What is it in quotes and motivational speakers that we love about? Coming from personal experience, reading quotes or listening to motivational speeches from the most successful people improve how I feel and change my mood for the better. I have watched a ton of inspirational videos and read a plethora of self-help books for years until I realized it was only worth watching them if I did something about it. So, I did. I dug deep and figured that I needed to start taking action. Now, my advice is to figure out what is holding you back then focus your energy to something that develops yourself until you become that person you always wanted to be.
Motivational videos and inspirational quotations do help for a time you are not feeling your best, but they are external motivation and are short-lived. So, if you spend so much time watching and ultimately relying on them for charging up, after a time you will be back to the same you that you have always wanted to change. The bottom line is you need to have inner strength to make that desire last longer.
If you look at the people that changed the world, they’re not doing it because they are motivated. They’re doing it because they made a commitment to do it and they’re disciplined to see it through. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that discipline is far more important than motivation.
I have kept hundreds of valuable quotes, sayings, motivational messages from the greatest people on the planet. Human beings that we all look up to, individuals we wish to have achieved a tiny bit of their successes in life. So, if you need some inspiration to pump you up with ideas and motivation, then, this content is perfect for you. In no particular order, here are my top 10 favorite quotations:
Don’t talk about what you’re going to do, don’t just dream about you’re going to do, don’t criticize somebody else for what they’re not doing. You be it. Be about it. Be about that action and go do it. Keep your eye on your intention. Don’t let any outside distraction or your own insecurities stop you from your goals. Embrace that struggle. Surviving that struggle will strengthen you.
Life is not just the passing of time. Life is a collection of experiences. They’re frequency and they’re intensity. When my friend Mark died at age 44, someone says ‘That’s young to die.’ But what if he lived four lifetimes at one? That might not be too young. Whatever the span of your life turns out to be. Here’s what you want to fill it up with: experiences and the intensity of those experiences.
The best thing you can do is to be exceptionally good at something. If you’re the best doctor in town, if you’re the best lawyer in town, or if you’re the best whatever it may be… whatever abilities you have cannot be taken away from you. It can’t be actually inflated away from you. Somebody else will go buy you some of the wheat they produce, cotton or whatever it may be, and they will trade you for the skill you have. So, the best investment by far is anything that develops yourself.
What comes out of your mouth is going to come back to you. It’s the law of attraction. All men are dogs, you’re going to meet all of them. I’ll never get nobody. You’re not! I can’t lose this weight. You sure aint! I’m going to be fit this year. Strong possibility! I’ll never be rich. I promise you, you won’t! I’ll be rich one day. Strong possibility! It’s how it works man. It’s the law of attraction. The moment you say it. You began the chain. It’s the process. If you think big, you’ll be big. If you think small, you’ll be small.
You only have to be right one time. You don’t have to figure it all out in advance. You can be wrong, you can pick the wrong career, you can pick the wrong job, you can pick the wrong spouse, you can pick the wrong, whatever. But if you get it right one time, you’re set. But if you don’t try, if you don’t go out there and try all those different things, you’ll never get that one time.
Every morning, everybody in life starts off with the same amount of currency: 24 hours. At the end of the day, they all end up different because of the way they used their currency during those 24 hours. If you are all smart and wise, obviously, you spend some time reading books, lifting the good tapes, or taking some studies somewhere because you don’t just wake up smart. And if you are stupid, dumb, ignorant — you bought that, and you paid for it. By the time you sat down watching five movies in a row on HBO, that’s all you are. Whatever you trade your time for, you become. It’s currency. You buy life with time. So, if you want to change the quality of your life, you have to change how you spend yourBest Mantras in life currency: TIME.
In any relationship, you have to ask yourself, ‘What is the cost of being in this relationship?’ What’s it costing me to be here? And if the cost is your dignity, your self-respect, your individuality, your health, your peace of mind, if that’s the cost, let them go.
If you really want to be transformed, you have to live an intentional life. This is so simple; I don’t want you to miss it. Most people don’t lead their life. They accept their life. And when you accept your life, you are living on things that are not worthy of your time and effort and energy. To go uphill, you have to be intentional. Nobody ever went uphill by accident. You’ve never read a book on accidental achievements. You have to be intentional with what you do and who you are.
Stop criticizing yourself. Stop mistreating yourself. Begin to treat yourself as something that’s very precious. And when you began to love who you are, then you can love your neighbor because you love yourself.
Work on yourself harder than you work on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. Then, he said: If you work hard on yourself, you could make a fortune. So, I work hard on my job and made a living but I learned, starting with those extra hours per week, learning these extra skills, I started working on myself. What can I do to start increasing my progress? And make my health better, make my income better. Make my investments better. Make my value to the marketplace much better. Get busy learning the second skill and the third skill and the next language and the next language to increase my value. I got to be busy and do that. If you do that, I promise you… One of the greatest motivating factors in the world is progress.
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