If there was a room filled with people who excelled in their field and achieved success, would you walk in? Would you be open to what they had to tell you? If your initial answer is yes, take a moment and think again. You have access to so much wisdom and words from almost anyone you feel achieved success. Books, Podcasts and the Internet give you access to how successful people think. So what is stopping you from really listening?
It’s easy for me to listen but not always easy to hear what is really being said. I know that if I truly “heard”, then it would be easy to take action. Life gets in the way and then the words I thought I heard get drowned with the busyness of the every day. This reminds me of a parable from the bible.
Matthew 13:3-9New International Version (NIV)
“A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
This is why Personal Development needs to be a daily thing. “Life” gets in the way. It can be easy to let the struggles and sometimes even the comforts choke your desire for growth. Make a daily investment in yourself, so that you can remove the weeds as they come.
Think of the following YouTube video from MotivationGrid as a chance to walk into that room of successful people. This time, take the time to take notes.
THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE – Motivational Video
“Inspirational Words from Successful People”
Here are some of the words that connected with me:
“You’ve got to jump.”
“Take a leap of faith.”
“Dance off that cliff and jump off there as far as you can.”
“Open your parachute. You will cut yourself. You will get wounded. If you do not jump, your parachute will never open.”
“If you can see it here and have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen”.
“Have a clear vision. A very clear goal. You can be in the best ship in the word, but if the Captain doesn’t know where he needs to go, you will drift around.”
“Nobody knows what’s inside of you. Only you know what you can accomplish.”
“If you simply cannot tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or interesting.”
“Your critics do not count. Their words will fail. You won’t.”
“To achieve Big Goals, think Big.”
“Aim for the Top.”
“Mentality is 50% of the success that you are doing.”
“The ones that are successful love what they did so they were able to persevere.”
“A lot of people what to stop because they are dead tired. You have to keep going.”
“Leave no stone unturned.”
“Success takes hard work. Don’t miss your target because of hard work. Love what you do so it makes it worth it.”
“The work is behind the scenes. The competition is the easy part. Behind the scenes is where it’s done.” – Usain Bolt
Is there a quote that connected with you? How can you be intentional this week and live it every day?
Our lives can get pretty hectic and it can be easy to get lost in our actions. When we are so focused on what is ahead, we forget to pause, reflect and find ways to energize our minds. These 5-minute motivation posts are meant to give you that recharge. The goal is to give you a 5-minute Vitamin for your mind through quotes, posts and videos. It is also meant to challenge your thinking and inspire you to take action.
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