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Quotes to Pursue Your Dreams with Boldness and Enthusiasm

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

"To reach a port, we must sail — Sail, not tie at anchor– Sail, not drift."

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Goal setting needs active participation
Your goals will not achieve themselves and will require your vigorous participation.

Unless you have goals, you have no way of knowing whether or not you’ve already reached the pinnacle of yo...

6 Goal setting tips
  1. Write goals that align with your values. If your career goals aren’t supporting your life goals, you are bound to have a miserable existence.
  2. Set goals that you can control. Unless every aspect of the goal you set is under your control, you have very little likelihood of ever achieving it.
  3. Think big. Set your sights higher than most might believe practicable.
  4. Give yourself time. Start by visualizing where you want to end up in life, then the things you need to get there are pretty easy to plot out.
  5. Plan for success. Do not ask “What if I fail?” but rather “What if I succeed?”
  6. Manage your risks. Success will carry some measure of risk. Consider the risks and weigh them against the reward.
Motivation is limited

Nobody is ever motivated all the time. Life has a way of presenting us with obstacles and challenges that can really throw us for a loop.

So, if motivation is temporary this means you ...

Motivation from within

We may be inspired by other people’s stories, but the greatest motivation will always come from within.

You will need a strong conviction or internal driving force in order to build a life of success. That drive can only stem from what’s important to you, what is relevant in your life, and what affects you in a profound way.

Motivation and action

Motivation without action is simply hype. Unless you do something every day that brings you closer towards your goals, you will not accomplish anything at all.

Nobody ever motivated their way towards their dreams. They acted because of their motivation and were able to reach their version of success.

Why Set Personal Goals
  • You are in charge. Personal goals force you to take responsibility for the actual efforts and progress.
  • You see the small steps leading to a big picture: big goals c...
“Which? Why? What? How?” Technique

... for choosing personal goals. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Ask yourself which aspect of your life you would like to change most.
  2. Think about why you want to change this.
  3. How will that change make you feel? Determine what exactly will make you feel this way.
  4. Ask yourself how you can make this happen and then make it your personal goal.
The Life Balance Chart Technique
  • Draw a chart. Write down each of the various areas of your life (family, health, self-development, career, relationships) in a new column or line.
  • Assess your current happiness level in each of these categories by giving it a score from 1 to 10.
  • Think what will make you be fully satisfied with these areas. Write down your ideas – you will be able to transform them into personal plans.