Motivation – Fuel for your Dreams

Source: …Inspiration…Would You Say No To Some…?, Darren Christopher Rowland, 11-Feb-2015,

Now that you have learned how to keep your dreams alive and take a chance, let’s explore how to attain those dreams.  The 13th century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic Mawlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī commonly known as Rumi has influenced me a lot in understanding one’s purpose and goals.  There are many beautiful poems that he has penned and has touted philosophies that transcend borders.  I would like to share a few of his wonderful thoughts that I hope you will find motivating in achieving your dreams:

“You were born with wings, why do you prefer to crawl through life?”

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray.”

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

“Stop acting so small, YOU are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

If this does not inspire you, I am not sure what will.  Realizing your dreams and the strength within you, will motivate you to stay on your course that is your calling and purpose in life.  It is not easy but hard work and determination will keep you on this road towards the ultimate destination.

As you travel on the path, you have to explore the reasons for your dreams.  You should analyze and think about why you want to pursue your dreams or do something – your motivation.  This motivation will provide you with the necessary desire to attain those dreams.  Your motivation can be anything such as a person, place, thing, thought or act.  Regardless of what motivates you, it has to be strong and compelling enough so that you can overcome the difficulties and hurdles that will be on the route.  Don’t get bogged down by the stress and hardships, but turn it in to the hunger and yearning for your motivation.

As you feel this drive, don’t forget about your internal force and uniqueness, because you were meant to soar and reach heights but time, circumstances, situations and maybe even YOU have put the boundaries around your spirit.  So ask yourself, as Rumi writes, “You were born with wings then why am I acting small?”  Let your light shine through, it has the power to influence not only you but others around you.  When you understand the change you can bring about by changing your outlook, your dreams will come true.  Rumi explains this thought as follows, “Yesterday, I was clever so I wanted to change the world.  Today, I am wise so I am changing myself.”

Your dreams and purpose is all about what you love to do.  Be sure of them.  Rumi further elaborates, “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and that desire for that work has been put in every heart.”  If this work is your aim and ambition and it is has been put in your heart, wouldn’t you automatically love it?  So why not pursue what you love and need to do the most?

As we commemorate the International Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, let’s remember the workers who have been killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.  This observance started in Canada in 1984 by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and now has been given international recognition.  According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), each year approximately two million people die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases in the world.  Let’s honor these individuals that risked and sacrificed their lives for their dreams and to make our lives better.  This should be motivation for all of us!

Author: Anjali Chudasama

9 thoughts on “Motivation – Fuel for your Dreams

  1. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – I love this. I’ve found that moving through life the way it leads you is fantastic. Sometimes strange opportunities present themselves, and it’s wonderful to take them. The best things happen from the decisions you make by saying, “what the hell? Why not?”

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  2. Thank you very much for your lovely and very true comment, irrationalliving! Best to just go with the flow. The reason being that while you are controlling for that one thing, you are missing out on the 99 different opportunities… But when the inspiration comes from deep within you, a way is also made for you but it might not be in the way you think…

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  3. Hi,

    Such a nice article! It is absolutely true that motivation is driving force for dreams which leads to the success path.

    Thanks for sharing this nice blog.

    Regards, Dharmendra

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  4. Nice one. Sachu j che jo kiya javu che tenu sarnamu hoy to rasto sodhi sakay. Anjali ek ni ek vat fari var U are THE BEST.

    Translation from the Gujarati: It is true, that if you have the address of the place you need to go then you can find your way. Anjali, the reinteration of the same theme, you are the best.

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  5. My favorite was “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” without a doubt! Thank you for this! I agree with you on basically everything, but loved when you said “Don’t get bogged down by the stress and hardships, but turn it in to the hunger and yearning for your motivation.”

    We should not strive for a life without challenges, but for a purpose driven life with challenges to overcome. This is precisely what makes us grow but we must hold the right mindset in order to reap all the benefits out of the challenges in our way.

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    1. Thank you Julio for the great insight! The hardships make us realize our full potential and inner strength. The challenges allows us to thrive so why not see it as a positive? Wonderful analysis!


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