22. It is not our job to be everything to everyone.Anonymous
The bane of our lives is to live up to the expectations of the whole world, starting from our parents, to our teachers, our peers and family. It’s like the weight of the entire world is on our shoulders as everyone seems to have such lofty expectations from us. Once we fall into this trap of pleasing others, we are trapped for life. After trying all our life, we still manage to disappoint many of them. Thus, what is the need of pleasing everyone in the first place? Your duty is to yourself first. Be loyal to your dreams and aspirations and when you reap success, you’ll realize everyone is clapping for you.
23. Change comes from self-love, not self-loathing.Lauren Fleshman
The easiest way to vent out your frustration of any failure is to beat yourself up, victimize yourself and be cruel to yourself. But why? Self-blaming is the most dangerous thing you can do next to self-harm. Everyone makes mistakes; you have made one too proving you aren’t idle but striving towards your goal. That makes you a thousand times better than 90% of the people around you. You will be a self-made hero and there is nothing to loath about the mistakes you will commit on the way. Rather pride should be the feeling you need to wear on your neck as you face the world.
24. Remember why you are doing this.Anonymous
In the struggle to achieve your goal, there may be times when you are tired and just want to stop and sit down, there may be times when the world forces you to bend down or divert you from track. It’s easy to lose sight of the original plan and the reason behind working towards it. In that case, ask yourself why you are doing this and use the reason to pick yourself up, motivate yourself, focus on your goal, push yourself forward and be successful.
25. Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday.Russell Simmons
This is one of the best quotes to inspire the over analysers and pessimists across the world. Bad days and bad people happen to all of us. You cannot change the past but you can choose to make your present better. It would be a torture if you let your past experiences affect your present happiness each day. Just let it go and look forward. A bad yesterday is a lesson learnt, so use it to do better today; only brooding won’t help.
26. The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.Nido R. Qubein
Discipline in any form is rigorous, monotonous, boring and downright painful. It is distasteful enough to tempt you to quit your pursuits every morning before waking up. But the real achievers do get up and go through hell. They know that once they come out of this, they would be brighter than the shiniest diamond. The sharpest of swords go through the hottest of fires. The price you are paying now will pay you great dividends in future. But not getting up at all and making any efforts will eventually lead to regret which will be more painful.
27. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.Robert Collier
Success is no magical key handed out to us on a silver platter. It is the sum total of all the years of grit and grime we have struggled in. There are no shortcuts to real success, so forget about those self-help books of getting rich fast. It’s all sweat, blood and a whole lot of patience which makes a person super successful. Those little pieces of toil and trouble you go through add up to many gains. Make your efforts day in and day out and see the unbelievable difference you make in your own life and everyone around you.
28. Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.Anonymous
A life without goals is no life at all. And it’s all the more important to have the courage and determination to pursue them. No matter people and circumstances try to divert your attention from your goals, you have to hold on tight to them and be stubborn. In the process to achieve them, you may sometimes feel that your methods no longer work. So you’ve to find an alternate and more efficient way. In this dynamic world, there is just one rule and that is ‘there is no rule’. Keep your eyes on the goal and don’t be restricted by rigidity. Feel free to bend the rules sometimes to achieve targets. If you don’t, you’re bound to quit and give up.