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10 Inspirational Quotes From 2015 Oscar Movies

10 Inspirational Quotes From 2015 Oscar Movies

From journeys of self-reflection in the wilderness to trying to break a seemly unbreakable Nazi code, this past awards season was filled with Oscar movies that were not only cinematic masterpieces, but had many quotable moments of inspiration. One of the things that all these films have in common is that they each have highly-relatable characters in familiar situations. Although we may not be individuals that were present in the time period of Selma, we do know what its like to fight for what you believe in. Even if we did not go on a solo journey after experiencing a death in the family, we have certainly experienced the crushing feeling of loss. Although we may not live in the same time or place as the characters in these movies, we can learn a great deal from them.

These inspirational quotes from Oscar movies can give you a boost in your daily life and propel you forward in tough times. Read on to gain your own inspiration from these award-winning films.

1. Whatever obstacles are present in your life, there is always the possibility to overcome them and excel

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”-The Theory of Everything

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    2. We must always fight for our loved ones and the things that we believe in

    “Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.”-Selma

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      3. Those who rise to greatness are often those who people never imagined would be in such a position

      “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” -The Imitation Game

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        4. Sometimes you just have to let go of fear and trust that your life is playing out as it should be

        “I know only that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore. That seeing the fish beneath the surface was enough. That it was everything. My life -like all lives- mysterious, irrevocable and sacred, so very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be.” -Wild

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          5. Despite any adversity you are facing in life, it’s important to stay in the moment and be grateful for what you do have

          “So, ‘live in the moment’ I tell myself. It’s really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much… and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing.” -Still Alice

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            6. It is always important to continuously stand-up for what you believe in and make your voice heard despite hardship

            “We negotiate, we demonstrate, we resist.” -Selma

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              7. It is important to surround yourself with people who truly care about you

              [W]e’ll have each other’s company. We’ll have each other’s minds. Because I care for you. And you care for me. And we understand one another more than anyone else ever has.” -The Imitation Game

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                8. It’s important to believe that life is going to work out the way it should

                “You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”-Boyhood

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                  9. Everyone needs to have people who cheer them on and tell them that they are worth it

                  “You’re here for a reason. You believe that, right?”-Whiplash

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                    10. Sometimes you get to play the role of a superhero unexpectedly

                    ” We didn’t set out to be superheroes. But sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. The good thing is, my brother wanted to help a lot of people and that’s what we’re gonna do.”-Big Hero 6

                    Featured photo credit: Flickr via flickr.com

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                    7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                    7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                    Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

                    But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

                    If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

                    1. Limit the time you spend with them.

                    First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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                    In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

                    Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

                    2. Speak up for yourself.

                    Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

                    3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

                    This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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                    But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

                    4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

                    Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

                    This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

                    Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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                    5. Change the subject.

                    When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

                    Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

                    6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

                    Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

                    I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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                    You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

                    Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

                    7. Leave them behind.

                    Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

                    If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

                    That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

                    You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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