I’ve had a hectic and stressful life recently, so my writing, along with pretty much everything else has suffered. But there is only so long you can hide from real life. Someone special told me recently that you have to ‘be the change you want to see’ and so I’m going to rededicate myself to achieving my goals and making myself the best version of me I can be, regardless of what is going on around me.
So with that in mind, I thought I’d share some of the motivational quotes/pictures I love.
Sometimes things seem hard and it may seem like the task ahead is just too big to ever get it done. When it’s like that and you feel like it would be easier to give up rather than stay the course, just remember the above quote. It helps me out and reminds me that sometimes you just need to do it. Just get shit done.
Following on from the last one, sometimes when things seem like they are getting too much, you need to try and visualise things from the perspective of your future self. Imagine in three months time having done the thing that seemed too hard and knowing that you made the right decision and committed to your goal. Conversely imagine the internal disappointment if you didn’t.
This one is a massive one for me. When I analyse my life and the problems I have or my failures, it’s normally because I have been my own worst enemy. Not committing because I’m being lazy or because I have procrastinated and instead done something which does not benefit my life. The only one stopping me from achieving great things is me and sometimes that is the hardest battle to face.
So how to beat the internal struggle? For me it’s about not letting yourself make excuses. I love this quote because it reminds me that there is always an excuse for failure. Always a reason to not achieve. But if I can be stronger than the excuses and force myself to move forward, even if it is slowly and only a few steps, then I am winning at life.
Great quote! Think about this concept for a minute…why not you? Why couldn’t it happen to you? Why can’t you be the person that has it all and achieves all of their dreams? So dream big.
Shit happens. It always happens. And half the time it seems like it’s the end of the world. But take a step back, and try and look at the problem objectively and ask yourself; in 5 years, will this matter? That person that’s upset you or that thing you didn’t do, is it going to matter? Maybe your energy could be better spent on moving forward rather than bringing yourself down by not letting go of something that won’t even matter in the future.
This is one of my favourites. It reminds me that you can’t look at other people and use their lives as a measuring stick to judge your own. Firstly you don’t know what is going on in their life but most importantly, you’re not the finished article yet! It’s okay to still be striving! And who knows, when you reach your chapter 20, it may be something more spectacular than you could have ever imagined!