Whether you are going through times of conflict, exhaustion, progress, or celebration (which could be all of the above when you’re buying or selling a home), motivational quotes will help you get on and stay on the right track.
Buying or selling a home? Here are 10 motivational quotes to keep you going.
“Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.”
When you have just started a project or have recently modified the plan to reach the goal, it’s easy to get distracted by small things along the way. Stay focused on what your end goal is, and be flexible to changes on how you’re going to get there. Distraction will slow you down and tire you out. Use all of your energy to make sure you hit your goal.
“Do not listen with the intent to reply, listen with the intent to understand.”
If you are listening to a comment with the intent o reply, you may miss certain details of the comment or conversation. This is true in professional and personal relationships. Let the speaker completely finish their thought, process all they had to say and if a reply is necessary then reply. It’s better to think through a response than to regret a response.
“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.”
The main reason interviewers ask about a time you struggled is to see how you handled the situation after you failed. If you fail and then lose determination and focus, you’re likely going to be setback further from the end goal. In times of failure it’s hard to get right back on the horse, but once you do it shows your resilience and growth.
“There are people who would love to have your bad days.”
Perspective perspective perspective. The saying “it could always be worse” is a valid point. Remember, your bad days are only days, not your entire life, so go to sleep and get up the next morning with a fresh attitude and solid plan for the day.
“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”
This is true in professional and personal relationships. The fact that you’re constantly thinking about how your life would be if you accomplished this goal, means that it’s very important to you. Keep focusing and working for your goal, and see how rewarding it feels once it’s accomplished.
“My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok.”
Nothing in life will go 100% to plan. From friendships to timeline of children to location of residency, there are a lot of pieces of your life that are variable. The best way to be ok with all of the unknown is to be flexible and resilient to change. Keep an open mind to all the possibilities and you won’t see these detours as negatives.
“What you allow is what will continue.”
Setting expectations is valuable in planning for change. If you allow laziness and complacency in your team, you won’t see a big change in how your team operates. To really start fresh you need to not only set strong expectations that everyone on your team could recite, but also take actions to enforce the new expectations. Only then will you see improvement in team productivity and morale.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
It’s really difficult to pick yourself up when you have fallen, but when you do it’s important to stay positive and hopeful that you are still on the track of hitting your goal. Keeping your enthusiasm high will keep you on pace to hit your goal and will have you focused on what’s ahead, instead of what happened in the past.
“10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery & tone of voice.”
Only 10% is actually due to difference of opinion. When stating an argument, it’s important that you keep an open mind to what your opponent is saying, or else they will get more upset if you deliver your comment in an arrogant or condescending tone. How many times have you heard people say “it’s not what you said but the way you said it.” If you really want your opponent to hear your message, be aware of how you are delivering your message.
“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”
Yes it’s good to be aware of where you need to be in a month and in a year, but keep your main focus on your plan today. It’s way more likely that you will stay on track if you follow your plan every day than go 100% with your goal of meeting the plan in 30 days from now. Plus, it’s more rewarding if you are consistently hitting your daily goals, because what it really means is you are on track to hit your larger goals.
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