Are you stuck in a hamster wheel or are you on the path to live your dreams?
Do you feel like you are working hard but not getting ahead? Have you thought about goals, but don’t think you’ll be able to reach them? It can be tempting to just give up or to work even harder on the hamster wheel. The problem with either choice is that you will just get even more tired and disheartened and are not likely to get where you really want to be.
We’ve all heard it–the definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.
I meet so many people all the time who feel like they are in a rut or running the preverbial hamster wheel. They may be in a job that is not fulfilling or that they even hate, they may be in financial stress but don’t know if anything can be done. In real estate I meet alot of people who have a dream of home ownership but do not think they are financially able to buy a home today or ever. People often feel incredibly frustrated or feel that the challenge to reach their dreams is overpowering. These negative feelings and helplessness can take away from the energy you need to reprogram your attitude, your priorities and change your life. The real challenge is setting goals, getting out of your comfort zone to make a plan, and facing your fears and using your energies to do something purposeful to move forward and take action on your plan. No excuses.
The best time to get started purposefully working toward your goals is right now. You can’t change the past, but you can change today and your future. As you make progress you will begin to feel satisfaction knowing that you are on a path to lead you where YOU want to go–whether it’s getting the facts about how to progress toward your goal, taking a class to move to a new career, setting relationship goals, saving money for a downpayment to buy a home, paying down debt and improving your financial picture, relocating to live the life of your dreams, or whatever may be in your plan to live your dreams. Moving outside the hamster wheel can be a bit scary for some people at first, but to be on the right path and enjoying your accomplishments along the way is an irreplaceable and awesome feeling! And YOU CAN DO IT!
Here are a few inspirational quotes to help you think through your dreams and motivate you to set and stay the course to reach your goals.
“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life that you want, you’re going to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo
“You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” — Dale Carnegie
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” — Brian Tracy
“Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.”
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