14 quotes that will inspire you to think bigger
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When goal setting, we put a little stopper at the point we think we can “realistically achieve”. Sounds reasonable, but the problem is that we sell ourselves short and we put the stopper far below what is actually realistic, if only we believed it was possible.
If I was setting a goal for the number of pushups I could do, that point would be far below what someone else (usually my husband) would set for me. Not only that, when he’s there motivating me to continue when I’m tired and ready to give up, I end up doing far more than I would have ever thought possible.
We can do so much more than we think we can. The key is in pushing ourselves to think bigger and to motivate ourselves to keep going when we want to throw in the towel.
These quotes will help you push the boundary of what is “realistic”. Whatever you’re looking to achieve in your life or business, you can do so much more than you think. Here's your inspiration to remove the stopper, to think bigger and to live at your full and highest potential:
On achieving the impossible
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
On being worthy
No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. - Lupita Nyong'o
On transcending our perceived limits
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. – Stephen Hawking
On having a vision
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet. - Victor Hugo
On making it happen
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
On owning it
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. - Oprah Winfrey
On not questioning it
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. - Deepak Chopra
On not settling
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. - Jim Rohn
Twenty 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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. - Mark Twain
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - John A. Shedd
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T. S. Eliot
On taking life less seriously
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
On going for it
It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot
Whatever you’re thinking, think bigger. - Tony Hsieh
Which quote is your favorite? Comment below!