Some inspirational quotes to help inspire you.
Why read inspirational quotes? Well, we all need some inspiration from time to time. It's so easy to turn on the news or read the papers and feel bummed out about life in general. It's easy to feel discouraged when the economy seems to continue to go south. We all have hopes and dreams but for many people, their mind have been occupied with so much "bad news" that those hopes and dreams are slowly being crushed.
Reality is really just what you focus on. Focus on the positive and you'll experience more positive things in your life and vice versa. I'm not saying to turn a blind eye to your problems. What I'm suggesting is that you tackle your challenges with a more positive mentality. Finding things to make you feel discouraged and down is easy since there are so many readily availbel sources around us. In order to battle the negativity and win back some of your mind real esate, you need to consciously feed your brain with inspirational material.
The following are a few inspiring quotes along with my interpretation of them. Hopefully reading these wil give you back a bit of hope and help you realize that things will get better.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
Life is what you make it to be. You can see life as a gift or as a pointless experience. How you see your life will determine how you will live it.
“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
The easiest type of people to find are nay-sayers. They are folks who try to tear your dreams down so that perhaps by doing so, they can feel better about their mediocre existence. There are other people who do this because they just care about you and don't want to see you get hurt but they fail to realize that not trying and giving up on your dreams is the ultimate pain.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
As long as you're breathing, there's still time to at least try to reach the dreams you've always had. There are countless stories of people who went for their dreams despite their age like the 80+ year old lady who finally got her college degree. Even if things don't work out, at least for a moment, you'll finally live.
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Most people fail to achieve anything they consider great because they let their fear of failure stop them from ever trying. As a result, most people end up shrinking their dreams into something they are sure they can accomplish. Sure, doing this may help you avoid some feelings of pain and disappointment but I can assure you, the weight of regret will be a lot tougher to handle.
“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi
There are dreamers and there are realists. Without realists, dreamers can sometimes go too high and fall too hard. Without dreamers though, realists will never even get off the ground. There will be some people who will laugh at your dreams. Don't mind them, it's your dreams, not theirs so don't expect them to understand why you must pursue your destiny. Once you achieve your dreams, they will applaud you while secretly wishing they had your courage to face their fears.
It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! – Rocky Balboa
Life is going to knock you down now and then. It's part of the experience. Sure, it hurts or may be frustrating or inconvient when it happens but it's also what gives life its flavor. It's what makes the point of success taste so sweet. We all get knocked down, even the best of us but as long as you get up everytime you get knocked down, you will eventually stand victorious.
"If I try my best and fail, well, I've tried my best." - Steve Jobs
You know what happens when you fail? You get experience. As long as you give it your all when pursuing your goal, you will find that many times, you will get more out of trying your best than actually attaining your goal.
"You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
If you want more success in life, become a giver. The more people you help, the more success will come your way. This is true in business as well. The more peoples' problems you help solve, the more income you will make.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
Do you want to know a way to predict how your life will turn out? Look at your habits. The things you do each day whether it's done consciously or unconsciously will have a great impact on what you life will look like 10 years down the road than anything else.
Here's the important lesson to take from this:
If you want to change your life, change your habits.
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs
Life has a way of beating the desire out of us sometimes. Now you can use it as an excuse to quit and no one will critize you for doing so because many of them have done the same or you stand strong regardless of what life throws at you and protect your dreams with everything you have.
When you go for a big dream, you will risk failing and looking foolish but the true fools in life are the ones who have been given the gift of life in order to do great things but end up squandering it just because they're not man or woman enough to take criticism from people who don't even matter.