaching your goals.. dressing up isn't always something that everyone looks forward to but it affects how people perceive you. To show up is about being present.. it's about being there for the conversation, being there to learn, being there to improve.. if you don't show up how do you move forward and make progress. To never give up.. this one speaks for itself. No matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard it gets, giving up is not an option. This is what this motivational saying means to me.
Motivational Sayings - Section II
How often have you been told that you can't do something ? I know it's happened to me pretty often in the scope of my own life. However, when I see this saying, the reality for me is that the only person that can truly tell me not to do something that I want to do or need to do is me. This just really stuck out for me when I saw this. However, just as no one can tell me not to do something, no one else can get my butt in gear when it comes to the things that I need to do too. I am my biggest advocate and I have the power to be my own worst enemy as well. All in all, no matter what.. it's all up to me.
When I see this motivational saying, it couldn't be any truer than this.. no matter how many other people say that you can, if you don't believe it then you're not going anywhere. The first step in any journey or challenge that I embark upon is that internal belief that I can do this. If that belief isn't there then it amplifies the challenge and makes it that much harder to get to the goal line I'm reaching for. Your attitude about what you're after changes everything.
Challenges are a daily occurrence and there's absolutely nothing that can be done about it. Try as hard as we might to avoid them, they are always lurking around the corner. Remember that other familiar saying.. it is what it is.. Such is the case here, but in spite of the challenges, it is the act and process of overcoming them that makes the most impact now and in the future. A motivational saying such as this really speaks to me, my work, my life and more because while there's nothing that I can do about the fact that challenges are an integral part of life, overcoming challenges is just as important if not more as it is in meeting them in the first place.
Nike has always gotten it right from the beginning.. that's just how I feel about it. If you want to sum up why most tend to fail, to me it boils down to one thing.. failure to just do it, failure to act. I've realized several simple things. I can study as much as I want. I can review as much as I want. I can watch and observe others as much as I want, but if I don't get up and just do it, it won't get done and the chance of experiencing success becomes almost unattainable. One simple idea that is at the core of so much of what I do as a blogger and in my life is this.. just do it.
When I see this motivational quote, I think of all the times that I have been in a situation where I have had to talk myself out of making excuses as to why I couldn't get something done. I know I'm just speaking for myself but we definitely find ways to get in our own way. The truth is and chances are you have experienced this too, that if it's something you really want to achieve, if it's something that is a priority or truly something that means something to you above all else, you find ways to get to it.. you find ways to get the job done.. you find a way to just do it.
Motivational Sayings - Section III
This is a reminder to me that yes, there was a time when all I ever did was wake up and walk throughout my day wondering about all the things that I wanted to do. I would think to myself, it would be nice to do this and reflect on whatever that plan or thought was that I was so caught up in at the moment, for the moment.. that never really gained any momentum. Things have changed.. I know what I want, I have a plan and everyday I never forget it, dismiss it or make something else more important. I address my dreams everyday. I chase my dreams daily.
Simply put, if you don't want it then it's just not going to happen. I tend to reflect a lot. It seems like no matter what decision I've made or make, I'm always going back and picking it apart to evaluate whether it's what I really meant to do. I am a person that embraces change. I am a believer that if change is what you're seeking then you have to want it first. It's those things that we want that we invest time into most. The "want" part of what I'm after is just as important as the steps that I take to getting it.
While this is one that I particularly enjoy, I will say this.. I believe that the desire to want something matters because that in turn can lead to other decisions that may still lead you to what your goal is. Needless to say, how hard are you truly willing to work for your goals ? I understand that I should never dismiss "wanting" to do something successfully badly. But more importantly how much work am I willing to put into it. I can tell you that if it's a priority and something I want... the amount of work it requires doesn't really matter.
When I see this motivational quote, I think to myself that often times I try to see the end in mind. Interestingly enough, in my past the path I took was to try to see it all figured out because that helped me to move forward with plans that I wanted to set into motion.
Nevertheless, I know that it can be difficult to get started when you can't see how it's all going to work out. I have felt this often first hand. However the point is this.. what will separate you from others is just getting started in the first place. Once you take those initial steps, before you know it you've made a lot of progress. Paralyzing yourself by over-thinking won't get you anywhere. This is a reminder to me not to sit and think about it so much to the point that I don't do anything at all. Just take action and you will figure it out along the way.
Effort cannot be understated. The amount of effort that you invest into anything is something that you will know yourself better than anyone else will. When I see this motivational saying, the one thing that truly hits home for me is that no matter what it is, all I have to do is try. That there's nothing wrong if I want the world, there's nothing wrong if I want huge success, there's nothing wrong if I want it all.. We all have goals and ambitions and there's nothing wrong with that, but I already have everything I need right in front of me and within me to realize any dream I have and this is a reminder that all I have to do is try.
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