The following quotes will encourage you on your journey and help you realize that your dreams are valuable and that it really doesn’t matter what those around you think or say as long as you do your part in bringing them to fruition.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot
Let go of the past, of all the things you didn’t do and the bad decisions you made. Every new day is an opportunity to do things differently and, in some cases, to start things over.
Allow today to be the day that you recommit to your goals and dreams and begin to give them the focus and attention that they deserve. It is never too late to re-create your life, make changes, pursue your dreams, or do everything you thought you couldn’t do due to your own limiting beliefs.
“If you don’t chase after your dreams someone will pay you to build theirs” – Tony Gaskins
We were all born with the desire to accomplish great things and to live lives that have meaning and purpose.
However, somewhere along the way, most of us have stopped dreaming, given in to our fears, and settled for less because we are more comfortable with familiarity.
Rather than dealing with the unknown that comes with venturing into uncharted territory in pursuit of our dreams.
It’s much easier to keep the status quo and help others build and realize their dreams than it is to chase after our own because building other people’s dreams doesn’t require us to invest ourselves deeply, make great sacrifices, or step outside of our comfort zones.
As terrifying as it is to jump off the cliff with no guarantee that our parachute will work, we must be willing to take a chance on our dreams regardless of how uncertain we may feel or how much they will require of us.
Your calling in life is just as important as anyone else’s and will never be realized as long as you are content to bask in the glory of others.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire” – Napoleon Hill
If you want to achieve something, you must want it with all of your heart. Desire will drive you like nothing else, propelling you to take the necessary actions to achieve your dreams and keeping you motivated and focused on your objectives.
Desire ignites a fire within you that keeps you going when it would seem more prudent to give up, allows you to be persistent and consistent, and constantly reminds you why you are doing whatever it is you are doing.
“You don’t have to see the entire staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anything worthwhile always appears daunting at first, and some goals appear lofty and out of reach. When we realize what we are up against and what is required of us to achieve some of our goals and dreams, it is easy to become discouraged and demoralized.
Taking one step at a time and a single action each day toward your dream will not only bring you one step closer to its realization, but will also allow you to tackle challenges with ease when you break down your goals into manageable chunks rather than focusing on everything that is required all at once.
“You can’t, they can’t” – Yvonne Kariba
If you aren’t careful or allow them to, people will try to project their fears, insecurities, and limiting beliefs onto you. Most people are afraid to pursue their dreams, resist change with all their might, and prefer to keep things as they are because they dislike leaving their comfort zones or are afraid of failing or making mistakes.
People will often try to discourage you from attempting to do things that they have failed at or did not have the courage to pursue because they are afraid that if you succeed, it will reflect negatively on them.
Or it will force them to abandon their excuses, confront their own fears, and accept responsibility for why things did not work out for them.
When people tell you that you can’t do something, it’s usually because your goal or dream instills in them an insecurity that causes them to doubt their own ability to get things done or makes them feel inadequate in some way.
“The loudest boos come from the cheapest seats” – Babe Ruth
People who try to discourage you from pursuing your dreams, downplay your abilities, or tell you that you lack the necessary skills are often those who aren’t doing much with their lives.
Misery enjoys having company!
When those around them seek to grow or do more with their lives, most people feel threatened because it forces them to examine their own lives or exposes their insecurities and fears.
So, rather than risking appearing inept, they take pleasure in bringing others down because it makes them feel better about their lives and who they are.
Consider any step you take today toward your goals and dreams to be progress, and use it to motivate you to keep moving in the right direction; you will be glad you started today tomorrow.