How many motivational quotes does it take for someone to go from procrastination to taking action? The answer is… none. Most people who read these types of quotes read them, think about how inspiring the words they just read were, then either go back to reading some more or go back to putting off doing whatever it is they were supposed to be doing.
Quotes won’t change your life; what you accept as acceptable and unacceptable behavior from yourself does. It’s the standards you live your life by that determines where your life is headed. Your standards dictate whether you take action on something important now or put it off until later. They are the deciding factors when it comes to the decision of “to do” or “not to do”.
Since you came here looking for some quotes that are supposedly the only ones you’ll ever need, here they are:
The Only 2 Motivational Quotes You’ll Need
1. Just Do It
This is the phrase that Nike has made famous. If you want to achieve something eventually, you have to put in the work. If you want to achieve it now, you got to put in the work now. It’s so easy to procrastinate and when the time comes to take action, your mind will tell you dozens of reasons why you should put it off and they all sound good too.
Whenever this debate in your mind shows up, take control. You know what the correct answer is, just do it. Whenever your mind says anything other than what will lead you to take action, shut it up and just taking action.
Leave all the whining, bitching, and excuse making for after you’re done doing what you’re supposed to do. For now, just do it! This is how you can change your entire life around. When you take control of your own mind and body, you’ll discover that you can accomplish incredible things.
We naturally want to avoid anything that scares us or even inconveniences us. We tend to hate change. Whenever we find ourselves in a comfortable situation, we tend to want to stay there… forever.
Being uncomfortable, embracing change, facing your fears, getting yourself to take action even when you don’t feel like it… these are some of the key things that, if put into practice, will change your life. Doing the opposite of these things is what destroys dreams.
2. You’re Dying
It’s a fact… you’re dying, we all are. We all understand this intellectually but most of us push this fact to the very back of our minds. Only when events such as a near death experience, seeing a loved one die, or getting word from the doctor that we only have so many months to live that this fact jumps to the front of our mind.
Thinking about dying can be scary so not thinking about it is only natural but the way some people spend their time makes one wonder whether or not they even know their time here is very limited. We’d all like to believe we’ll live until 100 years old or more but the truth is, death can come at any time and place. Thousands of people die every day without having a clue it would be their last day when they woke up that morning.
Whatever it is you want to do with your life, you have less time to do it than you think. Your life is on a moving platform that never stops. Each hour that passes by is an hour closer to the moment you will die.
What you do or fail to do today will affect your future, your dreams, your desires, your happiness, everything. When you allow yourself to allow yourself to waste a day, you make it easier to waste another day. When you allow yourself to procrastinate on one thing, it makes it easier to do the same on something else.
The more time you waste doing crap that doesn’t align with what you want to experience with your lifetime, the less time you’ll have doing what you actually want to do with your life.
This could mean different things to different people. For some, it could mean a career change. For others, it could mean stop playing video games.
If you had 5 years left to live, how would you spend it?
You’re Dying… Just Do It…
These aren’t just motivational or inspirational quotes, they’re a way of life. If you are able to grasp the concept that you’re dying and can get yourself to take action regardless of how you feel, you will be shocked to find out just how much you can do and accomplish with your life.
In the end, the choice is yours. It’s your life and you can live it any way you want. Just remember, once your life is over, it’s over. Make the most of it while you still can. The clock is ticking.
Here are two motivational videos:
Just Do It Speech
Live Like You Were Dying