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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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                        Last Updated on July 27, 2020

                        7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

                        7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

                        Most people don’t know the profound effects of making life decisions. Often times, we go through life oblivious to what thoughts we are thinking and what actions we are taking. Every single decision we make in our days shapes our current reality. It shapes who we are as a person because we habitually follow through with the decisions we make without even realizing it.

                        If you’re unhappy with the results in your life right now, making the effort to changing your decisions starting today will be the key to creating the person you want to be and the life you want to have in the future.

                        Let’s talk about the 7 ways you can go about making life changing decisions.

                        1. Realize the Power of Decision Making

                        Before you start making a decision, you have to understand what a decision does.

                        Any decision that you make causes a chain of events to happen. When you decide to pick up a cigarette to smoke it, that decision might result in you picking up another one later on to get that same high feeling. After a day, you may have gone through a pack without knowing it. But if you decide not to smoke that first cigarette and make a decision every five minutes to focus your attention somewhere else when you get that craving, after doing this for a week, your cravings will eventually subside and you will become smoke-free.

                        But it comes down to making that very first decision of deciding whether or not to pick up that cigarette.

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                        2. Go with Your Gut

                        Often times, we take too much time to make a decision because we’re afraid of what’s going to happen. As a result of this, we go through things like careful planning, deep analysis, and pros and cons before deciding. This is a very time consuming process.

                        Instead, learn to trust your gut instinct. For the most part, your first instinct is usually the one that is correct or the one that you truly wanted to go with.

                        Even if you end up making a mistake, going with your gut still makes you a more confident decision maker compared to someone who takes all day to decide.

                        3. Carry Your Decision Out

                        When you make a decision, act on it. Commit to making a real decision.

                        What’s a real decision? It’s when you decide on something, and that decision is carried out through action. It’s pointless to make a decision and have it played out in your head, but not doing anything about it. That’s the same as not making a decision at all.

                        If you want to make real changes in life, you have to make it a habit to apply action with your decision until it’s completed. By going through this so many times, you will feel more confident with accomplishing the next decision that you have in mind.

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                        4. Tell Others About Your Decisions

                        There’s something about telling other people what we’re going to do that makes us follow through.

                        For example, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to become an early riser. Whenever I tried to use my own willpower, waking up early without falling back asleep felt impossible. So what I did was I went to a forum and made the decision to tell people that I would wake up at 6 AM and stay up. Within two days, I was able to accomplish doing this because I felt a moral obligation to follow through with my words even though I failed the first time.

                        Did people care? Probably not, but just the fact that there might be someone else out there seeing if you’re telling the truth will give you enough motivation to following through with your decision.

                        5. Learn from Your Past Decisions

                        Even after I failed to follow through my decision the first time when I told people I was going to wake up early and stay up, I didn’t give up. I basically asked myself, “What can I do this time to make it work tomorrow?”

                        The truth is, you are going to mess up at times when it comes to making decisions. Instead of beating yourself up over it, learn something from it.

                        Ask yourself, what was good about the decision I made? What was bad about it? What can I learn from it so I can make a better decision next time?

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                        Remember, don’t put so much emphasis focusing on short term effects; instead focus on the long term effects.

                        6. Maintain a Flexible Approach

                        I know this might sound counter-intuitive, but making a decision doesn’t mean that you can’t be open to other options.

                        For example, let’s say you made the decision to lose ten pounds by next month through cardio. If something comes up, you don’t have to just do cardio. You can be open to losing weight through different methods of dieting as long as it helps you reach your goal in the end.

                        Don’t be stubborn to seek out only one way of making a decision. Embrace any new knowledge that brings you closer to accomplishing your initial decision.

                        7. Have Fun Making Decisions

                        Finally, enjoy the process. I know decision-making might not be the most fun thing world to do, but when you do it often, it becomes a game of opportunity.

                        You’ll learn a lot about yourself on the way, you’ll feel and become a lot more confident when you’re with yourself and around others, and making decisions will just become a lot easier after you do it so often that you won’t even think about it.

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                        Anything you decide to do from this point on can have a profound effect later on. Opportunities are always waiting for you. Examine the decisions that you currently have in the day.

                        Are there any that can be changed to improve your life in some way? Are there any decisions that you can make today that can create a better tomorrow?

                        Final Thoughts

                        Some decisions in life are harder to make, but with these 7 pieces of advice, you can trust yourself more even when you’re making some of the most important decisions.

                        Making a decision is the only way to move forward. So remember, any decision is better than none at all.

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