We all have goals and dreams that we hope to accomplish, unfortunately, not everyone manages to do so.
The road to our goal and dreams is often fraught with doubts and fears, full of obstacles and challenges and can be tedious and demanding at times causing some of us to throw in the towel altogether and give up on them.
The only people who manage to succeed are those who persist and remain committed to their goals and dreams despite the circumstances that surround them and what others have to say.
6 Quotes to Remember on Your Journey
The following quotes will help encourage you on your journey and help you realize that your dreams are precious and that as long as you do your part in bringing them pass, it really doesn’t matter what those around you think or say.
1. “The loudest boos come from the cheapest seats” – Babe Ruth
The people who try to dissuade you from pursuing your dreams, downplay your abilities the most or tell you that you don’t have what it takes to bring them to pass are often those who aren’t doing much with their lives.
Misery definitely loves company!
Most people often feel threatened when those around them seek to grow or do more with their lives because it forces them to examine their own lives or exposes their insecurities and fears.
So rather than risk seeming inadequate, they find enjoyment in bringing others down because it allows them to feel better about their lives and who they are.
2. “You can’t, they can’t” – Yvonne Kariba
People will try to project their fears, insecurities and limiting beliefs on you if you aren’t careful or allow them to. Most people are afraid to follow their dreams, resist change with everything they’ve got and prefer to keep things as they are because they don’t like leaving their comfort zones or are afraid to fail or make mistakes.
People will often try to discourage you from attempting to do the very things they have failed at or didn’t have the courage to pursue because they are afraid that it will reflect negatively on them if you succeed.
Or it will force them to give up their excuses, finally face their own fears and accept responsibility for the reason why things didn’t work out for them.
When people tell you, you can’t do something it’s usually because your goal or dream stirs up an insecurity within them that makes them questions their own ability to get things done or makes them feel inadequate in one way or another.
3. “You don’t have to see the entire staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anything worth having always seems daunting at the onset and some goals appear lofty and out of one’s reach. It is easy to get discouraged and demoralized when we realize all that we are up against and what is required of us to fulfill some of our goals and dreams.
Taking one step at a time and a single action each day towards your dream will not only get you one step closer to its fulfillment but also allow you to tackle challenges with ease when you break down your goals into manageable bits rather than focusing on everything that is required all at once.
4. “The starting point of all achievement is desire” – Napoleon Hill
If you want to achieve anything; you have to want it with all your being. Desire will drive you like nothing else can, propel you towards taking the necessary actions required to achieving your dreams and keep you motivated and focused on your goals.
Desire lights up a fire within you that keeps you going when it seems wiser to get up, allows you to remain persistent and consistent and constantly reminds you why you are doing whatever it is you are doing.
5. “If you don’t chase after your dreams someone will pay you to build theirs” – Tony Gaskins
We were all born to do big and great things and inwardly desire that our lives have meaning and purpose.
However, somewhere along the way, most of us have allowed ourselves to stop dreaming, given in to our fears and chosen instead to settle for less because we are more comfortable with familiarity.
Rather than with dealing with the unknown that comes with venturing into uncharted territories as far as pursuing our dreams is concerned.
It’s definitely much easier maintaining the status quo and helping others build and realize their dreams rather than chasing after our own because building other people’s dreams doesn’t really require us to deeply invest ourselves, make great sacrifices, or step out of our comfort zones.
As terrifying as it is to jump off the cliff without any guarantee that our parachute will work; we have to be willing to take a chance on our dreams no matter how uncertain we might feel and how much our dreams will require from us.
Your calling in life is just as important as anyone else’s and will never be realized as long as you are comfortable living in someone else’s glory.
6. “It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot
Let go of the past, thoughts of all the things you failed to do and the wrong decisions you made. Each new day presents an opportunity to do things differently and in some instances start things anew or on a clean slate.
Let today be the day that you re-commit to your goals and dreams and finally start giving them the focus and attention that they deserve. It is never too late to re-create your life, make changes, follow your dreams or do all the things you thought you couldn’t do because of your own limiting beliefs.
Consider any step you take today towards your goals and dreams as progress and allow that to motivate you to keep moving in the right direction; you will definitely be glad tomorrow that you started today.