Motivational Quotes: If you’re not on the right path, get off it
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.
Too often, we end up doing things that don’t really work for us. If a certain thing didn’t work the first time and still failed a second time, may be you are better off without it. When you have started a book and you don’t really feel like reading it, do not finish it just because you think you should.
This life is really short and if you want to make something out of it, you need to do things that work, things that you are meant to do. Life is all about walking the extra mile, looking for that happiness which you deserve. Sometimes, you may have to do something you don’t really like so that you can finally have that which you have always wanted.
Life isn’t about settling down with what you have. It is about going out with a hunger to attain that which you want. There was a time in my life when I got really complacent. I did what everyone asked me to do and I had no real aspirations of my own. However, soon I realized that I was not answerable to anyone. I didn’t have to eat something if I didn’t like it. If I didn’t want to read a book, I could abandon it. So, I brought in major changes in my life. I learned that there are things which are to be done for the satisfaction of your inner soul. When your soul is happy, it will help you fly higher and live the kind of life which will leave a trail of happiness around.
So, live your life, grab the choices and do what your heart wants you to do. You will be able to enjoy life the way it is meant to. You are not a robot who simply follows the instructions, carve your own path and leave a happy trail.
Motivational Quotes: Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
In order to be successful, you need to constantly keep trying. You should not expect to miraculously wake up one day and find that you have tasted success. If you really do desire to be successful, the fire to perform needs to be ingrained in you right from the very start.
You should never question if you will succeed. Your part is to keep trying relentlessly day in and day out. When you have done your part, you will find that the journey is going to be exhilarating. You will begin to see the kind of success which you have always wanted to enjoy.
I remember a point of time in my life when I was not sure of myself. I was going through self esteem issues and I ended up doubting my own skills and capabilities. It had really pushed me down the road of failure. I thought that if I was meant to succeed, fate and destiny would show me the way. However, I soon realized that I was the maker of my own destiny. If I really wanted to bring in the changes, I have no one but myself to help. So, I started trying, every day, every week and every month. I stopped questioning myself and I knew that success was the only destination and there is no alternative choice for me.
Today, I am happy at how successful I am in my life. I have managed to make a life for myself and I live it on my own terms. I no longer worry about whether or not I will succeed because I know that if I keep on trying, keep on chasing my dreams without the fear of failing, sooner or later, I am going to kiss success. In order to succeed, you need to believe in yourself and you need to always strive to make a mark. Then, you will work it out, always!
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Don’t we all desire to look young all throughout our life? Every human heart craves to be beautiful, but are you really prepared to do what it takes to stay forever young. When you’re 20, you would have a natural beauty because your face is young and you feel alive and awesome. However, it is the way you take care of yourself when you’re 20 that will shape who you are and who you become when you are fifty.
I realized in my twenties that if I didn’t eat right, by the time, I will be thirty; I will detest my own refection in the mirror. Look at Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lopez, Cindy Crawford or the ever young and stylish Madonna. They seem to have defied the laws of age because they still look like they are drinking the fountain of youth.
They were my inspiration and so I am very particular of the food I eat, the exercises I perform. I start my day with yoga and today, as I am approaching 30; I still smile at the way I look. Being young is a choice and you need to do your bit to stay the same.
At 20, you may be reckless and pay no heed to your skin. Maybe, you would get off with it, but as time passes your beauty will begin to fade. If you want to look stunning and young even when age is catching up on you, the work needs to be done right in your prime. I did my bit and I am happy at the reflection that stares back at me in my mirror. Eat right, smile more, exercise and you will always look young. When you are fifty but you look like 20, the compliments you will get will make you feel like you could rule the world.
Inspirational Quotes: Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
– Coco Chanel
Sometimes, we end up buying stuff not for our pleasure but to impress others. You really need to ask yourself as to how justified this logic really is. Sure enough, we all love to indulge in luxury items, but are they really any good, if you end up burning more money than the budget you have in mind? The best luxury shopping are the ones which you can afford.
I have always been a shopaholic all my life and I often end up shopping on impulses. I still remember how I once bought a Gucci bag despite the fact that I ended up eating into my bank account. I spent a horrible month as I had to cut down even on my basic necessities. It made me learn that such a shopping experience gave me nothing but terrible memories. That was the time I learnt that luxury should always be comfortable. The Gucci bag never gave me happiness because it didn’t really fit me.
It is not wrong to splurge on your shopping needs from time to time. However, if your bank balance doesn’t permits splurging so lavishly, you need to know where to draw a line. We make our necessities to be so much more than what they really are. I could have very easily bought a stylish bag for much less and could have enjoyed the little pleasures all throughout the month, if only I had known where to draw the line when it came to luxury shopping.
So, the next time you are indulging in luxury items, know what you can afford and what fits your budget and then make the smart move. When you are buying things that suit your budget, it is surely going to help you live a life which will be lot happier.
“In order for you to become a better person, tell yourself I will start doing things right”
We all want to become a better person, but we are not prepared to do something about it. You need to know that if you desire to become a better person, you will have to bring in the right kind of changes. Do not expect to sit around and do nothing and miraculously get a great life.
When you understand the need to do things in an articulate manner, you will find a new wave of change and this in turn is going to help you a lot. If you keep on messing things up and you are involved in wrong activities, how do you expect yourself to be a better person?
I remember there was a time when I fell in bad company. I used to bully others and even passed spiteful comments on some of my classmates. It wasn’t until I had a change of school that I realized how bad it felt. I went through the same thing which I subjected others to and then realized that I needed to be a better person. However, merely realizing was not enough. As I was picked by people in my new school, I vowed to make them understand what wrongs they were doing. So, I narrated my tale, said sorry to the ones I had inadvertently hurt and made people realize that life is too short to pick quarrels or hurt others. As I started doing things right, the behavior of people towards me changed. Today, I live a happier life and I am surrounded with too much of goodness around.
I know that whatever we do, it comes back to us. So, if you want to be a better person, you need to start doing the right things. The results will soon color your life.
Motivational Quotes: Be miserable or motivate yourself
“Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
Life is all about the choices we make. Many a times, you may find yourself in situations wherein you need to make a decision. It is these decisive situations which will finally pave the path for the fate you live.
If you are living a miserable life, the reason is YOU. Similarly, if you have a great life and you love what you have made of yourself, you have every reason to grin. God has vested enough power in us to be the creator of our own Destiny. Each one of us are assigned the same 24 hours a day and yet there are people who lead the world and there are ones who endlessly fail. The only difference between them is the choices they make. No one is born with superpowers and the base of our genetic framework is same. All that truly separates an individual from another has to be the choices that govern their life.
I remember a period of time in my life when I was utterly depressed and even contemplated putting an end to the same. However, it was during one of those sessions with the therapists that I realized that life is a gift and I have chosen to waste it so far. I had never wished for such a story. That was the day when I decided I had a choice to make. I could either let this wonderful gift slip away or cherish every moment of it. In that split instant, I made a choice. I chose to live and today, I am proud of who I am. I may not be famous for the world but my heart knows I have been brave and that is all the motivation I need, to go on with my life.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lot of people believe largely in stars, destiny and fate. Sure enough, there are things that are beyond our will, but does it mean that we should not even try and simply give up because we believe that what is destined to happen will eventually happen.
It is high time that we put in our best and work really hard to become who we are capable of being. Life is essentially a journey and it is upon you to make the most out of it. The decision as to whether you will choose happiness or sadness isn’t merely decided by what is written in your fate. The decision has to be made by you.
You can rule your stars and you are the creator of your own destiny. I remember vividly that I was once in disarray because there were too many diverging roads and I didn’t know which one would lead me to my goal. People told me that I should let fate decide, but it was in that instant of time that I finally realized that fate is nothing but a figment of my imagination.
In that instant, when I was baffled and confused as I had too many choices, I decided I wanted to be a writer because that is what my calling was. Despite having a degree in software engineering, I gave up the suffocating clutches of the corporate world and decided to walk the path less trodden. I must say that has made all the difference. If I had let it go and thought that fate will make me choose, I might still be stuck doing a job I didn’t love and thereby living a life that wasn’t mine.
I am glad I chose to be the person I wanted to be!
Inspirational Quotes: It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring
– Marilyn Monroe
Life is a really short journey and no one comes out of it alive. You do not really know as to what is going to happen tomorrow and this is why one must live life the way it comes. What is the point living a boring life because when it finally ends, you will have nothing eventful to recall.
It doesn’t matters if the stuff you do look ridiculous to others. What really matters is that you should live your life in a way that makes you happy being who you are. Life is an experience which we always recollect during the end.
I am 25 and even today when I recall some of the best events of my life; it always includes the fun times which I spent with my friends and my sister. Some of my happiest moments aren’t the ones spent sitting alone in front of my office desk and doing boring work; it is the ecstatic prank we played on our college junior and laughed our hearts out or the fun time when we crashed a wedding and even that one event when I made fool of myself by singing out loud even though I am tone deaf.
Life is really fun when you learn to do happy things, no matter how ridiculous it seems!
Inspirational Quotes: Ever wondered my climbing takes longer than falling
Where are you are heading to?
Who are you? Seriously. What do you stand for? What is important for you in life? What kind of person do you want be? What kind of person are you right now? Do you know your values? Do you act according to what you value most? Theory says that the more one acts according to his value, the happier this person will be. But what exactly are values?
Values there are like lighthouses guiding the traveller at sea. They show us where we need to go to. But can we ever truly accomplish a value? Can we reach it? Think about it for a moment or two.
Maybe you are a parent and ‘being a good parent’ would seem like a plausible value to you. Is there ever going to be a point in your life when you are done being a good parent? When you have fulfilled all the requirements and passed all the tests so that you can do everything but being a good parent? Maybe you see yourself being an honest person. That would certainly qualify as a value as well. Is there, ever, going to be a time when you told the truth enough times; when you have accomplished being an honest person so that from here on out you no longer need to tell the truth?
When it comes to values there is no such point. Values are everlasting. They are important directions that we are moving in but we will never reach a point of destination. It is an ongoing pursuit that cannot end in success if success is understood in terms of reaching a goal; because a goal is something that has a clear ending. Unlike values, goals can be achieved. They always come with “expiry dates”. Ideally, and in order to live a happy and fulfilled life, our goals would need to be aligned to those values.
Therefore, the essence of living a happy life is a lifelong climb towards our values equipped with goals that bring us closer to our values instead of taking us further away.