In life, all of us experience passing moments of frustration, disappointment, and pain; there are times when things seems hopeless and pointless. No matter how hard we try to remain positive about certain situations, it can be a little depressing.
At times, we may not have our loved ones around us to comfort us or give us the self assurance we need. Or we may not want to “talk” about it.
Going beyond a bucket of chocolate ice cream or a thanksgiving flower, inspirational quotes can be great asset when you feel this way. I have tried this myself and found it to be very effective. It is amazing how some quotes can help uplift even the most negative situation.
There a few quotes I remember and recall on a daily basis. These quotes help me stay calm and collected (sane!!), amidst times of chaos.
1. When people pounce on your self-confidence
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~Eleanor RooseveltOh, there are some people who really suck self-confidence right out of me! There have been many occasions where I had to repeat this quote to myself.
Even though someone's words may be ugly (and even intentionally hurtful), no one can make you feel bad about yourself - UNLESS there is some part of you than agrees with what they're saying.
When we get caught up in emotion, all rationality is taken away. Remembering this quote is a good nudge to let you know that irrespective of what anyone says to you, if you know better, then there's no reason to take it to heart.
2. When you can’t take it any longer (& want to quit!)
"What does not kill me makes me stronger."~JohannWolfgang von GoetheIt’s no coincidence that I grit my teeth every time I say this to myself! It reminds me that whatever I am going through is just temporary; the “situation” I am in now will make me stronger to deal with other things life may throw at me.
3. When you are at cross roads trying to decide
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one."~Ellen HubbardWhen I have a make a major decision, I generally look for a “guarantee card”. I know... life doesn’t work that way! Even though it’s something I am trying to shake off, there are moments where “the fear of making a mistake” is powerful enough to keep me immobilized.
That’s when I remember Ellen Hubbard wise words. The fear of making mistakes can prevent us from trying anything new or moving out of our comfort zone. This is such a waste of our skills and robs us from truly enjoying life.
Do you have a set of inspirational quotes that you keep in mind?
If not, compile a list of quotes for yourself. Try to recall the quotes when you are going through a rough patch.
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