The fear of regret is a powerful motivator. It can thrust you forward into a life of excellence. Are you intimidated by being average? Do you wonder what your life would be like if you never took risks? These questions are in the mind of every highly driven person.
“If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you already have.” – KiKi Richardson
Be willing to work today for better tomorrow even if what you need to do seems challenging. There is no time to dwell in “what could have been” when there is so much you can do today. When you’re tired or not used to pushing your limits, sometimes this is easier said than done. Here are nine fool-proof ways to drive away doubt and shake the cobwebs of mediocrity from your life.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Break the boundaries you have placed on your life. You’ll become more courageous and more confident every time you stop to look fear in the face. Each accomplishment becomes a banner of strength to prepare you for the next challenge.
If you make a mistake, admit it, apologize, learn from it and move on.
– Cara Delevingne
When you’re pushing boundaries and limits in your life, you’re bound to step on a few toes. Don’t let your mistake turn into shame and bitterness – truly move on. Move past the mistake, learn from it and become a better person.
If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient; if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.
– John Assaraf
Bring yourself to a level of commitment to do whatever it takes. As you reach new levels of success, you will enter uncharted territory. Keep the momentum going by allowing your personal growth to match your professional growth. You and your career will grow hand in hand, in tandem with each other.
Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
In the heart of every person, there is dream. Fan the flame of your passion and watch it spread. Where there is faith, there is no room for fear. Believe in yourself and pursue your dreams so passionately that everyone around you catches your vision.
If it tests your strength and challenges your heart, usually it’s a journey worth taking.
– Bindi Irwin
Don’t travel the path of least resistance. A life well-lived is filled with many trials and successes. Feeling challenged means that you are doing something right. Knowing that you lived each day at the best of your ability is the best reward that you can have.
The sooner you step outside your comfort zone, the sooner you’ll realize that it really wasn’t all that comfortable.
Living too cautiously is not living at all. Don’t stay in your comfort zone too long; live boldly! Don’t just reach your dreams; surpass them. Your courage will unfold as your resolve takes hold and you’ll wonder why you ever wanted to stay in your comfort zone to begin with.
You have to be at your strongest when you are feeling at your weakest.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. When you find yourself at the weakest point in your life, there is nowhere to look but up. Remember there is no such thing as a small victory. Hitting a low point isn’t the end of the world. It just means that your desire to advance to your next triumph is stronger than ever.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
– Ellen Ercolini
If you could have a talk with your future self right now, what would she tell you? Would she warn you of the pitfalls you will face along the way? Would she tell you to hurry and reach dreams as fast as possible? Most likely, the best advice your future self would give you is to do the best with every day that you have. If you had a bad day yesterday, the next day offers you a fresh start to reboot and recharge.
Never regret; keep looking forward and don’t look back!
– Cara Delevingne
Having regrets is overrated. Regretting a mistake is not the same as learning from it. This is why you often see a person continue to make the same mistake over and over. Striving for perfection is an unattainable goal. Embrace your failures and accept the growth and progress that comes from overcoming life’s obstacles.
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