Inspirational Quotes to give a Reality Check

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By Anubhav Srivastava ( Register for his Workshop – Build Super Confidence For Super Success!)

“The big secret to success is common sense – The more you put in, the more you get out.”

“If you are not consistent with your efforts, do not expect life’s rewards to be consistent either.”

“You don’t “attract” things you think about, but you can move towards them by keeping them in your mind and working to accomplish them.”

“Be crazy enough to dream of unimaginable things and sane enough to work towards making them come true.”

“People often think smart work and hard work are mutually exclusive. They are not. Smart work does not mean you don’t work hard. It simply means that you ensure all your efforts are dedicated towards producing the maximum output possible. The greatest achievers in history worked smart, but they worked super hard at working smart as well.”

“Your past laurels mean little if you have nothing to offer in the future.”.

“You know you’ve become old at heart when you think more about the past than you do about the future.”

“People often delude themselves into believing being busy means actually accomplishing something. One can be busy all day and do nothing.”

“There is no shortcut to anything, except if you want to eventually land up in jail.”

“No matter how many times you decide not to “give up” and try to fly by jumping off a cliff and flapping your hands, you will always end up with broken bones. Not giving up does not mean you should try the same thing over and over again, for that’s idiocy.”

“Modern society gives way too much importance to the amount of hours one ought to spend on work in a day or a week to get ahead in life. It is the quantity and quality of work you get done in a given time period that matters, not the hours you think you spend being busy.”

“The sad reality is that most people will never achieve what they desire because they don’t want it bad enough. They are just going to sit and watch time fly and their dreams will never come true. If you don’t want it bad enough, you won’t make the sacrifices to make it a reality and without those sacrifices, nothing will happen. You’re kidding yourself if you believe otherwise! If you are putting in mediocre effort, just like everyone else, expect to live a life just like everyone else!”

“In life, not everyone gets what they want, but they generally get what they deserve. This is a hard one to digest, especially since most of us feel we deserve much more than what we get. The most important thing, however, is to be honest to yourself. If you are doing everything right, it is just a matter of time before you get what you want. But, if one isn’t giving their best shot and in the right manner, then it is better to stop fooling one’s self. Go after your goal with absolute commitment or don’t go after it at all. Half baked efforts are pointless.”

“People often say that one should not worry about the delay in their success because the construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building. That maybe true but only if you are honest to your self. Are you really actively working towards building a palace or you standing in the middle of nowhere, doing little and hoping a palace will build by itself? Doing anything great takes time, but just watching time fly by won’t make anything great happen”.

“We have always been told that our greatest glory lies in rising every time we fail. That maybe true, if one learns. But there is no glory in rising up, repeating the same mistakes and being knocked down again. That is a sure sign of stupidity. Learn from your mistakes, make yourself better prepared to tackle obstacles and then go after your dream again. That is real glory.”



The writer of these original inspirational quotes, Anubhav Srivastava is an author, motivational speaker and the director of Carve Your Destiny, a first of its kind inspirational documentary featuring some of the most famous personalities from diverse fields, who teach the viewers how they too can make all of their dreams come true. The movie itself has been seen on Youtube by close to 600,000 people. Anubhav has also been featured in numerous International and India Media outlets such as BBC , The Times of India, Hindustan Times,, Leicester Mercury and many others.

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