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100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

1. You Were Given This Life Because You Are Strong Enough To Live It.

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    2. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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      3. Forget Your Past, Forgive Yourself, And Begin Again Right Now.

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        4. Whenever You Find Yourself Doubting How Far You Can Go, Just Remember How Far You Have Come. Remember Everything You Have Faced, All The Battles You Have Won, And All The Fears You Have Overcome.

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          5. Growth Is Painful. Change Is Painful. But Nothing Is As Painful As Staying Stuck Somewhere You Don’t Belong.

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            6. I Don’t Want You To Save Me. I Want You To Stand By My Side As I Save Myself.

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              7. Hope Is The Only Thing Stronger Than Fear.

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                8. Let Yourself Be Gutted. Let It Open You. Start There.

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                  9. I’ll Find Strength in Pain.

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                    10. Never Apologize For Being Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength.

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                      11. Being Deeply Loved Gives You Strength; Loving Deeply Gives You Courage.

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                        12. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                          13. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                            14. Step Into My Shoes And Walk the life I’m Living And If you Get As Far As I am, Just Maybe You Will See How Strong I Really Am.

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                              15. If You’re Lucky Enough To Be Different, Don’t Ever Change.

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                                16. I Am Strong Because I’ve Been Weak. I Am Fearless Because I’ve Been Afraid.

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                                  17. Sometimes You Face Difficulties You’re Doing Something Wrong, But Because You’re Doing Something Right.

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                                    18. Work For A Cause, Not For Applause. Live Life To Express, Not To Impress. Don’t Strive To Make Your Presence Noticed, Just Make Your Presence Noticed, Just Make Your Absence Felt.

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                                      19. Wake Up With Determination. Go To Bed With Satisfaction.

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                                        20. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’T Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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                                          21. Do Not Jude You Don’T Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough.

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                                            22. When You Start Seeing Your Worth, You’ll Find It Harder To Stay Around People Who Don’t.

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                                              23. The Woman Who Does Not Required Validation From Anyone Is The Most Feared Individual On The Planet.

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                                                24. Smile. You’re Cute.

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                                                  25. The Strongest Actions For A Woman Is To Love Herself, Be herself And Shine Amongst Those Who Never Believed She Could.

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                                                    26. Dear Stress, Let’s Break up.

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                                                      27. I Am The Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry, But Then Walk Out Like Nothing Ever Happened.

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                                                        28. A Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning Like She Wasn’t Crying Last Night.

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                                                          29. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About.

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                                                            30. Sometimes You Have To Get Knocked Down Lower Than You Have Ever Been To Stand Back Up Taller Than You Ever Were.

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                                                              31. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

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                                                                32. Do Not Pray For An Easy Life, Pray For The Strength To Endure A Difficult One.

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                                                                  33. The Struggle Of You’re In Today Is Developing the Strength You Need For Tomorrow.

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                                                                    34. Knowing When To Walk Away I s Wisdom….

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                                                                      35. A Strong Woman Knows How To Keep Her Life In Line. With Tears In Her Eyes, She Still Manages To Say, “Nah, I’m Fine.”

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                                                                        36. A Strong Woman Looks A Challenge Dead In The Eye And Gives It a Wink.

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                                                                          37. If I Ever Let My Head Down It Will Be Just To Admire My Shoes.

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                                                                            38. Littles Girs With Dreams Becomes Women With Vision.

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                                                                              39. Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A Lipstick.
                                                                              Those Days Are Over.

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                                                                                40. You Can Become Strong And Powerful And Beautiful.

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                                                                                  41. Never Be Ashamed Of A Scar. It Simply Means You Were Stronger Than Whatever Tried To Hurt You.

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                                                                                    42. You Were Never Created To Live Depressed, Defeated, Guilty, Condemned, Ashamed Or Unworthy. You Were Created To Be Victorious.

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                                                                                      43. When You Face Difficult Times, Know That Challenges Are Not Sent To Destroy You. They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You.

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                                                                                        44. The Kind Of Beauty I Want Most Is The Hard-to-get Kind That Comes From Within-strength, Courage, Dignity.

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                                                                                          45. She Is Clothed With Strength & Dignity And Laughs Without Fear Of The feature.

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                                                                                            46. Sometimes The Bad Things That Happen In Our Lives Put Us Directly On The Best Things That Will Ever Happen To Us.

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                                                                                              47. Give God Your Weakness And He’ll Give You His Strength.

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                                                                                                48. She Builds Others Up Because She Knows What It’s Like To Be Torn Down.

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                                                                                                  49. Strong Women Wear Their Pain Like They Do Stilettos. No Matter How Much It Hurts, All You See Is The Beauty Of It.

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                                                                                                    50. This Is The Year I Will Be Stronger, Braver, Kinder, Unstoppable, And This Year I Will Be Fierce.

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                                                                                                      51. Life Has A Way Of Testing A Persons Will, Either By Having Nothing Happen At All or By Having Everything Happen At Once.

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                                                                                                        52. Storms Makes Tress Take Deeper Roots.

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                                                                                                          53. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                                                                            54. Don’t Let The Behavior Of Others Destroy Inner Peace.

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                                                                                                              55. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                                                56. I Am Strong Because I Know My Weaknesses. I Am Beautiful Because I Am Aware Of My Flaws. I AM Fearless…

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                                                                                                                  57. Believe In Yourself A Little More.

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                                                                                                                    58. You Are Stronger Than You Think.

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                                                                                                                      59. Don’t Worry…

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                                                                                                                        60. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About.

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                                                                                                                          61. Go As Long As You Can, And Then Take Another Step.

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                                                                                                                            62. Don’t Let Anyone Ever Break Your Soul….

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                                                                                                                              63. And The Salt In My Wounds Isn’t Burning Anymore Than It Used To…

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                                                                                                                                64. Above All, Be the Heroine Of Your Life, Not The Victim.

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                                                                                                                                  65. If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

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                                                                                                                                    66. Stop Wearing Your Wishbone Where Your Backbone Ought to Be.

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                                                                                                                                      67. When Start Seeing Your Worth, Your’ll Find It Harder To Stay Around People Who Don’t.

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                                                                                                                                        68. A Strong Woman Loves, Forgives, Walks Aways, Lets Go, Tries again, and Perseveres…

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                                                                                                                                          69. I Am The Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry, But Then Walk Out Like Nothing Ever Happened.

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                                                                                                                                            70. Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That Makes Beauty.

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                                                                                                                                              71. Being Both Soft And Strong Is A Combination Very Few Have Mastered.

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                                                                                                                                                72. Heavenly Father Knows All About You…

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                                                                                                                                                  73. Do You Want to Be Happy? Let Go Of What’s Gone, Be Grateful For What Remains And Look Forward To What Is Coming.

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                                                                                                                                                    74. Once You Start To See Results, It Becomes An Addiction.

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                                                                                                                                                      75. I’m Stronger Because I Had To Be, I’m Smarter Because…

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                                                                                                                                                        76. Sometimes, You Have To Get Knocked Down Lower Than You Have Ever Been To Stand Back Up Taller Than You Ever You Were.

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                                                                                                                                                          77. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles WeKnow Nothing About.

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                                                                                                                                                            78. What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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                                                                                                                                                              79. I’m Thankful For My Struggle Because…

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                                                                                                                                                                80. You Have Within You, Right Now, Everything You Need To Deal With Whatever The World Can Throw At You.

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                                                                                                                                                                  81.When You Change The Way You Look At Things, The Things You Look At Change.

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                                                                                                                                                                    82. Don’t Ever Mistake My Silence For Ignorance, My Calmness For Acceptance And My Kindness For Weakness.

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                                                                                                                                                                      83. We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside That emerges When Life Puts Us To The Test.

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                                                                                                                                                                        84. If You Can’t Stop Thinking About It, Don’t Stop Working For It.

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                                                                                                                                                                          85. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                                                                                                                            86. One Of The Most Courageous Decisions You’ll Ever Make Is To Finally Let Go Of What Is Hurting Your Heart And Soul.

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                                                                                                                                                                              87. Make A Fairy Tale And Go Live In It.

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                                                                                                                                                                                88. You can, and You Will.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  89. Maybe Life Isn’t About Avoiding The Bruises. Maybe It’s About Collecting The Scars To Prove We Showed Up For It.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    90. Don’t Let How You Feel Make You Forget What You Deserve.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      91. We All Have A Fighter In Us.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        92. You Have To Be At Your Strongest When You’re feeling At Your Weakest.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          93. It’s Better To Break Your Own Heart By Leaving, Rather Than Having That Person Break Your Heart Every Day You’re With Them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            94. Stay Positive Even When It Feels Like Your Life Is Falling Apart.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              95. Some People Don’t Like You Just Because Your Strength Reminds Them Of Their Weakness. Don’t let The Hate Slow You Down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                96. The Secret Of Having It All Is Believing You Already Do.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  97. Throw Me To The Wolves And I’ll Come Back Leading The Pack.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    98. If You Are Not Willing To Learn, No One Can Help You. If You Are Determined To Lean, No One Can Stop You.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      99. It’s Okay To Be Scared. Being Scared Means You’re About To Do Something Really, Really Brave.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        100. Don’t Quit. Suffer Now And Live The Rest Of Your Life As A Champion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          101. Do What You Have To Do Until You Can Do What You Want To Do.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            102.  Forget All The Reasons Why It Wont Work And Believe The One Reason Why It Will!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              103. Make A Wish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                104. Better Things Are Coming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  105. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    106. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      107. Happiness Is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        108. Stay Positive.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          109. You’re Beautiful.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            110. The Lord Is My Strength And My Shield In Him My Heart.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              111. Keep The Faith. The Most Amazing Things In Life Tend To Happen Right At The Moment You’re About To Give Up Hope.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                112. Anyone Can Give Up, It’s The Easiest Thing In The World To Do. But To Hold It Together When Everyone Else Would Understand If You Fell Apart, That’s True Strength.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  113. Be That Strong Girl That Everyone Knew Would Make It Through The Worst. Be that Fearless Girl..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    114. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      115. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        116. I Figure, If A Girl Wants To Be A Legend, She Should Go Ahead And Be One.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          117. Nothing Is More Impressive Than A person Who Is Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            118. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              119. A Strong Woman Stands Up For Herself. A Stronger Woman Stands Up For Everyone Else.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                120. A True Hero Isn’t Measured By The Size Of His Strength, But By The Strength Of His Heart

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  121. Stay Strong, Make Them Wonder How You’re Still Smiling.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    122. You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear, Your Just Had To Learn It For Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      123. I’ve Never Met A Strong Person With An Easy Part.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        124. You’re Never Too Young To Dream BIG!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          125. Nothing Is Impossible, The World Itself Says “I’m Possible!”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            126. Follow That Dream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              127. Don’t Tell People Your Dream. Show Them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                128. Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  129. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    130. Nobody Is Too Busy, It’s Just A Matter Of Priorities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      131. The Distance Between Your Dreams And Reality Is Call Action.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        132. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Talk to Strangers Without Feeling Awkward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Talk to Strangers Without Feeling Awkward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many of us feel awkward talking to strangers. I’m a very outgoing person, even though I sometimes feel uncomfortable walking up to someone and asking a question or starting a conversation. I consider myself pretty high up on the extrovert meter. So what is it that makes us pause and become worried or anxious about talking to people we don’t know?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In this article, we will discuss why we feel this way as well as some tips on how to talk to strangers without feeling awkward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Step right up, don’t be shy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why We Feel Awkward Talking to Strangers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The next time you feel uncomfortable talking to a stranger, tell yourself that’s completely normal. There are numerous reasons why it’s actually natural to feel awkward talking to strangers:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our Stress Levels Rise Around Strangers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Numerous studies have show that our levels of cortisol go up when we are around strangers.[1] Cortisol is the hormone inside of us which produces stress responses.[2]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So there you go, right off the bat you can see part of your standard response to strangers is due to a chemical reaction!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A very interesting by product of increased cortisol is that it makes us less empathetic. More than likely this can be traced to our evolution. The increase in the cortisol and the corresponding decrease in empathy makes us want to stay away from strangers. We are biologically wired to feel concern around strangers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Evolution Taught Us to Be Wary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Evolution has also taught us to be wary of strangers in general. Humans as a whole have spent a large chunk of their history banded together in small protective groups. We did this in order to help protect each other and maximize resources.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When you think about it in this context, outsiders to our small groups or strangers are considered potential threats. Fear of strangers is common across almost all human cultures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Culturally Conditioned

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We can also thank our society for helping us feel uncomfortable and sometimes afraid of strangers. The term “stranger danger” is something most of us can relate to either growing up or raising kids. Or both.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I remember hearing this from my parents, mostly about not getting in someone’s car I didn’t know. And as the father of 2 teenage girls, you can be sure I’ve talked to them about this very concept more times that they want to hear.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The thought that strangers can be dangerous is built into us as it is. Toss in the amplification of the media on strangers doing things such as kidnapping kids and it takes it to an even higher level.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now that we’ve reviewed some of the reasons why we are nervous, let’s look at why you should talk to strangers more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Benefits of Getting over the Awkwardness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages of how to talk to strangers without feeling awkward. These are some high level benefits of talking to strangers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Broadens Your Network

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After you talk to someone, you didn’t know previously they become someone you know at least a little bit. This alone helps broaden your network of people you know. This is helpful in many ways whether it is work related or socially related.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Improves Your Communication Skills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am a huge proponent of the value of solid communication skills and have written about it often. The more you talk to people, especially people you don’t know, the better your communication skills become.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interacting with a wider variety of people will bring the added benefit of improving your communication skills.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Continually Learning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So many of us don’t actively seek to learn new things. This is one of the primary keys to staying engaged in life and our own personal self fulfillment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Almost every time I speak to someone I didn’t know previously, I’ve learned something new. When we speak to strangers, it pushes us out of our comfort zones and we tend to learn new things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Increases Self Confidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Every time we learn to do something we were previously anxious about, we feel better about ourselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Forcing ourselves to talk to strangers will lead to increased self confidence. As we get more and more comfortable doing something that previously made us feel awkward, our self confidence will go up and up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So, how to talk to strangers to reap these benefits?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Talk to Strangers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here are some tips to on how to talk to strangers without feeling awkward.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Say Hello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Putting “say hello” first may seem a bit obvious but let’s take a deeper look. Much of the social awkwardness when speaking to strangers is simply breaking the ice. The first words that will engage someone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Most people will respond when someone says hello or hi to them. And those that don’t, you probably don’t want to talk to anyway.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Practice being the person that opens the door to a conversation. Say hello.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Ask About Them

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Something that I have noticed over the years is that people love to talk about themselves. Even fairly private people tend to open up when asked about events in their lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You can ask leading questions that get people to talk about themselves and recent events. Things like recent movies watched or the summer vacation are great to get someone talking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As a father, I also know that people love to talk about their kids. Asking about kids is a fairly easy topic to bring up and in general, most people will expound upon all the great things their kids do or are involved with.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Just Do It

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One of the biggest reasons we don’t do things we want to or know we should is because we overthink it. Quit thinking about it so much and just do it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When you give yourself the time to analyze every little angle about a situation, you also give plenty of time to talk yourself out of it. You’ll wind up thinking what if this happens or what if that happens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Try to force yourself to jump right in without thinking about it too much. Whenever I have done this, I always feel great about it afterwards, no matter how it turned out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Don’t Take It Personal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One of the greatest lessons in life I ever learned was don’t take anything personally. We all go through life with our own sets of experiences and see things through our own lens. The way people react to different situations has almost nothing to do with us. It has to do with previous experiences and the way people feel about things other than us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When someone’s reaction isn’t what you’d hoped or expected, chances are it has nothing to do with you. Remember that and keep it in context.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Get a Chuckle If Possible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I used the word chuckle purposely because it makes me laugh. In my opinion, it’s one of those funny words. We all like to laugh because it makes us feel good. And when someone makes us laugh, we typically remember those people in a positive light.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One of the best ways to make a conversation easy and free flowing is to get some laughter going. It doesn’t mean you have to be the master joke teller or anything. See if you can work in a way to make the person you are talking to get a smile or some laughter in. In fact, laughing at yourself maybe a nice try.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Detach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A great feeling is when you don’t mind which way something turns out, that you will be fine no matter what happens. Kind of like when I watch my two favorite football teams play against each other. I don’t really care who wins, I just want a fun game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Treat talking to strangers the same way. You don’t really care how the conversation goes because you are detaching from the outcome. Make it a fun time with yourself and if the conversation goes well, awesome! If not then no big deal, move on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Share Your Stories

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, all like to feel connected to other people. And many times we wind up hanging out with people that we have things in common with. No surprise here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To help with how to talk to strangers without feeling awkward, tell stories that have commonalities with the person you are talking to. Kids are an easy one. I have a daughter who was a competitive cheerleader and now plays club volleyball. I have instant connection and stories with strangers I speak with who have kids that play sports. It’s easy to relate to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So when you are speaking to a stranger and you have a story or mutual connection point, bring it up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Give a Compliment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Almost everyone likes hearing a compliment, whether they admit to it or not. As a general rule, we don’t give out enough compliments. It’s amazing how one small remark someone tosses your way about how good you look can literally make your entire day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When you are speaking with someone you don’t know, see if you can work a compliment in. Nothing creepy here. Not a good idea to tell someone you just met that they are the prettiest or handsomest person you ever met. However, if you can share how you like their tattoo or shoes or something like that, it will help put the conversation into an easy going, smiling place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Relax Your Body Language

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you go into a situation all worried and nervous, it shows on your body. Your shoulders are tensed up, there’s a look of consternation on your face, things like that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When you engage a stranger in conversation, make it a point to relax your body language. Take a deep breath before you engage the person, let your body relax, and put a smile on your face. This will help relax you and it has the added benefit of putting the other person more at ease.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If they see that you are relaxed, it helps them relax. Plus having open, engaging body language is very conducive to inviting someone to open up into a conversation with you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Practice, Practice, Practice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like everything else in life, talking to strangers gets easier with practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Make it a point to talk to several strangers each week and it will definitely help you relax as you do it more and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After a while, it will become something you don’t even think about, you just do it. And that takes all of the awkwardness out of being in these type situations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Bottom Line

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As we have seen, it is perfectly natural to feel awkward talking to strangers. We are biologically built that way and we have our own society constantly warning us how dangerous it is. It’s no wonder we feel awkward talking to strangers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are numerous benefits to learning to be more comfortable talking to strangers. See if you can employ some of the techniques mentioned to learn how to talk to strangers without feeling awkward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Once you start practicing speaking with strangers more often and utilizing some of the tips, you will become more comfortable doing so. This in turn will lead to a learned new skill and increased self confidence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Remember, everyone you know was a stranger at one time. Now get out there and make some new friends.

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