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!
“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!
When you’re cornered in a tough spot, it’s easy to look for the fastest way out. Whether you are just starting or you are facing a new challenge, it’s natural to look for shortcuts. However, cutting corners will come back to haunt you. Even when it looks like the trick worked, unexpected consequences may surface – even many years later.
When Larry Ellison first started Oracle, he decided to call his product Oracle 2.0 despite the fact there was no Oracle 1.0. He knew that customers hesitate to buy the first version of new software because they are afraid it won’t function smoothly. The second version is usually more stable. His trick appeared to work: the CIA was his first customer. However, this deception established a pattern of behavior for Ellison. To boost sales, he encouraged his sales team to sell as many products at once – even if the customer wanted to pay later. This strategy made it appear that Oracle was successful, but it was actually short on cash. In 1990, they had to lay off 400 people because they couldn’t pay the bills. Oracle restated their earnings and faced class-action lawsuits. Ellison remarked that Oracle had made “an incredible business mistake.”
If you’re thinking about taking a shortcut, remember that shortcuts have an uncanny way of turning into the longest route possible.