10 Powerful Quotes that Will Really Change Your Life
It was once said that “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” But there are moments that we cannot find the motivation that we greatly need to carry us throughout the day. So what I did was I collected some of the most powerful quotes I have in my journal that created an impact on how I am living my life now. And today, I want to share them with you. I hope these 10 powerful quotes will jumpstart your day to win your mornings and change your life for the better!
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey
Unless we accept ourselves and believe that we have everything that we need, we can never be successful in this life. Life is really a product of our decisions. Stop blaming your parents, stop telling yourself you’re poor. You can always turn your life around and make better decisions today to make your life better.
Read the life of Nick Vujicic, Helen Keller, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Stephen Hawking. These are just a few people that although they have been disabled, they still succeeded in their lives. And there a lot more stories to tell. Don’t let what happened to you dictate what will happen next to you.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone
A wonderful speaker I’ve listened to before said this: “There will be many open doors but focus on where God has called you.” Opportunities will open up everywhere. A lot of people will invite you to join them. You will also have a lot of things that you want to do in your life but we have to choose. You have to choose where you want to go and in what area do you want to excel.
As what Bruce Lee would say, “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” Being a jack of all trades will not help you in this age where specialization and higher skills are needed. You have to be great at something. And to do that, define your greatest major purpose. Define what you want to accomplish If you know where you are going, and why you are going there, the how and the steps will eventually all follow. It will eliminate all the clutter and distractions. Definiteness of purpose narrows down our energy and helps us save more time.
Our rewards in life will always be in exact proportion to our contribution or service. – Earl Nightingale
There are no shortcuts to success. If you want a rewarding life, you have to ask yourself if you’re giving enough. Nowadays, people would easily complain about their work and wonder why they are still there – in that same position, in that same role. We seldom asked ourselves: “Am I adding value to my work, to my knowledge or to this life every day?” If you want to be a great author, how much time to do you spend on reading books? If you want to be a great writer, how many articles do you write every day? If you want to be a great salesperson, how many clients do you call or meet? If you want to be a speaker when was the last time you’ve practised to talk in front of the mirror or created ways on how you can improve more? If you want to be a great vlogger, when was the last time you’ve uploaded a new vlog? If you want to be an entrepreneur, what steps have you done to learn from those whose been successful already?
Don’t ask for rewards unless you have given something in return. There’s no such thing as nothing for something. There’s no free lunch. Even Newton’s third law of motion would state that, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. – Stephen Hawking
When I look at Youtube and search for an interesting post, a LOT of recommended videos would always pop out into the screen. I’ve always wondered HOW these people manage to compete knowing that there is a lot of information and content already available.
But you know what? I believe that even if you’ll start just today, you can still succeed. Here’s why. A lot of people start strong but few people finish well. We always underestimate what we can do three years from now. If we could just focus and never give up, I think many would become billionaires! The problem is people STOP and QUIT too early. They change their goals and then start again but when difficulty arrives, they quit again. So here’s my advice, do not discourage yourself thinking that you can never be successful just because a lot of people are successful. You can still succeed. The world is thirsting for more people like you who can be a testament to the words: Hard Work Pays Off.
Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters. – Victor Hugo
Do you want to be resilient? Do you want to be wiser? Do you want to be better? Do you want to become stronger? Then, welcome Pain, welcome Discomfort, welcome Inconvenience, welcome Suffering, welcome Discouragements, welcome Rejections, welcome Hurt, welcome Disappointments, welcome FAILURES.
Instead of asking for life to be easy, challenge yourself. Be comfortable to be uncomfortable and you will soon realize how thrilling it is not just to live but to FEEL what it is to truly live. You’ll understand that all these experiences will shape you to become you that is worth becoming. All the great men from our history and the successful men we all know suffered and experienced pain that made them who they are now. Some even turned their pain into their life’s purpose.
Welcome adversity and your life will change.
As what Muhammad Ali said, ‘I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe, you’ve received it, it will be yours. – Jesus, from the Gospel of Mark
Unless you believe in yourself, in what you can do and in your purpose or maybe goal in your life, you cannot achieve anything. We all now these words: Faith is believing without seeing. If we’d apply to that to our dreams, faith is believing that our dreams will definitely come true even though we cannot see it yet at this moment.
As Denzel Washington said in his famous commencement speech,
Say thank you in advance for what is already yours. True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s YOURS already.
The person who believes in himself or herself and in the fruition of his or her dreams is already one step ahead of the race.
Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe in your dreams? Do you believe you can be successful? Don’t be afraid to believe. Have faith. BELIEVE and erase all self-doubts. Because if you doubt yourself, even our Lord will be hesitant to give you that thing that you want to receive.
From the book of James:
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale
I don’t have time. I don’t have the money. I am not smart. I am old. I don’t have resources. I don’t know where to start. I’m tired. I don’t feel like doing anything. I will postpone it. There’s still tomorrow. If only I’m wiser. If only I’m richer. If my parents were just generous. If only I graduated from college. If only I worked for that company. If only I was in that country. If only I have better workmates. If only I have a better boss. If only my children are more understanding. If only the government would provide more benefits. I’m caught in traffic. I have a party attending. I’m drunk. I’m sleepy. I’m lonely. I’m lazy. I have many things to do already. I have many responsibilities. If only they would allow me.
I cannot write any more alibis or excuses. It’s quite draining. If you keep on letting these excuses control your life then you can never be really the captain of your own ship. If you’ll argue with this limitations, you get to keep them and you’d be a prisoner.
You have to start being in control, guarding your emotion and be more mentally tough to focus and prioritize what it is that you really want to achieve.
Stop making excuses and wasting more time. Start doing.
It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot
Harland “The Colonel” Sanders famous for his chicken recipe, became successful at the age of 62.
Ray Kroc, after persuading the original owner of McDonald to let him franchise it until he eventually purchased the company became successful at the age of 52.
Our favourite personality for his Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, only became successful at the age of 39 to think that he already loved writing and creating comics while he was still young. I watched his autobiography and I remembered how he struggled along the way when comics became a controversy affecting young children’s behavior, but they persisted!
The famous Henry Ford who became successful at the age of 40. What I liked about Henry Ford is that he is very decisive and he never gave up. He believed in what he believed until his men created what they thought is impossible to create, the Model T car.
These and a lot more stories that you can find in the internet.
It’s never too late. You just have to keep on moving forward. As what Og Mandino would always say, I will persist until I succeed.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. – Winston Churchill
As what Tom Bilyeau said, life is about neurochemistry. It’s about the relationship, the connection and that feeling of fulfilment that we achieve in contributing to the world that makes this life worth living.
I don’t know what your goals are, but let’s be honest, how did it feel when you have helped someone achieve their goal? How did it feel when you were able to give to someone who cannot repay you? How did it feel when you gave your time to listen to someone who had lost his loved one? How did it feel when you’re able to teach your children and they told you how great you are as a parent?
That feeling of giving ourselves to others is I think what this life is really all about. It has never been about success. Success is just a result. When we are able to give ourselves, life becomes more meaningful. Life is life in its totality. It gives us life.
And it can never be truer. I remember that I had a talk before as far as Cagayan Valley. I rode a bus and spent almost 7 hours travel time. I went there to conduct a financial seminar. The trip was exhausting but I felt happy, excited and motivated even though I’m alone and it was inconvenient to go there.
After I presented, the feeling of being able to impart wisdom and help other people is irreplaceable. And I think it’s the same feeling we deeply crave into our soul. That feeling of being connected and being able to make a difference in the lives of other people. That feeling that we have been useful.
So whatever it is that you’re doing, I hope you live not just to get rich and be comfortable. Live to give and to make this world better. Live to love others.
Your passion is for you, your purpose is for others. – Jay Shetty
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle
I like this quote a lot and I like to end it with this quote.
When we enjoy what we are currently doing, work will become easier and progress from that work will become faster.
Whatever it is that you’re doing now, I hope it makes you happy. I know that we might be working in a job that is not as rewarding and pleasurable as it can be. I am not encouraging you to quit because I hate quitting.
But, ask yourself, what do I want in my life? Is it because I am not in the right occupation that I feel that I’m not enjoying my work? What could I do moving forward?
It is only by enjoying what we do that we could find perfection in what we do because if we love what we are the doing, we immensely focus on mastering that craft. And no matter how hard or challenging it might be we press on because we are enjoying every single thing about it. So whatever it is, search for it. Find it.
There would be big mountains and rivers to cross but as long as you are happy and there’s a great purpose in what you do, indeed, pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
I hope these 10 quotes helped you a lot in your life!
How about you? What’s your favourite quote that motivates or inspires you?
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