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10 Motivational Back-To-School Quotes

10 Motivational Back-To-School Quotes

With September just around the corner, now is the time to sharpen those pencils and bring out those backpacks, because it’s back-to-school season! This small but golden collection of motivational quotes are applicable to every student at any point in their academic and self-discovery journey. Remember, the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. You have the power, and you have the choice to make the school year ahead memorable. It all starts with the decision to be proactive.

1. Try Your Very Best

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    School can be challenging. No, school will be challenging. Don’t let that discourage you. If you give it your all (or somewhere close to that), expect great rewards. It won’t happen overnight – but it’s going to happen. Keep dreaming, and keep believing.

    2. Keep Trying!

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      Trying new things early on in life will help you determine the path you take in the future. Some interests may remain unknown forever unless you simply give it a try. Writing? Singing? Acting? Whatever it may be, just give it a try.

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      3. Taking Initiative

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        Most, if not all students, have a unified goal of being successful after school. But the road to success is different for every single student. Make sure you know and go after exactly what you want. Don’t make the ever-so-common mistake of walking in someone else’s footsteps. Also, have a plan B ready. There’s always a plan B.

        4. No Pain, No Gain

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          It’s easy to get caught in wallowing in disappointment when the pressure kicks in, and everything starts going haywire. Remember that the sun is always shining somewhere, as cliché as that sounds. The rainbow after the storm will be worth it. Learn to live in the present, but always appreciate the past, and cherish the future. That’s when happiness will find you!

          5. Risk-Taking

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            New discoveries and inventions happened because people conquered their biggest obstacle: fear. Instead of being afraid to dip your toes in the water, start swimming. It doesn’t have to be an immediate decision, rather, a shift in mindset. Doubt will only work against you if you allow it to. Is it a new, out-of-this-world idea that begs to be heard? A confession concerning lingering feelings? An enchanting place yet to be explored? Whatever the occasion, take the first step – row that ore.

            6. Just Get Started!

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              This especially applies to large projects and long-term goals. It seems like an endless march of work: drafting, writing, revising, then proofreading. The deadlines seem so far away, that the end of the tunnel remains barely visible. Breathe. Take baby steps, because in the end, you’ll look back and wonder how you’ve managed to accomplish so much.

              7. Never Give Up

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                Sometimes, when the goal is just one step away, we give up. That failed audition. That mediocre test grade. That rejected proposal. The secret? Try just one more time. One more email. One more smile. One more self-talk session.

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                8. Open-Mindedness

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                  Don’t let your dreams scare you – there may be moments when they overwhelm us. Like Audrey Hepburn, keep a positive attitude. The next time someone tells you that “there’s no way”, or “that’s completely absurd”, keep these words in mind and you’ll be able to keep your head up. Confidence is beautiful.

                  9. Keep Moving Forward

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                    While moving up to the higher levels of academia, it is normal to feel discouraged when setbacks and obstacles block us from our goals. Keep swimming to stay afloat. Making the mistake isn’t the problem – dwelling on those negative thoughts are. Motivational thoughts and perseverance are what push us forward and propel us.

                    10. New Opportunities

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                      Opportunities are everywhere. Sometimes, we don’t see them. In that case, try to build your own doors. It sounds odd – but it truly works. Explore. A simple smile may be all it takes to form a connection.

                      So there you have it. Now put yourself out there and chase after your dreams, fellow student!

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                      Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                      Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                      It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                      It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                      Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                      Quotes for self-assurance

                      1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                        2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                          3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                            4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                              5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                  Quotes about positivity

                                  7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                    8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                      9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                        10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                          11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                            12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                              13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                Quotes for work and success

                                                14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                  15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                    16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                      17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                        18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                          19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                            20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                              21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                  23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                    24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                      25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                        26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                          27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                            28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                              29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                  31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                    32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                      33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                        34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                          35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                            36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                              37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                  39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                    40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                      41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                        42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                          43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                            44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                              45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                Quotes about money

                                                                                                                46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                  47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                    48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                      49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                        50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                          51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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