11 Quotes for Success That Will Help You Reach Your Dreams

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reach your dreams

Admit it.

You want to reach your dreams

In fact, you’ve already imagined the life you want.

You can see your new career take off. You can see your relationship bloom once again. And, you can see your business skyrocket so that you gain the freedom you so much crave.

When you imagine this, you feel a ripple of joy.

Reaching your dreams is a big step up for you in life.

And that big dream is your number one focus.

These 11 quotes for success will help you achieve the life that you want.

Ready to dive right in? Let’s go.

1. Develop Resilience so You Can Stand the Hard Times

It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” ~ Bram Stoker, Dracula

Most people feel that they can solve problems without depending on external help.

They feel that they have tools within that they can use.

But when trouble strikes they can’t move.

We really don’t know ourselves until the stakes are high. That’s the silver lining of a disaster.

Develop resilience so you can stand the hard times. This makes it so much easier to reach your dreams.

2. Empathy Will Help You Develop Compassion for Others and Yourself

Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown

If you have empathy for other people, you will have compassion for yourself, and you’ll feel a stronger sense of control.

Sometimes it’s good to accommodate others’ wishes especially if you know they’ll be existing in your life.

This also means:

You being there during the difficult time matters.

3.  Nurture Real Relationships That Will Help You Thrive

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” ~ José N. Harris

Most times we are stuck and can’t seem to move forward because we’re in bad relationships.

The way to move forward is to develop genuine friendships. The ones you can lean on when crisis strikes and can show up to rescue you in a blink of an eye.

And:

Walk away from those relationships that distract you, the ones with selfish motives that hurt your life. After all, how can you reach your dreams if you’re holding onto everything that keeps them our of reach.

4.  Focus on Your Goals to Keep Focused

I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest” ~ Venus Williams

To move past crisis, you need to stop thinking about the past. Instead, looking to the future and having goals to work on keeps you engaged on the forward motion.

And remember, “we are kept from our goals not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” – Robert Brault

5.  Don’t Get Stuck on Setbacks (They Will Hold You Back)

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have” – Dale Carnegie

Don’t let setbacks in one area affect another. In other words, pull yourself together and stop acting like a wreck especially at work, business meetings and the like.

If you like acting crazy, take a deep breath… or go shopping.

Be a survivor, not a victim. 

6. Ask Yourself: “Do I Like Where I Am Today?”

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

If you want to see change in yourself, it starts from within. You have to be willing to fail. You have to be ready to turn your back on the naysayers and move forward.

If you don’t like your current situation, change it.

If you don’t like your current career, go for a new one.

Change is the only way to get closer to what you want to accomplish. You must step outside of your current comfort zone if you truly desire to reach your dreams, because that’s where they live.

7. Trust and Give to Get Ahead

Trust allows you to give. Giving abundant. As you give so, it shall be given to you. If you give with judgment, limitations, and stinginess, that is what you will create in your life-judgment, limitation, and stinginess.” – Wayne Dyer

We hold ourselves back by not trusting other people.

Raise your hand, lean on those you trust, and help them when they struggle.

Sometimes we fail because we are afraid to ask and help others.

Give, and you’ll receive back.

9. Avoid Multitasking (It’s Not as Productive as You Think)

When we think we’re multitasking we’re actually multi-switching. That is what the brain is very good at doing – quickly diverting its attention from one place to the next. We think we’re productive. We are, indeed, being busy. But in reality, we’re simply giving ourselves extra work.” – Michael Harris

We live in a time when we can watch TV, instant message, read emails and eat at the same time.

Multitasking gives the illusion of productivity. In reality, you’re not giving any of the tasks the attention each requires.

Breakaway from multi-tasking and do one thing at a time.

10. Do the Most Important Task First

When we know something that needs to be done but isn’t currently getting done, we often say, “I just need more discipline.” Actually, we need the habit of doing it. And we  need just enough discipline to build the habit.” – Gary Keller

Do the most important thing first. Plan it the night before and start working on it the first thing when you wake up. If you do this for one hour, you have a high chance of going to complete the project.

Start working on your list from top to bottom.

Imagine you’re in a marathon. What do you need to complete the race?

That’s the same way you should treat your goals and work.

11. Choose Your Friends Wisely If You Truly Want to Reach Your Dreams

You will never find a truly happy self-centered person. They simply don’t exist” – Zig Ziglar

Jim Rohn said, we are the product of the people we spend the most time with.

These people affect your way of thinking, decision-making, and your self-esteem.

Self-centered people are time wasters. It’s all about them, and you get no benefits of mutual friendship because there’s no room for you.

Move on to better friends.

When Will You Apply These Quotes And Get What You Want?

There are lots of things out there that will keep you from achieving your dreams.

But these quotes for success, if applied, will help you reach your goals faster than you thought possible.

There’s one mistake many people make, though…

…And that’s not even trying to apply any of these quotes.

Or telling yourself that you’ll not achieve your dream, soon.

But you’re not going to make that mistake, right?

What’s your favorite success quotes? Share below

Life doesn't always help you as you strive to reach your dreams...but these 11 quotes are a great start to move you along the path towards them.
Ann Davis

Ann Davis

Ann Davis helps overwhelmed women achieve their biggest goals in business, life and work. Discover Your #1 Silent Productivity Killer and Get a FREE Customized Blueprint  to Help you Overcome it.

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