Life was, is, and will remain to be ambiguous for all of us. The more we try to decipher it into making a meaningful one, the more it emerges and turns out to be a challenge or a mystery. The best way to deal with all the problems and difficulties is to face these hurdles put in our ways with confidence. One must understand that life in its totality with only great fortitude, will, and belief that we have in ourselves, in our heart, and infinite compassion for others.
The way we feel and think about ourselves, including the expectations and beliefs that we have put on ourselves and what is possible for us, determines everything that may happen to us. So, when we change and challenge our way of thinking, we can change the quality of life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile or a humorous quote can make them laugh, similarly our thoughts react to the world in real-time.
Positive inspirational and motivational quotes have the amazing ability to change the way we feel and think about ourselves making them crucial on our paths to success. Because you have total control over one thing in the universe that is your thinking- that’s where these quotes come in!
1. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” – Andrew Murphy
Humans have a unique ability to create limitations of their abilities. This could be because when we become more aware of ourselves, we tend to focus more on our weaknesses and therefore limit our ambitions rather than focusing on the strengths we have. We tend to convince ourselves that there are things that are beyond our control and reach and we shouldn’t pursue difficult tasks or else we may fail and feel miserable.
Breaking all these mental hurdles as they can be a lie which we reinforce over time to be in the walls we defined. Work on the dreams you have today no matter how late or delayed you are, you can be successful only if you believe so.
Humans usually focus on the weaknesses rather than on the strengths that we have. Instead, try focusing on your strengths and polish them to make them stronger. Focusing on the weaknesses and working around them may lead to consequences in the future if we may not be able to deliver it in the desired way.
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your Enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Getting knocked by failures, again and again, can never prove to be easy or fun for anyone. But this quote reminds us all that it is vital for all of us to remain enthusiastic when facing the next venture. It’s not an easy task, but it’s clear that if you let your defeats take a load on you, then it may make it harder for you to reach the goal you may set for yourself, and make you not be able to get the success you desire. Make an effort to get enthusiastic about your current endeavor, regardless of the times you have failed or fallen apart in the past.
“Sometimes you need to withdraw within to repair the inner you, the layer of yourself that soaks in your experiences needs peace and quietness like a balm on the soul.”
People may like to socialize but socializing cannot always be ideal. There are times when you might need to spend some alone time as well. Being alone at certain times of the day to reflect on your life can turn out to be an effective way to be self-aware and effectively understand oneself. This will help you to gain clarity on your decisions and what you may need to work upon in the future.
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.” – Oprah-Winfrey
It’s good to struggle to strike for more but you must not forget and overlook the blessings that you already have in your life. Be thankful for all the goodness that you have bestowed in your life in the form of family, friends, work, and the availability of the basic amenities that many people have been deprived of. If your mind keeps on wandering for all the things that you yearn for can lead to you never having a moment of peace.
“Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.” – Bill Gates
Perfection is an abstract idea where you may come close to it but not be able to achieve it. In this endeavor, you’ll come face to face with your weaknesses and limitations which can be realized on your own and sometimes made to realize so as well. Embracing those weaknesses and limitations can lead to being a path for you to have better wellbeing. That would be the best gift you can provide to yourself all over your life.
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
For most of us, this quote can prove to be a life that we maintain in a nutshell. We are either worried about our future or our past, forgetting about the present. The only way we can break this vicious cycle is to be able to live in the moment. It’s always good for us to cherish the happy memories or make efforts to plan a better future but it can be toxic for us to regret what we couldn’t achieve or lose our present happiness and health in the worries of the future. Perhaps, that’s why they say that a present is a gift for us.
“To love yourself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
You may need to awaken your love for yourself in a way it never dies again. Once you start loving yourself, no one would be competent to bring you down by hurting your self-esteem and will be your best critic. The days of finding emotional support and relying on others for psychological well being would be over.
“Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll
When unpleasant incidents occur in our life, it is on us how long we choose to grieve about it. A stronger person is the one who feels the pain they go through but decides to get up and move on in life. Life might have much nicer gifts to offer in return for the losses which made you suffer. If you keep sitting and being in the grief period, how would you get those gifts just meant for you? So, take your time to heal and move on rather than being in the grief period because life never stops. Take a positive outlook on life and move forward.
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve
The opposite of this quote can also be true saying that, once you give up on hope and choose to stay in hopelessness, nothing can be possible for you.
Hope is a feeling which makes the person feel that things will get better or work out somehow. You don’t even know that it will happen, but it’s rather a belief or a wish that it will get better. That’s the reason why it’s never a good idea to give up on hope because you just don’t know how things may work out in your favor. If you have hope, all turn out for the best.
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
This quote can be used by individuals to build upon their self-esteem. Many individuals suffer from an inferiority complex due to incidents taking place in their life such as bullies. However, inferiority and superiority are the product of your psychological makeup but no one can govern your feelings unless you give them the power to go so which can result in an impact on the self-esteem of the individual creating a space for self-doubt.
You need to remember that you are unique and no one can be. Mistakes are made by the individuals only and it’s just the start of the journey. Realize your worth and the true potential in you. Take pride in what you do.
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
As long as you are alive, it’s never late to become the person that you want to be. Age is just a barrier an individual feels. No matter how bad you may have screwed things in the past or no matter how far off course you have gotten from what you want to do, you still can turn it around in your favor. You can start taking steps towards being what you might have been today. You can start implementing little actions into your daily routine to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.” – Dr. Seuss
Every individual has their self of identity but most of the time, you try to be what you are not to please others wherein in the process you tend to end up losing yourself. No matter how hard you try, the world will always try to find the flaws within you. So be yourself, speak what you feel, and live your life how you want to live it. Do not waste your precious time thinking about the criticism you may have faced. Rather, spend your time with those who truly love and value you for who you are.
“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scenery.” – Arthur Christopher Benson
You take yourself with you wherever you go, so running off to a new place cannot prove to be an escape for you as you may end up replicating the same things that you used to do in your past. But if you work on your habits that you may don’t deserve or hinder your well-being and replace them with the ones that you do, you’ll notice that you no longer feel like escaping from the situation but rather feel more comfortable in the surroundings. You can still use a change of place to help you uproot your rut and make long-lasting changes.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
It seems to be easy enough to change the world around you if all it takes is changing your thoughts. But thoughts are not the easiest thing to get changed in the world. Many of the thoughts are a result of habitual thinking and thinking about the same thoughts again and again. It may require work to try and undo this part of the thinking and to have new and positive thoughts. If you can replace your thoughts with new ones, your world will become more positive.
“Before you diagnose yourself with low self-esteem or sadness, first make sure that you aren’t, in fact, just surrounded by idiots.” – William Gibson
There can be numerous reasons why an individual may feel sad. One of the reasons can be the crowd you are surrounded by. In the company of people who have a criticizing nature, you are bound to continuously get overloaded with advice and suggestions that may decrease your confidence. Surround yourself with people who respect and love you for who you are.
“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau
Many individuals try to pursue happiness without realizing that they are occupied with the chase, they may be missing out on various things which can make them happy. Making a conscious effort can lead you to nowhere as happiness cannot be forced.
Instead, be patient and work diligently in accomplishing the tasks and you will see happiness coming in your way without making any efforts. Never try to make happiness your ultimate aim, rather make it your guiding principle as happiness is a part of your perspective where one person’s perspective may not be sufficient for another.
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