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25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You The Most Valuable Life Lessons

25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You The Most Valuable Life Lessons

Movies’ one of the most influential sources of inspiration for me. When my life goes rough, motivational movies remind me to be stronger.

Here I’ve collected 25 inspirational movie quotes which will teach you the most valuable life lessons.

1. Be determined. Instead of intending to just try, do it.

Do, or do not. There is no “try”. – Yoda, from Star Wars

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    2. Learn to let go and be clear of where you really want to head for.

    Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does. – David Schwimmer, from Kissing a Fool

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      3. Your past experiences are valuable lessons to you now, learn from them.

      Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. – Rafiki, from The Lion King

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        4. Just be yourself because you’re unique and you’ll shine.

        Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? – from What a Girl Wants

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          5. Life’s too short to miss out anything, try to take it slowly.

          Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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            6. You should love and take care of yourself because after all, it’s your own life.

            You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. – from The Notebook

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              7. Everyone has a choice. You can choose your own path in life.

              We are who we choose to be. – Green Goblin, from Spider-Man

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                8. You deserve what you want when you’re trying your best to fight for it, no one can take that right from you.

                Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. – Heath Ledger, from 10 Things I Hate About You

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                  9. There’s no perfect time for anything, do it now or you’ll regret later.

                  I don’t regret the things I’ve done, but those I did not do. – from Empire Records

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                    10. You don’t need to hide yourself because you’re afraid of what others think of you. You have the choice to live your own life.

                    It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices. – Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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                      11. Just keep going, you’ll make it one day.

                      “Run, Forrest, run!” – from Forrest Gump

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                        12. The least expected things happen at your least expected time in life.

                        My momma always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – from Forrest Gump

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                          13. Never give up on your dream, fight your hardest for it.

                          Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness

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                            14. Don’t stuck in your own little world because the purpose of life is to explore and experience.

                            “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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                              15. Stop trying to please everyone because it’s impossible. Do what makes you comfortable.

                              You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours. – White Queen, from Alice in Wonderland

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                                16. Believe in yourself. Your confidence will lead you to success and happiness.

                                After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are. – from Shrek

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                                  17. In order to achieve your dreams and goals, you’ll go through tough times for sure but hold on!

                                  If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. – from Factotum

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                                    18. Make every moment count, enjoy your life time and don’t waste it.

                                    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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                                      19. The little things you do today could make a great difference in future.

                                      It’s what you do right now that makes a difference. – from Black Hawk Down

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                                        20. Don’t take missing any opportunities as a bad thing, you never know what life is trying to teach you.

                                        Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. – from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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                                          21. Achieving greatness is all about how much effort you make throughout the time.

                                          Great men are not born great, they grow great. – Mario Puzo, from The Godfather

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                                            22. Instead of seeking for happiness, live the moment and that’s where happiness exists.

                                            Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever. – from The Beach

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                                              23. If you wait for others to complete you, you’ll never be able to have peace in your mind whenever you’re alone.

                                              Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others. – from Before Sunrise

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                                                24. Always have hope. Be optimistic for your future.

                                                I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? – from Cast Away

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                                                  25. Before you do anything, be clear of why you want to do it. The purpose is an important reason to support what you’ll do.

                                                  To find something, anything, a great truth or a lost pair of glasses, you must first believe there will be some advantage in finding it. – from All the King’s Men

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                                                    Are there any movie quotes that have greatly inspired you? Share with us!

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                                                    13 Ways Happy People Think and Feel Differently

                                                    13 Ways Happy People Think and Feel Differently

                                                    Let me begin by being 100% frank with you – everyone is capable of happiness.

                                                    Happiness is first a choice but it also takes persistence to maintain. Happiness is our birth right and my mission is to help as many people as I can live their happiest life.

                                                    My mission is to spread the message that everyone deserves happiness.

                                                    To live a happy life; however, you must do the work, gain the necessary knowledge, and increase your awareness.

                                                    You must fully embody this state and begin to think and feel happiness on every level of your being.

                                                    Often times, excuses present themselves and our mind gives us the reasons why we can’t be happy:

                                                    “I am too busy right now to focus on happiness”

                                                    “I will be happy when I finish school, when I have the money, when I am in the right relationship, when I have kids, when my children are older….”

                                                    “I would have had a happy life if this traumatic event had never happened”

                                                    “I don’t deserve happiness”

                                                    EVERYONE deserves happiness. The reason that you are here right now is because you have a purpose and you are on the earth to enjoy your journey.

                                                    Think BIGGER than your excuses. Push FARTHER than your complaints.

                                                    Don’t be pulled away from greatness. Get uncomfortable. At least these are what happy and successful people do on a daily basis.

                                                    This article highlights the top 13 tips and tricks of how happy people think and feel.

                                                    If you would like to begin embodying this life-changing state, then… Here are the 13 ways Happy People Think and Feel Differently:

                                                    1. Happy People Put Happiness First

                                                    Happy people have made the decision that their end goal is happiness.

                                                    Every situation, event, bad day ultimately ends with happiness.

                                                    To them, happiness is equivalent to sleep and water – it is a necessity to their life. To live an unhappy life is to have never lived at all.

                                                    The happy person asks,

                                                    “What would be the point of living if every day and moment were filled with negativity?”

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                                                    “Why would I deplete my energy on negativity when I expend less to be positive?”

                                                    They make happy-based decisions which means in EVERY MOMENT they choose happiness.

                                                    If their circumstances can’t change then they instead change their perspective, they look for the silver lining in the negative.

                                                    Happy people don’t let negativity steal their moments away – a positive mindset always prevails.

                                                    If you ask a happy person how their day was, they will always answer your question with a highlight or a lesson learned.

                                                    2. Happy People Embrace Pain

                                                    I know what you are thinking –

                                                    “No one is ALWAYS happy”

                                                    or …

                                                    “Even happy people get in bad moods”

                                                    and …

                                                    These statements are absolutely accurate.

                                                    Happy people aren’t always happy and they DO get into bad moods. They get overwhelmed, they feel defeated, and their feelings get hurt.

                                                    Happy people aren’t invincible and they feel pain just like everyone else. The only difference between happy people and people who let negativity run their lives is that…

                                                    Happy people quickly acknowledge their pain and they make a decision to find a way to transform their pain into something greater. They also use these 13 simple ways to shake off the sadness.

                                                    Happy people admit the negativity they feel and they do what it takes to get back into their natural state: happiness.

                                                    When your end goal is happiness, then you will find a way to achieve it no matter how much strength you have to muster.

                                                    3. Happy People Have a Happy Self-Image

                                                    We all have an image in our minds that we subconsciously live up to.

                                                    The reason that change is so hard is because our subconscious mind is programmed to live by how we define ourselves.

                                                    How are you currently defining yourself?

                                                    For happy people, they see themselves with a smile, positive outlook, and/or a bounce in their step. When an event or situation arises that brings in a negative emotion, they quickly change their state to resemble their natural self-image.

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                                                    When happy people are in a bad mood, it feels unusual to them because feeling negative isn’t aligned with how they see themselves.

                                                    When they feel upset, they acknowledge the negativity and look for a solution to bring their emotions to the level of how they perceive themselves.

                                                    Look at how you define yourself today – your mind and body are always trying to live up to the definition it is taught to believe.

                                                    Your body’s job is to keep you in a “normal” state because this is where it feels most comfortable.

                                                    If your self-image is happy, then your mind and body will naturally be brought back to where it feels at home. Your actions will be a clue to how you define yourself.

                                                    4. Happy People Have a Strong Support System

                                                    The happiest people know that it takes a village and they lean on others for support.

                                                    Happy people feel comfortable reaching out for help when they feel that their resistances are overpowering them. They quickly sense their negativity and they tell somebody.

                                                    Happy people ask for assistance when they can’t figure out a problem. Seeking help takes strength and it never gets in the way of their self-worth. Happy people appreciate the wisdom that their support system provides.

                                                    They have strong connections with the people who are close to them. They never trudge through tough times alone because jeopardizing their happiness for too long would be detrimental to their well-being.

                                                    5. Happy People Safeguard Their Minds from Negative Triggers

                                                    Warding off negativity is almost impossible when we live in a society that lives by what went wrong and feeds off of what could go wrong. News travels instantaneously so it would be unrealistic to shut this out of your life completely.

                                                    However, one strategy that happy people use to safeguard their minds is regulating their environment.

                                                    We have a lot of control on how we allow our environments to affect us. We can control our social media feed, the television shows and movies we watch, the books that we read, the people that we spend our time with, and the places that we hang out.

                                                    If happiness is your end goal, then take a good look at what is bringing you down. What triggers your unhappiness? See if there is anything in your environment that can be changed……

                                                    What we listen to, read, and who we hang out with influence our mind, what we think about, what we worry about, our reactions, and behaviors.

                                                    Happy people know what triggers a feeling of negativity and it feels out of alignment for them so they do what it takes to avoid it.

                                                    They might regulate their social media news feed to reflect the information that brings them positive energy. They might regulate the people that they spend their time with. It is important to hang out with like-minded people.

                                                    What are you triggers? How can you avoid the negativity in your environment?

                                                    These are ways that happy people regulate their environment and safeguard their minds.

                                                    6. Happy People Know When to Say “No”

                                                    Happy people know when to sit one out and say “no.” They do this to protect their happiness and well-being.

                                                    Life gets overwhelming – a lot of people need our attention and the to do list can seem never ending.

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                                                    Happy people give themselves permission to take the day off and they feel comfortable with saying “no” when their stress levels begin to climb. They understand that those around them aren’t benefiting from someone who is frazzled, overwhelmed, and tired.

                                                    A happy person identifies their negative emotion and then they quickly treat it to bring themselves back to their “normal” state, so that they can be at their best for not only themselves but for those around them, too.

                                                    A simple “no” can ultimately mean many more “yes’s” in the future because happiness has a long battery life. You can take a look at Leo Babauta’s article The Gentle Art of Saying No and learn to say no.

                                                    7. Happy People Are Good Evaluators

                                                    Happy people can quickly sense when something is off with themselves or others. They are very intuitive to happiness levels. When someone isn’t quite right, they are the first ones to notice.

                                                    Being able to evaluate happiness means that you can identify when negativity is lingering around for too long.

                                                    We all have bad days; however, the happy person evaluates often and quickly intervenes.

                                                    In other words, happy people frequently evaluate their state and immediately change when their pessimism is overshadowing their joy.

                                                    8. Happy People Bring Other People Up

                                                    What goes on inside of us is mirrored into our physical world.

                                                    What we think about literally consumes our life and is displayed in our work, relationships, and attitude.

                                                    Happy people naturally feel good inside and about themselves so they treat others the way that they treat themselves. It never feels forced to give a compliment or to help out a stranger.

                                                    When we are truly happy with ourselves, everyone around us has a better experience. Happy people are kind to themselves and because of this, it feels natural to them to want to make others’ happy, too.

                                                    9. Happy People Go After Their Dreams

                                                    Happy people are always following the joyful path. They make happy-based decisions and because of this, they always end up where they want to be.

                                                    It’s absolutely impossible to be happy by following an undesirable path, which is quite opposite for unhappy people.

                                                    Most people journey through life on a path they think they are “supposed” to be own. Warning signs (negativity) are often ignored because they truly believe that these feelings are a normal part of life.

                                                    Negativity is NOT normal.

                                                    The happiest people investigate the negativity in their life and quickly analyze the results. This process allows them to get back on the joyful path which ends in a desirable outcome.

                                                    Follow your happiness and your dreams will come true (If that isn’t motivation then I don’t know what is!)

                                                    In addition to happiness, here are 14 amazing things that happen when you live your passion.

                                                    10. Happy People Never Sweat the Small Stuff

                                                    The only expectation that the happy person has is that they remain in a joyful state.

                                                    They rarely have expectations for the events and people in their lives because they know that this is a sure way to get let down.

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                                                    The happiest people take life as it comes – you could say that they roll with the punches. When you don’t have expectations, thenyoue can just sit back and watch how beautifully life unfolds.

                                                    Happy people understand that bad things are inevitable, they are a part of life – The car will break, the kids will make mistakes, people will be late, and dinner will burn.

                                                    If it’s not anything seriously affecting their lives, then they don’t give their energy to it.

                                                    11. Happy People Rarely Have to Prove That They Are Right

                                                    Happy people remember that it’s more important to live up to what they believe. When you live your life aligned with your belief system, then there is no need to explain or prove yourself to others.

                                                    Differences in opinions are inevitable, but the happiest of people know it’s wasted energy to defend their position.

                                                    It is more effective to simply show people, through actions, how you think, feel, and what you believe.

                                                    Energy is saved, arguments are diminished, and credibility/respect are gained when we live by what we believe.

                                                    12. Happy People Smile (Even When They Don’t Want To)

                                                    Smiling is one of the healthiest things we can do; and happy people use this simple trick quite often.

                                                    It has been proven that smiling has the ability to boost your immune system, decrease stress levels, and can even make you look younger. The benefits of smiling have even been backed up by science.[1]

                                                    Better yet, smiling is contagious. When you engage in a quick smile, you are likely to brighten someone else’s day along with your own. It is no wonder why happy people smile often!

                                                    13. Happy People Live Life in the Present Moment.

                                                    When we are genuinely happy, we are living for the moment.

                                                    Happy people let go of the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future. They take the moments for what they are worth – they only invest their energy in what feels right to them.

                                                    Everyone is capable of living a happy-centered life. You deserve a life that you desire – your dream life. All you have to start doing is make happy-based decisions TODAY.

                                                    In every moment, decide on what makes you happy – decide on what gets you excited. Stop doing what you don’t love, don’t listen to the people that you dislike.

                                                    If you are engaging in something that isn’t bringing you joy, then quit doing it. Listen to your heart, stop ignoring the warning signs (negativity) because they are there for a reason.

                                                    I have observed, studied, and interviewed some of the happiest and most successful people along with some of the most miserable and self-loathing.

                                                    It starts with one decision – happiness.

                                                    The happiest, most successful people choose happiness with EACH and EVERY decision. And you can start doing this today.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Autumn Goodman via unsplash.com

                                                    Reference

                                                    [1] Harvard Business Review: The Science Behind the Smile

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