Today has been a bit harder than usual for me. I’m not entirely sure why – I’ve had my coffee, I slept well and life is good. I guess it was just once of those days where I needed some additional inspiration. And it made me seek out some inspirational life quotes. Because, who doesn’t love positive inspirational quotes?!
So then I got wondering. Why are things like inspirational quotes and sayings, or positive affirmations, so important? It is because they can very quickly and easily change our mindset from one of tiredness, boredom, isolation, frustration, or even feelings of being overwhelmed, to a mindset of hope, desire to do something positive, and even give us an achievement focus.
Staying motivated working from home
When you work from home, you don’t always get validation from peers, managers or customers and clients that you are on the right track, or that you are valued, making a difference, or doing a great job. Self-confidence can be one of those things that really holds us back. Especially when we want to try something completely new, take on a new challenge (even small ones), and start a new career.
Life self-confidence, sometimes our own sense of personal achievement can be diminished and when self doubt creeps in, we need to remember that we are in charge of our achievements. No-one but ourselves. And when it comes to goal setting, there are often no external goals set for you when you work from home. They need to be driven by you. If you don’t set goals for yourself, how will know how you’re doing? On a personal and professional level, you are setting your own goals. When you achieve your goals, hopefully you are taking a moment to celebrate your achievements.
When you have your own career from home, validation needs to come from within. And if you’re anything like me, it is far easier to be critical of yourself than it is to pat yourself on the back and acknowledge that you’ve done something really well.
Some motivational quotes to live by
I came across some ‘motivational quotes to live by’. I wanted these quotes to focus on our perceptions of who we are. I think that for anyone establishing a career from home, or for anyone who has already embedded for themselves a career from home, there are some aspects of ourselves that we always need to be mindul of. Self-confidence, a sense of personal ahievement, and goal achievement. These are authored by Brian Tracy.
Here we go.
“Self-confidence is the foundation of all great success and achievement.”
“It’s not lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.”
“There are no limits on what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.”
“Commit yourself to excellence in every part of your life and never stop striving toward it.”
“Expect to be successful, expect to be liked, expect to be popular everywhere you go.”
“Make others feel important. The more important you make them feel, the more important you feel, as well.”
“Life is too short to waste a minute of it doing a job you don’t like or care about.”
“Self-confidence requires having the courage to live you life in your own way.”
“Average people have wishes and hopes. Confident people have goals and plans.”
“It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from; all that matters is where you are going.”
“Life is like a combination lock; your goal is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.”
“Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.”
“If you want to achieve greatly in life, be a student of achievement.”
“You have great, untapped reserves of potential within you. Your job is to release them.”
“Decide exactly what you want in every area of your life; you can’t hit a target you can’t see.”
“Make a decision today to something wonderful with your life.”
“Engage in ‘mountaintop thinking’; project forward in through and imagine your ideal life.”
“The kindest thing you can for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person.”
“Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do.”
“An average person with average talent, ambition, and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, of that person has clear, focused goals.”
“The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.”
“Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achiveving them by one-thousand percent!”
“Success equals goals; all else is commentary.”
“Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.”
“Rewrite your major goals every day, in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed.”
“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”
“You are only happy when you are working toward a clear, specific goal of your own choosing.”
“Your success will largely be determined by your ability to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing at a time.”
“It is not what you say, or wish, or hope or intend, it is only what you do that counts.”
Hopefully these quotes will help you feel inspired to take action, and create success for yourself.
I have previously written about goal setting and SMART goals here if you’ve been inspired to do some goal setting of your own.
Don’t just feel inspired – take action!
Taking action is the first step towards achieving something great. What do you want to achieve? Financial independence? New skills? Taking your business to the next level? A full time career doing something you love from home? More time with family?
As many of you would know, I believe that an excellent way to get started in an online career from home is through affiliate marketing. There are of course other things you can do over time to build your business from home, but affiliate marketing is an excellent way to get started. And if you already have your own business, but just need a website to really get your business moving, it’s easier than you might think.
All of this is possible. You can do it.
Leave me a question or a comment and I’m happy to help. Or let me know your favourite motivational quotes that you live by!