Everyone needs motivation and inspiration in one form or the other. This statement is especially true when life seems to be falling to pieces around us.
Your heart thumps with heaviness and you can’t seem to find your way because darkness overshadows you.
You are unable to rationalize and to think straight. Even more so, your thought process is obscured with thick, dark clouds of fear and uncertainty.
You begin to ask yourself ‘where did I go wrong?’ ‘Did I miss the red flags or the warning signs to let me know that danger was imminent?’
If you are at that place right now and is feeling disconnected from your dreams, purpose and your goals, may the words of great men and women who themselves have gone through some extremely tough times, cause us to push and find the strength to lift us higher and not give up.
1.) “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” ~ George S. Patton
2.) “Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.” ~ Bohdi Sanders
3.) “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
4.) “If we change our thoughts from ‘it’s too late’ to, ‘there’s still hope,’ we might see some change in the world.” ~ Kellie Elmore
5.) “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C. S. Lewis
6.) “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” ~ David J. Schwartz
7.) “Sometimes the only way to find yourself is to get completely lost.” ~ Kellie Elmore
8.) “There is a difference between talented people and gifted people. Talented people are good AT something; Gifted people ARE that something.” ~ Steve Maraboli
9.) “Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Wayne Dyer
10.) “There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.” ~ Pat Riley
11.) “It’s not whether your glass is empty or full, it’s what you do with it that really matters.” ~ Sue Nelson Buckley
12.) “You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. Both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” ~ Homer Rice
13.) “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~ Walt Disney Company, Mulan
14.) “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” ~ Veronica Roth
15.) “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” ~ Ken Venturi
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