Inspirational Quotes To Assist You Achieve Your Goals
We all have goals in life that we would want to achieve. But, in order to achieve that goal, there are trials and obstacles that we have to cross. Nothing in life is ever easy. Even people born from a silver spoon start from somewhere. People who have goals tend to lose sight of it over time because of the many tribulations that they have to overcome that they eventually, abandon it and settle for the meager reality in front of them.
But we all know that after the rain comes the rainbow. If the way to your goal is hard and you feel like giving up, then good! That only means that the aim in mind is something not easy to achieve and it is worth fighting for. If you fall down, then get up! You think you are alone, you think famous people got to where they are right now by sheer luck, they don’t. They have suffered worse and struggled more than you can ever think of. Thomas Edison, also known as the inventor of the lightbulb. Back in the day, his teachers said that he was "too stupid to learn anything." Eventually, he was fired from his two jobs because he was deemed unproductive. As an inventor, he attempted to make the lightbulb at least a thousand times before successfully creating it in this 1001st time.
You see? No one has it easy in this life. And it is important that you have to strive for your goals too. “There is no shame in wanting more”. No shame. But as you begin to desire more, you must also be ready to do more of the work to achieve your goal.
With that in mind, muster up the inspiration you need to achieve those goals through these inspirational quotes from these famous personalities:
1. "Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." – Muhammad Ali
With the innovation of today’s technology and innovative minds, there is nothing that is impossible anymore. Because what used to be an impossibility is already made a reality. Neil Armstrong, otherwise known as one of the men who landed on the moon. At the time, the
thought seemed crazy and absurd. But not anymore. When Apollo 13 was launched, the world saw and marveled at the spectacle they are witnessing. Do not allow yourselves to be confined with what you already know. Learn to go and explore beyond the depths of your understanding and open your mind to new things.
2. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”– Michelle Obama
Dreams will remain to dream unless you work for it to become a reality. If your dream only lasts until that point, then hooray! You have achieved it. But the thing is, are you really contented with that? If you want to reach for the stars, then I say, go ahead! There are absolutely no limits and no hindrances to the ambitions that you would want to reach. If you have a goal and you stop halfway, that means that your goal does not seem worth it achieving anymore, or that you have become too lazy to try and reach for that goal. Nothing will ver happen if you do not work for it.
3. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Going back to the previous quotes, it is good that if your goals are as high as the clouds in the sky. But make sure that you have the means and the ability to reach for them. Dreaming of an unpractical goal will only end in failure as you do not have the resources to see it through. Make sure that the objective you have in mind is practical and achievable. Visualize a clear aim in mind before attempting to reach for it.
4. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis
Also known as the author of the Narnia Chronicles, Mr. Lewis tells us that it is ok to dream again even if you have fulfilled your life’s goals. If you have seen the movie Bucket List portrayed by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, then you would have an idea of what I am talking about. In the motion picture, Jack Nicholson convinces Morgan Freeman to extend his bucket list on the things that he would want to do before he dies; from skydiving to visiting foreign lands and to see Mount Everest. Never settle. If there is something that you have always wanted to do, then do it, before it is too late.
5. “Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default.” - J.K. Rowling
If you think Harry Potter got to where it is today in an instant, think again. The excerpt of Harry potter was rejected 12 times before it was finally given a chance by one publishing company, and the rest they say, is history. Never play it safe. Be adventurous and risk it all. In the movie The Greatest Showman, PT Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) convinces playwright Phillip Carlyle (played by Zac Efron) to join in his venture despite the risks he knows that he will be facing. You will never know the taste of success without failure. Imagine what would occur if she gave up the first time she was rejected, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter would cease to exist today. So I encourage you, step up to the challenge and rise above your failures!