“If you do things well, do them better.” – Anita Roddick
Never let yourself just be content, always strive to do better, because if you let yourself stay content with your work right now, you’ll never improve. And if you never improve, then what’s to stop the next person, better than you at what you do, to come along and sweep your dreams out from under you?
So, never let that happen, seize your dreams, and always strive to be better. If you can do that, the world is yours.
“Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey
If you don’t try now, there’s no way to set yourself up for success in the future. Just think about it, if you just sleep walk through life right now and never try for anything, how can you expect yourself to just magically become extraordinary in the future? See, that sounds ridiculous!
So, you’ve got to work as hard as you can now so that in the future, you’ll finally have everything you’ve ever wanted.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little difference.” – Jimmy Johnson
Ordinary is just that. It’s boring and dull, and just plain ordinary! What’s the point continuing on if you’re just ordinary? Don’t you want to be extraordinary? Don’t you want to seize the world, have your wildest dreams at your fingertips?
Exactly! So, why not do it? Work harder, never give up, you can do it! I know you can, because the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little difference. So be different and work as hard as you can to achieve your dreams, if you do that and never give up, there is nothing the world you can’t achieve.
“Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked.” – Gary Ryan
Just simply doing what’s asked of you will get you through life, yes, but only on the most basic of levels. You’ll never achieve anything you truly want if you never do anything more than what’s expected you, because advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked.
So if you want to achieve your dreams, go above and beyond in everything you do. If you do that, there’s no doubt that one day, you’ll have everything you’ve ever wanted.
“No effort that we take to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” – Helen Keller
Why try hard if you’re just going to fail? It’s a decent question, but it’s one with a surprisingly simple answer.
Why try hard if you’re going to fail? Well, think of it this way.
If life was a hundred foot ladder and you were trying to get to the top, you’d try your best to walk up the rungs and get there, right? You’d keep climbing, with your eyes set on the top.
Now, if say, someone at the bottom threw a few stones your way and knocked you down to the lower rungs, would you just give up and stay sitting on the low rungs having fully given up? No, right? You’d get back up and you’d keep climbing, because you know that eventually if you just keep going, that person at the bottom won’t be able to reach you with their stones.
So, likewise, if you fail, just get up and keep going, because if you just don’t give up, eventually that failure can’t reach you, and you’ll be at the top, ecstatic and victorious.
“People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.” – Margueritte de Navarre
In life, not everything will be easy. That’s just a fact. But that’s still no excuse to give up on your dreams.
You know, people pretend to not like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach. And because of this, people stay miserable, unable to have what they want. Do you really want to be like these people? Do you really want to live your life, lying to yourself, saying you don’t care, even when all you ever wanted in life were those, “grapes”?
Exactly. So don’t.
Even when those vines seem completely out of reach, there’s always a way to get to them if you just work harder and persevere. So don’t give up just because things seem too hard, because when you finally do get those grapes, achieve your dreams, nothing will taste sweeter.
“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” Malcolm X
If you want something, do something about it. Say something, don’t just sit there. Do something! Work hard and make damn sure you get what you want. Because I assure you, there is nothing worse than the feeling of utter defeat you will feel if you just sit silent and let your dreams slip away from you.
“If you’re not going to go all the way, why go at all?” Joe Namath
Tell me what’s the point of going through life half-asleep, doing everything half-assed and carelessly? Tell me, what is the point?
Doing that gets you absolutely nothing. All it does is keep you stuck where you are, not even slightly closer to getting what you want.
So don’t be that way. Always ask yourself this, “If you’re not going to go all the way, why go at all?” And try your hardest at every single thing you do. I guarantee you, it will pay off.
“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
Always try your best, even for the menial things. It’s a good habit. So, develop it now, with every opportunity you come across. If you do that now, in the future, you’ll be more than capable of acquiring anything your heart could possibly desire.
“When you reach the top, keep climbing.” – Proverb
If you really want to be the best, if you really want to have it all, then when you feel like you’ve reached the top, keep climbing. There’s always room for improvement, you can always get more, so no matter how good you get, or how far you’ve come, always strive go farther.
Because if you do that, you’ll have the world and so much more.
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller
When you do the best you can, you never know what you can achieve. Even the most impossible things can be done if only you try. So remember that the next time you want to give up because something seems too out of reach to get, because you never know what kind of miracles you can achieve if you just try.
“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” – Gary Ryan Blair
What’s the point of living life, just following, never achieving your dreams? What’s the point of living if you’re never truly alive? There isn’t one. So go the extra mile, achieve your dreams, and don’t just sleep walk through life.
Do more than is required, because the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following is just that extra mile.
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
What is it that you want to do that seems impossible to you? What is it that you, in your heart, want to but know you cannot do? Thought of it? Good.
Now, what if I told you to go out and try to do that thing? What if I told you, that you actually can do it? You’d call me crazy, right?
But what if I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy when I say that. And you know why?
That’s not crazy, because nothing is impossible, it all just depends on how much effort you want to put in. So if you really want something, go for it. You must do the thing you think you cannot do, because if you just believe in yourself, you can do it.
“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone else can get away from you if they really want to. They can just leave and that will be that, they never have to deal with you again. But you don’t have that option.
No matter what, you’ll always have to live with yourself and who you really are, because you can never escape yourself. So, if that’s true, why not make the most of yourself, become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
After all, you have to live with you, so why not choose to live with someone you’re proud of?
“Do right. Do your best. Treat others the way you want to be treated.” – Lou Holtz
The key to life lies in that phrase. Do right, do your best, and treat others the way you want to be treated. If you can manage that, you’ve got a pretty great life ahead of you.
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
There is nothing more powerful than sheer determination and persistence. And so, if you want to get anywhere in life, there are no qualities more important to have, because when the going gets tough and you feel overwhelmed, determination and persistence are the keys to never giving up.
So, be determined and persevere, because if you can do that, even through the toughest of times, there is no place too far, no dream too absurd, and no thing too impossible to reach.
“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” – Beyonce Knowles
You want to have it all, you want to be happy. But how do you do that? How do you get there? Well, I’ll tell you now, there’s no shortcut, no easy way up, and if you want power, if you want what you want, you’ll remember this.
Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.
So, if you want to achieve your dreams, you’ve got to work your hardest and be prepared to make sacrifices, because if you can do that, you can do anything.
“We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
If you want anything, you’ve got to work hard for it. There’s no way around it. So why not just work hard? It’ll get you anything you want, after all, we live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded. So work hard for your dreams. If you do that, there’s absolutely nothing big enough to stand in the way of your success.
“I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.” – Mike Rowe
In life, things will get hard, you will fall in the dirt, you will have to get your hands dirty with your hard work. But that’s not a bad thing. Hard work builds character, and hard work can get you everywhere you want to be. So remember, dirt is not the enemy, and hard work always pays off.
“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” – Maria Bartiromo
The only way you’ll ever get anywhere in life is through good old fashioned hard work. There really is no other option, because you can sit around and dream all day for your luck to turn and everything to change, but if you don’t work hard, it’s never going to happen.
So remember that, and work as hard as you possibly can to make all your dreams come true, because if you can do that, they will.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
No matter what it is you do, how meaningless it may seem, you should always strive to be the very best at it, because after all, what’s the point of a life where you are merely ordinary? Exactly. So be extraordinary, be the best, and stand out, because that’s what life’s all about.