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18 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Achieve Your Goals

Inspiration by nature can arrive entirely out of the blue and when it comes it’s important to grab it and turn it to your advantage. However, sometimes you can go days, weeks even months without ever feeling inspired about anything. In this scenario, you need to hunt it down, Here are 18 inspirational quotes to grease your gears from some of the greatest minds around.

On a positive attitude

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“If you are pained by any external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs you but your own judgement about it. And it is in your power to wipe out this judgement now.” – Marcus Aurelius

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough” – Mario Andretti

“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

On knowledge

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we can’t be wise with other men’s wisdom.” – David Brooks

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius

On goal-setting

"The question I ask myself like almost every day is, 'Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'” - Mark Zuckerberg

“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the "what is next", of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” - Mark Twain

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

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

On success

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou

“You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.” ― Lou Holtz

“If Plan “A” fails, remember you have 25 letters left.” – Chris Guillebeau

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default.” - J.K. Rowling

“Think progress, not perfection” – Ryan Holiday

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

 

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Why The People You Surround Yourself With Are The Key To Your Success

One of the key phrases that crops up again and again among top motivational speakers such as Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins is the idea that “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”.  Let’s look at this in a little more detail.

The Law of Averages
This idea comes from the Law of Averages, a theory which says that the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes. In practice this means that when it comes to our relationships, careers, our self-esteem and our personality traits we are a product of those people we choose to surround ourselves with the most.

Exercise 1
Let’s try a small exercise. Grab a piece of paper or open your phone and note down the names of the five people that you spend the most time around. These people could be your family, your friends, co-workers, or someone else.

Now, ask yourself about the personality traits of those people. How would you choose to describe them? Are they positive? Kind? Creative? Ambitious? Enthusiastic? Negative? Bossy? Critical? Arrogant? What do they do with their lives and how successful have they been in pursuing their goals?

Now stare back at your list and consider it carefully. If the traits are overwhelmingly negative, then perhaps it’s time to consider finding new people to spend more of your time with? After all, if you spend a lot of time with these people then you likely mirror a lot of these undesirable traits too. This doesn’t mean that you have ditch those people out of your life, rather that you should seek out new influences to start to tip the scales in your favour.

Exercise 2
Now let’s perform a second exercise. Write down adjectives that describe an imaginary mentor or friend that you would like to bring in to your circle of five. What words would you use to describe them? Seeking out and spending more time with positive influences is a key part of personal growth, so consider who you know that matches up to your description of your imaginary mentor – it’s time to start spending more time with them!

What do you think of this theory? Have you seen results by adopting this strategy? Let us know by connecting with us on Twitter @TimeForYouGroup.

Minimalist Workouts For Busy People

If you lead a hectic, busy life then it’s very easy for things like health and fitness to slip down your ladder of priorities.

Whether it’s looming deadlines, the school run, or family and work engagements, other plans tend to take priority, and when you do get a small amount of down time it’s not unusual to just want to relax and put your feet up.

However, it’s no surprise that the people with the most jam packed of schedules are often the ones who are most at risk of health problems. If you leave yourself no time to exercise and your diet isn’t quite up to scratch, then it won’t take long for your body to start to show signs of stress. Here we will offer some workout tips and take a look at four time-sensitive workouts that you should almost always be able to fit into your day – no excuses!

Working out at home
While gym access can greatly benefit you in working towards a better body, it’s not essential. There are so many exercises that you can do at home, even if you are short on space. Yoga, bodyweight exercises and other more high-intensity workouts can all be performed at home. Search Google or YouTube to find one that works for you.

Strength Training or Cardio
If you only have time for just a few workouts per week then strength training should always be your first port of call. With strength training such as weighted exercises, you burn calories at a quicker rate throughout the day, where as with cardio such as running your body stops burning calories after it cools down. Strength training is also a great way to maintain muscle, whereas if you focus on cardio alone you will likely loose muscle definition as you start to slim down.

3 Great Beginner Bodyweight Routines:
Bodyweight exercises are such a good option if you’re short on time. They require no special equipment or expensive gym memberships and you only need a small amount of space to carry them out. Try alternating between these workout routines, three days a week, and see what differences it makes to your level of fitness and the way you feel. If you are unsure of what any of the exercises are then perform a quick Google or YouTube search before you get started.

-    40 x Jumping Jacks
-    10 x Push Ups
-    30 x Squats
-    30 x Crunches

-    40 x High Knees
-    30 Second Plank
-    30 x Lunges
-    10 x Push Ups

-    20 x Burpees
-    20 x Squats
-    35 x Crunches
-    10 x Push Ups

Weight training routines:
These weight training exercises can also be completed with only very minimal equipment – typically a pair of dumbbells. If you are very new to weight training, then you may find 10 repetitions of each exercise difficult. If that’s the case, then try reducing them down to 6 or 8 reps for the first week or so while you get used to things. Remember to familiarize yourself with these exercises through Google or YouTube if you aren’t sure what they mean.

-    10 x Goblet Squats
-    10 x 1-Leg Hip Thrust
-    10 x Split Squats
-    30 Second Farmers Walk

-    10 x Goblet Squats
-    10 x 1-Leg Hip Thrust
-    10 x Split Squats
-    30 Second Farmers Walk

-    10 x Floor Presses
-    10 x 1-Arm Bent Over Row
-    10 x Split Squats
-    30 Second Farmers Walk

Do you have any special routines that work for you and fit easily in to your schedule? Let us know on by connecting on Twitter @TimeForYouGroup.

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