Learn how to go after what you want with practical tips and inspiring quotes to help you live a great life and achieve your dreams!

Do you believe in yourself enough to chase your dreams? I’m talking about that deep-rooted belief that pushes you to go after whatever you desire.

Often, our ambitions can be daunting, causing us to freeze in contemplation rather than taking action. But what exactly holds us back? Is it the fear of failure? The worry that we might not fulfill our true potential? Or perhaps the fear of not being enough?

The decision to be bold and brave enough to step forward and pick up the sword that has “your journey” marked on it, despite the unknown and the fear, is yours to make. But, the moment you pick it up you show a strong desire and belief in yourself and in possibilities and you become the hero of your own story (just by saying yes).

Many don’t say yes. Many say maybe someday. Or, let me think about it. Or, I’m not sure if I can. So, my point is that it isn’t about whether you can do it or not. It is instead about whether you will try and believe.

Now, let’s talk about how to go after what you want and get you some inspirational quotes!

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3 Tips for how to go after what you want

If I could say just three simple things to my younger self about how to go after what you want in life, this is what I’d say:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Listen for higher guidance
  3. Stop doubting, questioning, & sabotaging yourself

Let me explain …

Believe in yourself

It’s important to believe in yourself and go after what you want, so that you’re fully living your life, are fulfilled in life, and later have no regrets.

But, sometimes this is easier said than done. It isn’t always easy to be so sure of ourselves and our dreams. When we can’t see the results yet or be sure of how things will turn out, when we only have the past to go off of, it’s easy to doubt.

So, this is what I suggest. Get to know the real you. Not the one that’s been affected by life, but the one that knows his or her true inherent worth and ability. The version of you who is connected with the higher eternal version of yourself.

If life hadn’t interfered, what would you believe about you and about what you can do? Hmmm – good question, huh.


You won’t always be able to see the road ahead, and that can be scary.

But close your eyes, breathe slow and deep, and listen for your spirit calling to you. And, you’ll know what to do and have the courage and faith to do it. All the courage and answers that you need are inside of you. Just listen.

If you listen long enough you’ll hear your inner voice or what some people call “that still, small voice”. And, that’s you – the real you. The you that knows best. (Some call it your higher self.)

Listen for higher guidance

Somehow we’ve gotten away from “listening” as a society. But, our ancestors did this all the time for guidance.

And yet, we sit here often wondering why no one (God, the Universe, etc.) helps us. Or we think and think on our own, in our flesh, how we can possibly solve our problem. But, how much do we listen?

I believe that we need to listen for higher guidance like our ancestors did.

Just do this…

Look up at the stars above, and tell me what you feel. In awe?

There’s a vast world out there, that we can’t even see or understand all of yet. But, what we do know is that there’s more. There’s more than what we can see. And, there’s also more guidance than we can comprehend.

Stop doubting, questioning, & sabotaging yourself

The real you is not the part of you that doubts yourself or self-sabotages. No. Your inner self or higher self can accept nothing less than you believing in yourself because it’s your light, your good. That’s the real you!

It’s like, throughout life you changed. You had struggles and all the stuff we have to deal with, and you adapted. Then you questioned, and you even questioned yourself.

So, that part of you that’s questioning or doubting yourself isn’t even the real you. It’s the part that adapted – the part that’s been affected by life.

The good news is, you have everything inside that you need to go for what you want and succeed.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop doubting, questioning, and sabotaging yourself, and realize that you’re worthy of whatever it is that you want. And then, go after it!

“Go after what you want” quotes

When it comes to pursuing your dreams, sometimes a little inspiration can go a long way. These “go after what you want” quotes are here to remind you of the power of belief and the importance of persistence.

Whether you’re facing obstacles or just need a boost of motivation, these quotes will inspire you to chase your dreams and believe in your own potential:

  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  4. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh
  5. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
  6. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
  7. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  8. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  9. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  10. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  11. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
  12. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  13. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  14. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan
  15. “The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” – Tom Bradley

Use these quotes as a source of motivation to keep moving forward. Believe in yourself, trust the process, and never give up on what you truly want in life. Your dreams are worth chasing, and you have the power to make them a reality!

Closing thoughts: How to go after what you want and live a great life

I hope this blog post has helped you understand how to go after what you want, believe in yourself, and live a great life!

You know, there’s a lot that we go through in life that affects us and that we have to overcome. But as we overcome these things and work on ourselves, we grow. And, then we begin to believe that we can be and do more.

So, never stop working on yourself and growing. It’s always worth it!

And, never stop dreaming. Dreams are good – they give us something to strive for and look forward to. And if we ever stop having dreams and goals, we might not be as passionate about life.

So, never lose your passion for life! You might need a break or some rest, you might need to regroup every now and then, but never give up or put your dreams on the back burner.

At least imagine them, and you’ll often find that the act of imagining leads you to creating as this tends to bring solutions, ideas, and all that’s needed to make your vision a reality!

Additional resources

If you liked this blog post on how to go after what you want in life, I think you’ll also like my post with spiritual words of encouragement for difficult times. If things aren’t going great, you’re wondering if it’ll get better, or you just need encouragement for life, this will help!

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And finally, I’ve found some great, inspiring quotes for you on Success’s site called You’ve Got This! 15 Quotes for Getting What You Want. I loved these quotes, and they have images as well. Hopefully they’ll give you some more inspiration!

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