If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then stop reading now. You are wasting your time.
Motivational quotes are designed to have a short term impact. You read a quote you get inspired and you may even think about it for the next few days or share with a friend – but thats pretty much it.
I love motivational quotes. They inspire me and motivate me to take action and I have found a way to use motivational quotes so that they help me get through the tough times in my life.
To create change, achieve our goals and get through the tough times in our life the reality is, it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes work, commitment, focus and time.
To get through the tough times or to make changes in our life, we have to take action and do things we have never done before. What ever actions we choose to do we have to keep repeating them until the goal or outcomes are achieved.
If we want to loose weight we have to set a plan, set goals and then consistently commit to following the plan so that we achieve our weight loss goal.
If we want to get through the tough times in our life we have to set a course of action using specific tools and strategies to help us get through.
Just reading these 15 motivational quotes is not enough. You have to take action and use these 15 quotes in an active and consistent way.
What I mean by this, is that for these quotes to work for you, you must take one quote each day for 15 days and say each quote out aloud to yourself and in front of a mirror (if possible) 15 times a day.
What this activity is doing is creating “energy in motion” and this energy is the fuel you need to set your motivation and inspiration into action. With action comes activity and with activity comes energy and with energy comes hope, optimism, confidence, resilience, courage and the desire to achieve.
I have chosen 15 Motivational Quotes, which if you use correctly, will have a significant long term influence on helping you get through the tough times in your life.
1. Be Bold
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the common place, the slaves of the ordinary.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Be Courageous
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
3. Face Your Fears
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
4. Embrace Change
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
5. Be Accountable
“The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don’t waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.”
6. Believe in You
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
7. Help Others
“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
8. The Right Attitude
“If the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.”
Norman Vincent Peale
9. Know Your Purpose In Life
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”
10. Trust Yourself
“Trust yourself you know more than you think you do. Trust in your abilities, your strengths, your values and your intuition – you know much more than you give yourself credit for.”
11. Be Patient
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams
12. Forgive Yourself
“Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of the things that you’ve done. We ALL have made mistakes. Don’t you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn’t allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better YOU. Be proud of who you are TODAY!”
13. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
“The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.”
14. Laugh Often
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
15. Throw Away Your Regrets
“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
These 15 quotes address what I believe are the 15 essential elements within you that you will need to draw upon to help you get through the many tough times you will face in your life.
Use the 15 quotes wisely and you will face the tough times with resilience, courage and inner strength.
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