10 Motivational Phrases to Improve Your Life
# 1 “To hell with the circumstances, I create my opportunities” Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee arrived in the US with a third-class ticket and $ 100 in his pocket. The first job he had was to scrub plates. In the 1960s, the Chinese were considered second-class citizens in the US, with little or no opportunity to thrive economically.
Ten years later, Bruce Lee had his own film production company, his chain of gyms and was the world’s most famous martial arts actor, as well as becoming a billionaire along the way.
It is the example that when one really proposes something, he can achieve it whatever the circumstances. That’s why you should remember it every time you hear someone say “the thing is very bad”, “this is what there is” or “you can not do anything”. To all of them, remind them of this phrase.
# 2 “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The safest way to succeed is to try it once more “Thomas Edison
Most people underestimate the effort required to achieve certain goals.
Thomas Edison, the inventor with the highest number of patents registered to date, acknowledged that in order to get some of his inventions to work, he had failed more than 1000 times.
If where others surrender you go forward, your chances of achieving your goals will increase more than you can imagine.
# 3 “You’re never too old to set new goals or fulfill new dreams” CS Lewis
A very common excuse to give up is age. “I’m too old” is heard very often when we talk about undertaking a new adventure or getting a new job. What if I told you that the McDonald’s restaurant chain was created by a 50-year-old? Or that JK Rowling, 31, was unemployed when he wrote the first Harry Potter book? Or that Amancio Ortega, the founder of Zara and third richest man in the world, worked selling women’s robes at the age of 30? Age is a mere figure that should not be limited to you.
# 4 “I can not change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my candles to reach fate” Jimmy Dean
If you want to improve or change your professional or personal situation, you must start by changing those factors that you can change instead of focusing on external factors.
It is much more productive to focus your attention on what you can control, than on what you can not control.
If you are looking for work, instead of focusing on the economic situation, focus better on aspects such as improving your LinkedIn profile , or knowing how to convince in a job interview . These are factors that you can control easily and that can make the difference between getting the job you want instead of having to settle for any job, or worse, to remain unemployed.
# 5 “Once you begin to replace your negative thoughts with positive thoughts, you start to get positive results” Willie Nelson
A negative thought can never help you change or improve, on the contrary, it will only make your situation worse. If something has gone wrong, turn the page, and focus on learning something positive from that situation or experience so it does not repeat itself next time.
# 6 “Do not grieve for the past, do not worry about the future, concentrate on living the present” Buddha
Humans often lament the mistakes made in the past, of what we wanted to have done and did not do. We dream of a better future, and yet we forget that the only time we can change things is in the present.
It is in the present, when you can act to change and improve your life.
Stop living in the past or the future and start living in the present.
# 7 “First you have to learn the rules of the game, and then play it better than anyone else” Albert Einstein
Often, many people seek shortcuts to achieve their goals in life. They are looking for a quick and effortless result. That is why they fail.
Instead of focusing on the outcome, it’s best to focus on understanding the rules of the game and playing on them better than anyone else to achieve the desired result.
# 8 “If you fail in preparation, you are preparing to fail” Benjamin Franklin
Most people who have succeeded are as normal as you or me . The difference is that they have invested a brutal amount of time to excel in some aspect of their life.
Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi have been training since the age of 5 and have achieved success almost 20 years after being trained 3 or 4 hours every day. What adds more than 10,000 hours of training.
Bill Gates became the richest man in the world in 1993, almost 20 years after founding Microsoft, working almost every day of the week for more than 10 hours. That’s more than 50,000 hours of work.
If you want to achieve success in any area, do not underestimate the effort you will need to achieve it. There are no short cuts.
# 9 “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers” Anthony Robbins
Many people after months of unsuccessful job search, they wonder ” why do not I find work? ”
They formulate a bad question, and as a result they get a bad answer: they think they are failures , and only get frustrated, instead of achieving their goal. That is why they consider themselves victims of circumstances or external factors such as the economy and believe that they can not change their situation.
A much better question is: ” How can I increase my value as a professional and differentiate myself from the rest to get a quick job ? ”
Without a doubt, this question will give you a better answer : it will help you find your value proposition and define what your competitive advantages are, as well as define what steps you must take to increase your value.
Another good question is: ” What kind of professionals do the companies I want to work for? “You will get an answer that will help you increase your chances of getting a job.
# 10 “I do things the best I can, the best I know, and that’s how it will be until the end” – Abraham Lincoln
If you settle for doing things in any way, you can not expect to get good results, you will get at best mediocre results.
If you want to change your life, if you want to improve some aspect, you must do things the best you can.