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Never Give Up: 11 Inspirational Quotes That Motivate You To Overcome Setbacks In Life

Never Give Up: 11 Inspirational Quotes That Motivate You To Overcome Setbacks In Life

Life can go up.

Life can go down.

Things happen.

And on the bad, down days, you wonder if you will find the strength to overcome the setbacks in your life.  The disappointment can be crushing, but this is not the end of your story.  There is more for you and I hope that reading through these quotes will give you the strength to choose to never give up.

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    Reset and Begin Again in the Morning

    Even on the days when it feels like your world has come crashing down around you, remember this: we are gifted with a new morning to start afresh, to begin again. It is a sign of the cycles of life; the dark is always followed by the light of day, and so it is with your trials. Reset and begin again in the morning.

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      Through setbacks, you become stronger.

      I know that this can feel tough to understand when you are going through tough times but understand that you never face anything that you cannot handle. It is as though the universe only provides just enough to stretch you, to cause you to live a little outside of your comfort zone.  You are powerful enough to overcome and you are getting stronger each and every day.

      Watch and see how in a week, a month, or a year, you will look back and wonder why you got so stressed.

      It is because you are stronger.

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        Don’t forget what you are capable of achieving.

        Don’t forget you are powerful beyond measure!

        It may seem silly to think of yourself this way but how does it benefit you to belittle yourself? How does it benefit you to think less of yourself? It may keep you safe for a little while as you hide away from the stresses of daily life but where does that get you? Trapped and stuck in a life you do not even want.

        Instead, expect more, dream more, never wake up from your dreams and choose even in the bad times to hold on to the vision of what you are creating.

        There is more to your story yet.

        One small crack does not mean you are broken,

          Stop thinking that one mistake, or that one setback is a signal of the end.

          It is not!

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          You are still standing – a little bit shaky, a little bit uncertain, but you are still standing.  That shows inner strength and it is something you can build on.

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            There is always a route to triumph, whatever the setback you are facing.

            You have to refuse to give into despair and look for it.  Again, remember that whatever you are facing is within your power to deal with so stay on track, look for the light and keep moving forward.

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              The people who make no mistakes are certainly not the ones that get to live a great life.

              No, they are the ones who do very little and make no impact whatsoever.  Do you want to live a legacy of a life? Then know that mistakes are part of the process. 

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                To add insult to injury, there is always someone sitting on the fence with an opinion about what you should do.

                Surround yourself with positive people and know that those who pull you down are not worth your time.
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                  You always get a choice about your next step because it is not a product of what has happened to you, it is a product of the action you choose to take each and every day to become the person you have decided to become.

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                  Are you clear on who that is?
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                    You might think that you have reached the end of your journey, but then, as you choose to take that one extra step, you realize you are more powerful than you have given yourself credit for.

                    That one extra step can be the difference between getting what you want and staying stuck in the same old place. Go on, keep moving forward.

                    Stop Worrying So much about what you feel

                      And for those days when gentle empathy does not work, it is time for a little harsh reality. If you want to change lives, if you want to have an impact on the world, if you want more than you currently have, then there is no time to consider only what you feel like doing!  You have to step up your game, regardless of feelings.

                      Yes, you can!

                      One small crack does not mean you are broken, (3)

                        Remember this: it is consistent action that pays off in the end.

                        Most people spend their days looking out for the results and because the results are slow in coming, they think that what they are doing is ineffective, so they stop.

                        The ones who win are those who can see past today’s results to the coming harvest. They know that everything comes in its right time but you must keep doing the work you need to do today. In time, what you planted will flower.

                        Never, ever give up!

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                        How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                        How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                        Think you have a boring life?

                        The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                        Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                        1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                        What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                        Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                        2. Go Play with Kids

                        Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                        They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                        3. Order a Hot Dog

                        While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                        4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                        Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                        5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                        You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                        You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                        6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                        Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                        Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                        7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                        Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                        What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                        8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                        You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                        9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                        Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                        10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                        We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                        11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                        It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                        12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                        This will give you something to look forward to.

                        Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                        13. People Watch

                        Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                        People are infinitely interesting.

                        14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                        Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                        15. Dance

                        You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                        If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                        16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                        This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                        17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                        Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                        18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                        Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                        19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                        OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                        20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                        This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                        Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                        Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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