Is this where you want to be?
Are you satisfied with life?
These questions, and my resounding no answer are what prompted me to start asking what can I do to feel more aligned with my purpose and to feel fulfilled?
I’d done everything I was ‘supposed’ to do, got the degree, got the good job.. so why wasn’t I happy?
The ego is a tricky sucker, always trying to protect itself from criticism and doubt. And really, truly looking deep down inside yourself is a hard thing to do. It requires some serious uncompromising self-evaluation to get to the truth of the matter.
Even if you do find the answers in there, it takes a lot of courage and determination to see yourself for what you are. Even more so to do anything about it and find a way forward. Are you going to slide back down into your comfy, well-worn routine of everyday reality? Or are you going to step up, look the challenge in the face and get inspired to fight for the future life you want?
I took the first route, continuing on for a few more years in the well-trodden path I had made for myself. I read books, I took courses, I made plans and goals… but nothing stuck for long. I needed the motivation and inspiration to really keep going.
20 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate You to Crush it
As I begrudgingly worked my 9-5, I dreamed about what lay ahead, I talked about it to everyone that would listen. In my head, I would live the dream, but in reality, I was doing absolutely nothing to make it happen.You have to get off your butt to make things happen! Click To Tweet
What changed? I struggled with myself, and with others ideas and opinions on my life for a while.
But I realised I wanted MORE. I wanted to live life on my terms, to build an income and passion around my real interests and talents.
I couldn’t stand working for someone else any longer, living by other people’s expectations, or waking up every morning thinking is this it? is this all there is to life? Gradually my frustration and unhappiness turned into determination. And I got started!
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I felt swindled, like the system I had always trusted had lied to me, brainwashed me and so many millions of others into believing if we did everything right, played all the moves in order, then we’d be where we wanted to be eventually.
It’s the classic millennial dilemma – Judging our success by how many boxes we have ticked off by age 30. You start panicking, rushing to do things, life starts to go by in a whirlwind as you chase your tail around and around.
You’re thinking why hasn’t it happened? Where are all the things I’m supposed to have achieved? Where is my success? Why don’t I feel happy?
Slowly you begin to realise it isn’t going to just happen. You can’t get your dream life by just hoping and wishing. And so what that all your hard work doing the ‘right thing’ hasn’t amounted to as much as you’d hoped for? YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE, NOW!
Here are 20 inspiring quotes to put a fire in your belly and motivate you to make a change now
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told.” – Alan Keightley.
The road to greatness does not lie in complacency. Follow your passions and interests now, start reaching for the stars, there is nothing holding you back!
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
You can sit back and do the same as you’ve always done, or you can realise that you hold your destiny in your own hands.
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert
If you wait, you will never do anything. Start now, strike out, alone if need be.
“Every pro was once an amateur. Every expert was once a beginner. So dream big. And start now.” – Unknown
You don’t need all the answers, you don’t need to know what you’re doing… just follow your dreams and start with what you have.
Following Your Dreams
“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” – Nelson Mandela.
Take note and appreciate every milestone for they show you the way forward and how far you have come.
“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash.
Most people give up, they turn back, the road is just too hard. But you are not most people. Go the extra mile!
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda
Always challenge yourself, give yourself something to strive for.
“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
A life well lived, full of passion, is a happy one.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Your reality is determined by the way you alone perceive the world – dream big!
Letting Go Of Excuses
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton. M
It’s easier to convince yourself there will be plenty of time to chase your dreams in the future than to expend the energy on pursuing them now. But the best time to start anything is now!
“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison.
Accept that your past actions and achievements have brought you here. Without the lessons from your past, you would not know how to appreciate the opportunities that lie ahead.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain.
Without taking a leap of faith into the unknown, you cannot know what jewels are waiting to be uncovered. Make it a plan to explore as many new things as you can.
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort
It’s so much easier to hide behind excuses than to take massive action.
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
How can you know greatness if you always let fear hold you back from starting anything?
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
You do not have to be perfect, just start with what you have.
Don’t Listen to To Small Minds
“Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.” – Unknown
There will always be those who do not understand or do not like your ambition, don’t belittle yourself or your plans to appease them.
“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” – Steve Jobs
It takes bravery to make a path where few others, or no others have gone. But those who do, lead the way!
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Believe in your dreams and let them guide you.
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
When you’re busy making your dreams a reality, it’s easier to block out the noise coming from those with smaller minds.
“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein
How wonderful is it to know they will look back and say “I knew her back when everyone thought she was crazy.”
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So, Are You Happy?
Do you feel satisfied with life?
When I really took it to heart that nothing would change if I didn’t, the way ahead started to become clearer.
Being honest and open with myself helped me to make better choices and stay open and accepting to the wonderful opportunities around me.
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Are you open? Be honest with yourself, because at the end of the day only you matter, only you make the choice to continue on as you have, or to face your fears and move forward.
So, what will it be? Now is the time to strive, to let your light shine brightly. Let these inspiring quotes motivate you to start, and to keep going… let’s see where the road takes you!
Drop a comment below and let me know what you’re doing to crush it. Let’s motivate each other!