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6 WAYS TO BECOME BULLETPROOF IN 2023

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How to Become Bulletproof

There’s been a common refrain sweeping the country recently, from both young and old, rich and poor:

To heck with 2021. 

Across the nation, we toasted the end of the year and gladly welcomed 2023. 

But events don’t respond to holidays or calendars. Bad stuff still happens, whether it’s to you, the guy down the street, or the entire country. There is only one guarantee: 2023 won’t be immune to difficult times. 

But you can be. 

All it takes is a choice–a set of choices, actually. Most people are ruled by moment-to-moment uncertainty and fear, or sensationalism in the news, or any number of other things. 

The good news is this: the difference between the current you and a new bulletproof you is as simple as a new perspective. How you choose to label things and what you choose to focus on can have a big impact on how you respond to life. 

So this year, let’s focus on personal development. Let’s make you bulletproof. Then we can worry about everyone else. Or maybe not. 

Here are six great places to start.  

Best Ways to Become Bulletproof This Year

Ways to Become Bulletproof

1. Chase A Big Dream

I mean, like, the pipe dream. The Big One. What have you always wanted to do? What did you actually want to be when you grow up? 

This is especially important for younger folks (like myself). But why should you drop everything and do something you love? 

Because identifying The Dream and then figuring out exactly what you need to do to make it happen–that’s a powerful experience. Even if you ultimately decide not to go for it, identifying that big goal and imagining what it would actually take to do it puts it in that realm of possibility. 

Most of us call a dream a dream and keep it in that category. Don’t. 

I’ll go on a slight personal tangent. 

In my freshman year of college, I was woefully unhappy. I had no friends, bad grades, and nothing to be excited about. What a dweeb. 

So I took a leave of absence for a year. I worked in the White Mountains to save up for my dream: to through-hike the Appalachian Trail. And that’s exactly what I did. Hardly a penny went anywhere but my savings account. 

And I did it. I walked from Georgia to Maine. I accomplished The Dream. That experience didn’t immediately make me into the perfect person I always wanted to be, but it gave me the confidence and the attitude and the willingness to go after it and keep failing until I got there. 

I don’t settle for “good enough” anymore, and neither should you. Chasing The Dream will give you that wake up call. It gives you something to be passionate about every single day–a reason to wake up in the morning.

And who would you rather spend your time around? Someone who puts in the bare minimum and gets by, or someone who has a fire in their blood? Be the type of person you want to hang around. 

2. Create Sub-Goals

This is the complement to your Big Dream. It’s the secret sauce that gets you to your destination. 

It’s the classic dilemma: you make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape. You get a gym membership, and you’re on fire. For about a month. 

But you’re not super skinny or super strong yet, or stuff gets in the way, or the folks you live with are sabotaging your healthy eating goals. So you stop going to the gym. You give up on a better diet. You stagnate. You let yourself fail. 

You looked at Point A and Point B and you tried to sprint from one to the other in a single day. You should learn from failure, right? I hope you paid attention, because the lesson was loud and clear. 

Stop sprinting at Point B. Point B is a long way off. Instead, block out a half hour for yourself with a piece of paper and a pen. We’re going to make some sub-goals. 

Sit down. Take a breath. Ready? 

Okay, you’re at Point A. Write it down or draw a little circle somewhere. Got it? Okay. Now write down what Point B is somewhere else on the paper, preferably with plenty of space in between. Now think. What are some really manageable, achievable things that will get you there in a reasonable time frame? 

Write them down and put a deadline with each one. Don’t set the bar so high that you get super stressed out. Sub-goals should motivate and excite you. 

So once you’ve got your sub-goals, here’s one more piece of advice. Stop worrying about the big picture. Right now, you’re going for sub-goal number one. You have tunnel vision. You can’t see sub goals two through seven, let alone Point B. Got it? Good. Get going. 

3. Start Meditating

This is really unrelated to chasing dreams and setting goals, right? 

Wrong. 

There are good reasons why meditation has hit the mainstream. It’s an awesome antidote. It can be really easy to get caught up in all the goings-on these days. Even if you don’t pay attention to politics or world events, it’s easy to get caught up in your own brain, goals, ambitions, and troubles. 

Have you ever put your phone in airplane mode so you wouldn’t get distracted by phone calls, texts, notifications, or emails? It’s really nice, isn’t it? 

That’s what meditation is–but it’s for your brain. Learning to shut off all the extra brain chatter for five or ten minutes can work wonders, from stress management to better sleep to increased focus. The list goes on and on. 

I like to meditate when I get so caught up or stressed out by my work load that I’ve started to become paralyzed. When I have so much to do that I can’t decide on one thing to do first, I shut my laptop, head to a different room, close the door, and set a timer for ten minutes. 

When I come back, I’m suddenly able to prioritize what needs to get done first. I cleared my head. 

Meditating isn’t just some hippie fad. It’s a habit that you should start, and a powerful tool. Learn how to do it here

4. Get A Schedule

Maybe you’re tired of schedules. Maybe you feel like you don’t have enough time. For anything. Or anyone. 

Maybe that’s because you need to make your own schedule. One that works for you, not for someone else. It’s not much different than sitting down and creating some sub-goals. The only difference is that you do it every day. 

It’s easy. Sit down in the morning and make your to-do list. What needs to get done today? What do you need to do today to set yourself up for tomorrow, or for several days from now? 

Now prioritize them. What’s the best time for each thing? Think about it. Be strategic with your hours and minutes. Even down to the breaks you take. You’d be surprised how much more you get out of your day. 

For instance, I like to time my runs for when I usually start to become mentally fatigued. I know that running puts me in a much better, more creative, more productive mindset. I almost always come back ready to get going on something, whether it’s the dishes in the sink or college essay. 

So set your schedule to be the most efficient that you can be. 

5. Don’t Take Things For Granted

“Nothing happens to the wise man against his expectation.”  – Seneca

Family, friends, good health, stable government, your job. Be ready for it all to be gone tomorrow. Appreciate it to its fullest, and expect that it could go away. 

Sound bleak? Well, is it better to be taken by surprise when something happens, or to be mentally prepared for it? You tell me. 

The pandemic was an awesome reminder of this. In fact, could you even go so far as to be grateful for it? 

After all, you probably didn’t think to appreciate the ability to drop in on your loved ones on a whim, celebrate holidays with them, or go grocery shopping without worrying. 

So make a list of the small things. Practice gratitude. Prepare for the worst, but always be kind. Be ready to accept whatever happens, no matter what, as a new reality. Figure out how to work with it. Love it. 

Is it work? Yeah. It takes some time to cultivate this type of attitude. But when you do, boy will you be bulletproof. All it takes is five minutes per day. Put them in your new schedule. 

6. Expect To Fail

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, know that you can and will fail. It’s age-old advice, but instead of being sad and defeated, here’s what you can do instead. 

Okay, so you failed. You didn’t get the job, the girl, the dream, the degree. It sucks. 

Now sit down. Take another breath. Look at your sub-goals (you made them, right?). What did you learn about the process that you went through? 

No, seriously. Write it down. Make a list or write a paragraph. I mean it. Right now. What did you learn? 

Failure is an enormous opportunity. I’m not just trying to be an annoying optimist here. I’m trying to make you open your eyes. Love that failure as much as you love success. Because that failure will lead to success, but only if you listen to what it’s trying to tell you. 

I get it. It’s humiliating to fail. Maybe everyone laughed at you or said I told you so. Are you going to prove them right? Or are you going to get back up, change the process, and try again? 

This doesn’t only apply to failure. It applies to every crappy situation. I don’t necessarily believe that everything happens for some predetermined reason, but you sure can make it that way. Even if it takes a few years, flip that situation upside-down and use it as a tool to learn something about yourself, about your life. Go ahead. Give it a try. 

Final Thoughts on Becoming Bulletproof

So there you have it. Sounds like a lot of work, huh? 

That’s because it is. But what better time to start being a goal-oriented, meditative, gratitude-loving, schedule-based person than now? 

Be bulletproof. It’s 2023.

Till next time,

STRIVE

Renée is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and personal development. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she loves to play her cello, go backpacking, and write for her own outdoors-themed blog, The Dirt.

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10 BEST MONEY AFFIRMATIONS WALLPAPER FOR ATTRACTING FINANCIAL SUCCESS

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Financial success improves when you have a strong money mindset. As such, we’ve decided to publish these money affirmations wallpapers for you to download or set as a wallpaper for your computer. We believe that what you focus on expands, and these powerful wallpaper affirmations, when set as your desktop background, will make it easy for you to focus on the financial success you seek.

Reviewing them every day, (actively and passively)will reprogram your subconscious mind. These wallpapers can help just about anyone improve their financial mindset, and as a result (not immediately, but eventually), their financial situation.

So, feel free to download, save, or set as your desktop background the money affirmations wallpaper you find most suitable or that inspires you the most.

MONEY AFFIRMATIONS WALLPAPER TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED

Best Money Affirmations Wall Paper

Pro Tip: The best way to set an image as your desktop is to first click on whichever image you want to download. Once the image is saved to your computer or tablet, just right click on the image that should now be in your download folder, and simply select the ‘Set as desktop background option’. Once you do that you should be good to go.

Wallpaper 1: Large Sums of Money Come To Me Quickly and Easily

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Wallpaper 2: I Will Conquer My Money Goals

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Wallpaper 3: I Deserve And Expect Financial Abundance

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Wallpaper 4: Today I Commit To Living My Financial Dreams

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Wallpaper 5: My Life Is Rich and Full

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Wallpaper 6: I am Worthy of A Wealthy Life

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Wallpaper 7: I am a Money Magnet

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Wallpaper 8: Money Comes to Me Easily and Effortlessly

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Wallpaper 9: Prosperity Flows to Me Daily

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Wallpaper 10: My Actions Create Prosperity

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Final Thoughts

We hope at least one of these inspiring money manifestation wallpapers caught your eye enough to download, save, or set as your desktop background. We’re certain they’ll help you improve your money mindset over time.

Now, if you didn’t download any because you’re not quite sure about affirmations, then take a look at a few of these resources, as they might just help you change your mind (pun intended):

With that said, stay focused on your goals and the financial success you seek, and it will only be a matter of time before they come to fruition.

Till then,

STRIVE

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10 ABUNDANCE AFFIRMATIONS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Have you ever felt like there is just something missing in your life? Or like you just don’t have enough of the money, the time, or the joy that you truly desire for your life? If you’ve ever felt this way, and now you’re feeling like, “Yes, I’m ready. I’m ready for more, for riches, for true abundance.” then this abundance affirmations page is for you.

Those feelings of lack that you’ve experienced in the past can be conquered with effective abundance affirmations. As such, the purpose of this page is to give you some of the most powerful tools for creating the abundance you’re ready to start seeing in your life.

“Only By Thinking Prosperity And Abundance Can You Realize The Abundant, Prosperous Life.”

– o.s. Marden –

Now, if you’re not sure about affirmations, just know this, daily affirmations are to the mind what working out is to the body. In fact, the word affirmation comes from the Latin word affirmare, which translates into, “to make steady, strengthen, or to make firm.” So, when you use an affirmation (repeating a phrase to yourself repeatedly), you are essentially fortifying and strengthening the types of thoughts you want your mind to have.

Why is this important? Well, have you ever read the book, ‘Think and Grow Rich‘ by Napoleon Hill? If not, and you’re truly seeking more abundance in your life, we can’t recommend this book highly enough. That said, one of main lessons of the whole book is about how your mind is the one thing you have control over, and how the thoughts you choose to have, can determine how successful, rich, or abundant your life becomes.

In short, our thoughts are powerful, and they can be used as an instrument for creating the abundance or lack we experience in our life. Our thoughts become things.

Having said that, if you’re not quite sure about affirmations yet, consider reading these two resources below before you get started with our collection of affirmations.

Now, there are countless sites out there with long lists of affirmations for you to use for the purpose of creating abundance, but, they don’t all work. Or better said, they don’t all work well. So, we’ve decided to round up the abundance affirmations that actually work, and work best.

Thus, if you’re ready for a complete list of the most effective affirmations for creating abundance, then let’s get started:

ABUDANCE AFFIRMATIONS THAT WORK

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Affirmation 1: I Have The Ability to Achieve All That I Desire

This is a powerful foundational affirmation for abundance because it draws on the fact that we can’t get something for nothing. So, it’s highly pragmatic, but it will help you establish faith in your ability to do all the things that the abundance you dreams requires.

Affirmation 2: I Give Thanks That I am Rich, Well, and Happy

Sometimes the best way to draw the abundance we desire nearer to us, is to see our lives already filled with the abundance we seek, and to give thanks for it.

The more you give thanks for that which you want, as if you already had it, the quicker your desires will be fulfilled.

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Affirmation 3: My Life Is Overflowing With Joy, Love, and Abundance

Many abundance and prosperity thought leaders state that the secret to manifesting what we want is through first feeling. In other words, feeling is the secret.

And there’s not many affirmations that will make you feel as abundant as this one. So, use this abundance affirmation as often as you can, and enjoy the feelings of abundance that will naturally wash over you.

Affirmation 4: Every Day In Every Way I am Growing Richer and Richer

This affirmation is effective because it will help you rewire how you see the activities you’re partaking in to attract abundance into your life. At first, your subconscious mind might battle you on this saying, attempting to prove you wrong, or look for proof to invalidate you.

But, the more you repeat it, and search for the truth of the statement within your own life, the more effective it will be in helping you create the riches and abundance for seek in your life.

Affirmation 5: Large Sums of Money Come To Me Quickly and Easily

Out of all of the abundance affirmations mentioned and listed, this one is by far our favorite. In fact, we like this one so much, we’ve also included it in our affirmations wallpaper collection.

That said, this is one of those affirmations that we think you’ll enjoy as much as we do.

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Affirmation 6: Everything I Want Is On It’s Way To Me Now

Napoleon Hill once stated that “Faith is the head chemist of the mind.” He also stated that “Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!” And there’s very few affirmations that help strengthen faith in the abundance you’re bound to receive than this affirmation.

So, use this affirmation to build your faith in the abundance that will soon flow to you.

Affirmation 7: I Expect Lavish Abundance Every Day In Every Way

If lavish abundance is what you desire, then there’s no better affirmation to help visualize that potential reality than this one.

So, if you’re seeking a life of not just plenty, but of luxury and elaborate abundance, then this affirmation is for you.

Affirmation 8: I Attract Abundance and Prosperity With Ease

As you strive to attract a more abundant life, there will be times when you feel like you’ve hit a wall, or like things are not changing fast enough. Well, this abundance affirmation won’t bend reality for you, or anything like that, but it can significantly help you remove the mental or spiritual blocks that can sometimes delay the abundance we’re all seeking.

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Affirmation 9: I am Becoming Financially Free, With The Help of God

Many people associate abundance with no longer having any financial worries. So, aiming for the target of financial freedom is a powerful way to eventually reach an abundant life.

That said, this affirmation is effective, because it partners your efforts with the source of everything, and well, as the saying goes, “With God, all things are possible.” So, embrace this abundance affirmation and stay the course, and the day when you no longer have any money worries will surely come.

Affirmation 10: I am Worthy of An Abundant Life

Many people unnecessarily experience a life that is filled with lack and is less than ideal for far too long. And the biggest culprit that leads to such a life experience comes down to what we believe we deserve.

If you believe yourself unworthy to receive a gift, attention, credit, you name it, you’ll turn it away. And when you turn things away, they’ll eventually turn away from you. So, start claiming your worthiness to receive all that you want, and before long, you’ll begin enjoying the fruits that such an attitude attracts.

Bonus Affirmation: What I Want Wants Me

Similar to the previous abundance affirmation, this affirmation solidifies in your mind that you not only deserve what you want, but that it eagerly wants to be manifested by you.

So, use this powerful affirmation to remove all doubt about your worthiness to receive the rich and prosperous life that you deserve. Because when you truly believe it, so to will the universe, which will then conspire to help you achieve all that you want. Just ask Paulo Coelho.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, some of the most powerful abundance affirmations out there. We believe these affirmations will 100% help you shift your mindset from that of lack, to one that is overflowing with thoughts and feelings of abundance.

Now that you have the tools, the rest is up to you. So, be disciplined and intentional in their daily use, and have faith that they’ll work for you, and eventually they will.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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TOP 7 BENEFITS OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

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Benefits of a Positive Attitude

It is way too easy to fall into the trap of having a negative attitude these days. The news, social media, and what we typically entertain ourselves with on the television don’t make staying positive easy. This is particularly true when challenges come our way. But, if you can stay positive, despite the onslaught of negativity that bombards most people, you can benefit yourself and the quality of your life in numerous ways.

Having a positive attitude has many benefits, one of which is it helps reduce stress and betters our health.[1] It fosters a mind that is active and receptive, and we become more productive. We can tackle challenges more easily. Our relationships benefit, and we tend to be happier. 

A positive attitude stems from positive thinking, and this is when you allow yourself to envision and expect things to go well rather than obsess about what could go wrong. It does not mean you deny difficulties and challenges, but instead offers a better lens through which to view things. That said, we aim to discuss the seven benefits that come with a positive attitude below.

BENEFITS OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

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1.   A Positive Attitude Betters Our Health

When you have a positive attitude towards things, even something as taxing as stress becomes manageable, things will come your way in life, and you will have to deal with them.

Bills, job security, relationship difficulties are things everyone faces at some point, but if you have a negative attitude, the stress compounds and overwhelms you.

With a positive attitude, you can instead rectify the situation rather than agonize over the matter. The link between stress and our health has been researched, particularly the effects on the heart, and it has been discovered that people with positive attitudes have improved heart health.

So when obstacles and stress come your way, consider your health and instead take a deep breath, analyze the situation and seek out how best to solve it, rather than allow negativity to overcome you.

2.   A Positive Attitude Creates A More Active Mind

When you have a positive outlook on things, you want to learn more, experience more, and live more. You are more receptive to new ideas, and you are more likely to be willing to experience and try new things without worrying about failure. You want to engage with more and are curious about possibilities.

One benefit of having a good attitude is creativity

Your thinking also becomes more creative and constructive. Instead of merely seeing problems, you see challenges that push you to come up with solutions. And you will not be afraid to try and test new concepts.

This ultimately leads to innovation, and that is something the successful people of the world share. And it does not matter if your first idea fails, it will be a lesson, and you’ll be ready to get right back to it.

3.   A Positive Attitude Breeds Productivity

When you have a negative attitude and outlook, you tend to do the bare minimum and only be concerned with getting by. However, a positive-minded person will want to push themselves to do and achieve more in life. This usually begins with the setting and achieving of goals, first small, and then they begin to grow.

When you train your mind to focus on the positives, you also begin to reap results, and your faith in your abilities grows, thus propelling you forward. This applies not only in your work life, but in your personal life too. You will find that you achieve more in a day, and your drive to better yourself each day will increase.

4.   A Positive Attitude Helps You Tackle Challenges

Life is full of ups and downs, and how we address the difficult times can make all the difference. If you are stuck in the rut of a negative attitude, the challenges often seem that much worse, and they may become overwhelming.

It is better to realize instead that everything passes in time and all we can do is persevere.

Likewise, when you are pursuing dreams and aspirations, you are going to come across stumbling blocks. However, the people who manage to succeed are those who manage to stay positive and push forward regardless of how dire things may seem. Keep your chin up,  remain focused, and your break will come.

5.   A Positive Attitude Equals Better Relationships

For most of us, we want to have positive and healthy relationships, whether with friends, work colleagues, or romantic interests. When we have a positive attitude, it helps us to navigate these waters better. We grow and nurture our relationships instead of letting them stagnate or wilt. 

When we have a positive attitude, our emotions tend to follow suit. Thus when we have disagreements or issues in the relationships, we are more inclined to offer positive reactions and seek to fix things rather than react negatively and to the detriment of others and ourselves.

6.   With A Positive Attitude You Will Be Happier

People who think positively and react to things in a positive way rather than negatively tend to be happier. This is quite logical as your whole outlook on life is different, regardless of your current circumstances. These people exude optimism regarding their lives and yet are also resilient against setbacks.

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They are also more likely to accept when things don’t go their way and can see this as a lesson learned rather than being sour. They are also mindful of the things that truly matter and have a focus and drive that offers them a sense of purpose in life; a reason to push on.

7.   A Positive Attitude Leads To A More Fulfilling Life

When you have a positive attitude life is just easier. Not just easier, but more fulfilling. The storms and tragedies of life still happen to positive minded folks; however, when they do happen, they are mentally equipped to move passed their issues.

On the other hand, when you allow your negativity to get the best of you, it clouds your days and your experiences. Instead of seeing opportunities in challenges, or how good can come from the bad, all you’ll see is challenges, strife, and tragedy.

So, if leading a fulfilling life is important to you, consider adopting a positive attitude pronto.

Bonus Benefit: 

Here’s one last benefit of having a positive attitude, and it is by far our favorite. Now, keep this in mind as you read this benefit, as it nay or may not mean that you will have tremendous financial success in life, but there seems to be a positive correlation.

That said, here it is: People who have a positive attitude often do well in the workplace and stand out and elevate themselves above the crowd in business, sports, you name it. In short, a positive attitude leads to more success.

Here’s why. With a positive attitude, you are more driven and are more likely to persevere even after setbacks, whereas someone with a negative attitude would give up after the first few attempts. Additionally, positive people are more content with themselves and their lives and are continually making strides to better themselves and those around them. And that positivity is contagious.

That positivity makes people want to be around you, work with you, etc. It attracts friends, colleagues, partnerships, and opportunities. So, if you want to find more success in your life, having a positive attitude is one of the surest ways to do it.

“A Great Attitude Is Not The Result Of Success; Success Is The Result Of A Great Attitude.”

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Conclusion

Having a positive attitude goes deeper than merely being a generally happy and content person who enjoys life. It is the foundation which you build your life and the lens that you see the world through.

If you embrace a positive mindset, it is easier to surmount your challenges and persevere.[2] As such, you will be far more likely to succeed than someone who maintains a negative attitude and harbors thoughts of giving up. Here’s a final recap to help you keep these handful of benefits top of mind. A positive attitude will help you…

  • Improve Your Health
  • Increase Creativity & Innovation
  • Improve Your Productivity
  • Help You Find Solutions
  • Improve Your Relationships
  • Increase Your Happiness
  • Help You Create a Fulfilled Life
  • Bonus – Will Help You Find More Success

With a positive attitude you are likely to be a more personable individual, and people will be drawn to you. Your drive and determination will rub off and inspire others, and you will build happier and more wholesome relationships.

With positivity as your bedrock, you are sure to grow from strength to strength and never be someone who stagnates. 

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – We hope you enjoyed this article on the benefits of positive attitude. That said, we understand that finding the motivation to stay positive is a real challenge, especially since their are so few external resources we can rely on to help us stay positive. So, we’ve created these handful of supporting resources to help encourage you and your pursuit of positive thinking:

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100+ INSPIRING QUOTES ABOUT FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS

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Imagine a world, where people weren’t afraid to go for their dreams.  A world where people didn’t feel stuck, hopeless, or forced into a life they know in their bones they shouldn’t be living.

Imagine if more people actually believed in their dreams.  Moreover, had the chutzpah to go for them.

How many more life changing and society improving ideas and innovations would there be?

How much happier and fulfilled would the general population become?

What kind of overall positive impact would this have on the state of our society?

I believe if more people followed their dreams the benefits would be dramatic and positive.  People’s lives, society, heck even the world, would improve all together.

To help encourage and inspire such potential outcomes, we’ve curated this list of some pretty powerful quotes to nudge you to follow your heart.  After all, the upside seems worth it.

May these follow your dreams quotes, inspire you to go for yours!

QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU TO GO FOR YOUR DREAMS

Best Follow Your Dreams Quotes

1. “Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it.” –  Steven Conrad

2. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

3. “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

4. “When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.” –  Harvey Mackay

5. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

6. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw

7. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

8. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

9. “If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey

10. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

Follow Your Dreams Quote

11. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

12. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

13. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

14. “If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

15. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

16. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

17. “Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman

18. “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Goethe

19. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

20. “Everything you can imagine is real.” –  Pablo Picasso

Quotes About Following Your Dreams

21. “When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether.” –  Marian Anderson

22. “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

23. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Goethe

24. “Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.” – Wim Wender

25. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –  C.S. Lewis

The Power of These Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Quotes, like books, lets us know that we are not alone.  And that if one person can do something, so can another.  Considering this fact, we hope these follow your dreams quotes are getting you fired up to believe in your dreams.    Strike that, we don’t want them to just get you fire up to believe, we want them to get you fired up to chase them as well.

With that being said, you are half way there, so don’t stop now!  The more you read, the more you’ll want to go for your dreams!

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26. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” –  Christopher Reeve

27. “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” – Carl Sandburg

28. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

29. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock

30. “Sometimes, a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – Rudy

31. “Stay focused, go after your dreams, and keep moving towards your goals.” – LL Cool J

32. “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

33. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

34. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

35. “You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton. M

36. “To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.” –  John Updike

37. “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite

38. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury

39. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?'” – Jim Carrey

40. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

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41. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

42. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg

43. “The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.” – William Faulkner

44. “When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you.” – Dez Del Rio

45. “As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” – Barbara Sher

46. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

47. “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.” – Napoleon Hill

48. “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” – Mick Jagger

49. “Your better future is a dream for yourself and for your family.” – Jim Rohn

50. “In this world you only get what you grab for.” – Giovani Boccaccio

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51. “Only do what your heart tells you.” – Princess Diana

52. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” – George Michael

53. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

54. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

55. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”  – Tony Gaskins

Related: 10 Reasons to Follow Your Dreams

56. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

57. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

58. “I learned that dreams can be challenging, and,…. are always worth the success they can bring.” – Darren Hardy

59. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

60. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” –  Earl Nightingale

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61. “Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, they are the things that don’t let you sleep”  –  Cristiano Ronaldo

62. “I told the same $25 a night jokes over and over until they paid me $250, then $25,000, $75,000, $125,000, $500,000… $58,000 with the Kings of Comedy in one night! Repetition is how I became successful. I told those same jokes until I built an empire and a lifestyle beyond my wildest dreams! Never give up!” – Steve Harvey

63. “Take big, audacious action in the direction of your dreams and do not let the fact that you’re wetting your pants stop you.” – Jen Sincero

64. “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead.” – Elvis Presley

65. “Be the brave soul who decided to go for it all.” – Atlas Rowe

66. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

67. “Stop looking for permission to pursue your dreams! They are your dreams and you don’t need a co-signer to chase them.” – Eric Thomas

68. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

69. “May you follow your dreams and always believe in yourself. Keep your eyes on the stars and hope in your heart.” – Anonymous

70. “I stayed true to my dreams, and eventually they came true.” – Kevin Hart

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71. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

72. “Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.” – Anonymous

73. “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” – Mick Jagger

74. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

75. “No matter the size or scope of your setbacks and they are sure to be many and varied, the only way to achieve your dreams is to move past the snags that trip you up. Greatness only moves in one direction: forward.” – Darrin Wiggins

76. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” – Muhammad Ali

77. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

78. “Don’t dream your life, but live your dream.” – Mark Twain

79. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein

80. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

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81. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” – Catherine Pulsifer

82. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent Van Gogh

83. “One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping-stone to something better.” – Colonel Sanders

84. “Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.” – Myles Munroe

85.  “Only you know what’s inside of you. Only you know what you can accomplish… What you’re capable of, your dreams, your desires, your wants and your ability, you only know. Nobody else knows. Whatever you feel in your heart and in your gut, you should follow that.” – Jennifer Lopez

86. “If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success.” – Richard Branson

87. “If you follow your dreams, it means you follow your heart and if you follow your heart I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Celine Dion

88. “This world wasn’t built by people with small vision and minor thoughts. It was built by the misfits, eccentrics and oddballs who had the courage to passionately follow the voice of their dreams.”

89. “I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos

90. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

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91. “Don’t let anyone steal your dreams. Follow your heart no matter what.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. “The measure of a great life is whether it matches your dream.” – Marie Forleo

94. “You can’t make a footprint that lasts if you’re always walking on tiptoe.” – Marion Blakey

95. “Always trust your gut.” – Robert Herjavec

96. “One may walk over the highest mountain, one step at a time.” – John Wanamaker

97. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –  T.S. Eliot

98. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

99. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

100. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Goethe

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101. “Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” – Cicero

102. “When you have passion and commitment, you don’t need a complex plan. Your plan is your life is your dream.” – Rudy Ruettiger

103. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

104. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

105. “The single most important part of your life is your dream.” – Steve Harvey

106. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

Bonus Follow Your Dream Quote

Bonus: Alright, we’ve got one last quote for you… consider it the grand finale of our follow your dreams quotes! It’s key, because it touches on the one thing that keeps most people back from taking action on their dreams….commitment. Here it is:

“Dreams without goals remain dreams.” – Denzel Washington

GO FOR YOUR DREAMS

Alright friends, there you have it…. the best 100+ follow your dreams quotes we could find to help you kick-start your dream chasing!

Every dream deserves at least a shot.  Even if you think it’s crazy, or that nobody would support your dream, you should still pursuit it

Why?  Because life it too short and too precious to spend it living someone else’s dream.

We hope after reading these quotes about following your dreams you’ll consider sharing that awesome dream that stirs you, with the world, by going for it.

Seriously, what do you have to lose?  Go for it, go for your dreams today!

STRIVE

PS – The #1 regret people mention while lying on their deathbeds is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” So, follow your dreams, and that won’t be you.

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50+ REMARKABLE QUOTES ON EXCELLENCE

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Excellence Quotes

Excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. It is also about aiming for that which is the highest and best. In short, excellence is about striving for greatness, it’s about chasing potential.

With that said, we’ve rounded up some of very best quotes on excellence. Our hope is that these quotes will inspire you turn your back on mediocrity, and pursue the highest and best in everything you do, not just for yourself, but for your community and for the world.

Best Excellence Quotes to Inspire The Best In You

Best Excellence Quotes

1. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

2. “I’m in the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum.” – Kanye West

3. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

4. “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – John W. Gardner

5. “Consistency is what transforms average into excellence.” – Anonymous

6. “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou

7. “Excellence is not being the best; it is doing your best.” – Excellence Quote

8. “Aspire greatly; anything less than a commitment to excellence becomes an acceptance of mediocrity.” – Brian Tracy

9. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

10. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

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11. “Excellence isn’t a one-week or one-year ideal. It’s a constant.” – Michael Jordan

12. “It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.” – John Wooden

13. “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” – Booker T. Washington

14. “Once you have experienced excellence you will never again be content with mediocrity.” – Thomas S. Monson

15. “Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” – Anonymous

16. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. “Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

18. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson

19. “Whatever is is that you do, you are making a stand, either for excellence or for mediocrity.” – Brandon Webb

20. “Excellence is not an accomplishment. It is a spirit, a never-ending process.” – Lawrence M. Miller

21. “The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence.” – Robin Sharma

22. “Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details in everything you do and excellence will come.” – Perry Sexton

23. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

24. “The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.” – Eric Thomas

25. Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

Halfway There, Keep Striving For Excellence

Perfection may not obtainable, but in today’s hyper-competitive world, striving to give your work, art, and business everything you’ve got is the best way to ensure your eventual success. With that said, we hope you’re enjoying our collection of quotes about excellence.

Fun Fact: Did you know Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of ‘David’ took 4 years to complete? Michelangelo’s commitment to excellence is why to this day, many if not most art enthusiasts believe there is no other artwork equal to its excellence of artistry.

With that said, you’re more than halfway through these excellence quotes. So, keep reading and get even more inspired to strive for excellence and keep reaching to achieve the impossible.

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26. “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.” – Anonymous

27. “Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating.” – Melody Beattie

28. “The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.” – David Ogilvy

29. “Success is about having. Excellence is about being.” – Mike Ditka

30. “The noblest search is the search for excellence.” – Excellence Quote

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31. “The difference between mediocrity and excellence is often a matter of effort.” – Diana Waring

32. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

33. “Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.” – William Blake

34. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential? These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Eddie Robinson

35. “Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.” – Ronnie Oldham

36. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Arianna Huffington

37. “If you want better for yourself, for your life, for your business, for others, you must be committed to excellence.” – Atlas Rowe

38. “Excellences is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” – Rick Pitino

39. “The thing that keeps a business ahead of the competition is excellence in execution.” – Tom Peters

40. “There are no shortcuts to excellence.” – The STRIVE

41. “Mediocrity always attacks excellence.” – Michael Beckwith

42. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

43. “Personal development is a lifelong commitment to excellence.” – Isaac Mashman

44. “The price of excellence is discipline.  The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” – William Arthur Ward

45. “If you strive for excellence, success will follow.’ – Shreya Ghoshai

46. “Excellence is not a destination but a determination.” – Debasish Mridha

47. “You make your own luck.  You make it in training.” – Simon Biles

48. “I do the very best I know-how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” – Abraham Lincoln

49. “I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.” – Deepak Chopra

50. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

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51. “Mastery is not a function of genius or talent, it is a function of time and intense focus applied to a particular field of knowledge.” – Robert Greene

52. “You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for.” – Maya Angelou

53. “Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing and wherever we are going, we owe it to ourselves, to our art, to the world to do it well. That’s our primary duty. And our obligation.” – Ryan Holiday

54. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

55. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Bonus Excellence Quote

Bonus: Alright, here’s one last quote on excellence. Let it inspire you, advise you, and compel you to embrace excellence in all you do once and for all. Enjoy.

“Strive For Perfection In Everything. Take The Best That Exists And Make It Better. If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It. Accept Nothing Nearly Right Or Good Enough.”

– henry royce –

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this collection of excellence quotes. If any of them inspired you or moved you in any way, please share them with a friend or loved one who may enjoy a few excellent words.

Till excellence is achieved,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this remarkable collection of excellence quotes, then you’ll likely also enjoy these inspiring quotes on progress and growth.

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