Every so often you come across something that just give you that extra push towards what your aiming for. Might be a word of encouragement, a smile from someone, some music, or nowadays it can even be motivational clips from youtube. I’ve see one or two that really get me firing on all cylinders! And I’ll share them here along with a couple of quotes which I think really are true.

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.”

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

The second one is very apt for a swimmer! I do regard myself as a “self-starter”, someone who gets up in the morning and does things without being told what he has to do, I have dreams, desires, ambition. I’ve worked hard to reach some goals but didn’t quite make it, not always through a fault of my own but the key is to not get down trodden. Sometimes your dreams might not come true first, second or even third time round but if you know you have tried, then you haven’t really failed, the dream can still come true. Failure to me is when you want something but you don’t try, or aren’t willing to put the effort in to at least give it a go.

This inspirational speech is from “The Great Dictator” by Charlie Chaplin. The speech was done in 1940, but every word said still applies to the World today.

Here’s a motivational speech geared more towards the sporting people, fantastic music too!

I’m gonna show you show great I am!!

Remeber, it’s up to YOU, and only YOU , how much you acheive.

ps. heres another! Explains so simply how to succeed.