Be inspired and encouraged by these motivational quotes. Let these words give you a positive thought for your day. Every day is a fresh start, so reading brilliant motivational quotes before starting the day can bring a huge difference in our life. These quotes from the world’s greatest leaders and thinkers will motivate and inspire you.
1. “Even if you fall on your face you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam
You’re either moving forward or you’re moving backward. You always want to keep forward momentum, even if that involves falling on your face. You’ll learn from the experience and be able to apply that to future challenges, potentially avoiding future face-fallings. When you don’t attempt something for fear of falling on your face, you don’t move forward, and you end up shriveling into a version of yourself that is not as great as it could be.
2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain
Focus on taking the first step today. That is all you need to focus on, nothing else. By taking the first step you change your mental state from resistant to “hey, I’m doing this!” You put yourself in state where you become more positive and open a state where you may not be enthusiastic about taking the next step after this first one but you are at least accepting it.
3. “Get rid of the emotions that drag you down, hold you down, and eventually put you down permanently.” ~ Jan Dargatz
If you are struggling with a hurt you cannot let go of, try this yourself. Stand up and extend your arms out in front of you. Cup your hands together, as if you were holding a bird captive in them. Imagine that this is the memory of the harm and all of the attached bad feelings. Because you don’t want those feelings to attack you, hold them tightly and keep your tightly closed hands as far from you as possible. As you hold your arms outstretched for as long as you can, you feel the weight of those negative feelings dragging you down. As you continue to hold your arms outstretched with your hands cupped together, imagine the grudge struggling for release. When you are ready, open your hands, let the grudge go.
4. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first sometimes, it’s even more important to help others whenever you can. No one has ever become poor by giving. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
5. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” ~ William Butler Yeats
It’s easy to get into the mentality that you have to wait for the perfect opportunity to present itself before you’ll start to work hard. But the trick is to work hard so that the perfect opportunity can present itself. It’s amazing what opens up when you start giving it your all every day. You’ll find that people, situations, and events will happen in your life that are the result of the work you’ve done, and you’ll realize that unless you did the work they would not have appeared at just the right time for you.
6. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
We all go through challenges in life, some more difficult than others. These challenges we face are what help us learn more about ourselves. They define us and help mold us into the people we want to be. Like the above quote said challenges are not supposed to paralyze us. They are supposed to help us grow as an individual.
7. “Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.” ~ Stefan Sagmeister
Sometimes we need to stop being angry, shut up, and actually do something. If something is bothering you, either fix it or accept that nothing can be done right now, so why complain? Complaining is a passive activity. Change that complaining into action to solve the problem or simple accept it and give your mind something else to focus on.
Humans face difficulties and hard times in their life. These difficulties break your spirit and bring you down from your path. But the ones who tackle those difficult situations with a positive mind and approach bring a huge change in their lives and even to the lives of others around them.