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20 Inspirational Quotes To Brighten Your Day

20 Inspirational Quotes To Brighten Your Day

I love inspirational quotes. They are powerful nuggets of wisdom condensed into 1-2 lines. Whenever I read them, I get so inspired to take action. I remember when I was a high school student, I would decorate the cover of my foolscap pads with quotes because they were so meaningful. Today, I have quotes plastered on the noticeboard in front of my work desk, which I change regularly to whichever quote resonates most with me at the point in time. Whenever I raise my head, I’ll see them in front of me, sort of like a little nod of affirmation. :)

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Here, I’ll share 20 of my favorite inspirational quotes. I won’t include any commentary because the quotes speak for themselves. I hope they resonate with you as much as they have with me.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.

Albert Einstein

    The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

    Albert Ellis

      The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.

      Bill Copeland

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        If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.

        Celestine Chua

          The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

          Chinese Proverb

            It is never too late to be what you might have been.

            George Eliot

              All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

              Walt Disney

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                What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

                Napoleon Hill

                  It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

                  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

                    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

                    Eleanor Roosevelt

                      Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

                      Albert Einstein

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                        If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

                        Milton Berle

                          The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives.

                            Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

                            H. Jackson Brown Jr.

                              First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

                              Mahatma Gandhi

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                                When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails

                                H. Jackson Brown Jr.

                                  Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.

                                  Richard Koch

                                    To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are

                                    Kurt Cobain

                                      Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.

                                      Peter McIntyre

                                        Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

                                        Steve Jobs

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                                          10 Ways To Always Be Yourself And Live Happily

                                          10 Ways To Always Be Yourself And Live Happily

                                          As you were probably told when you were in elementary school, “Just be yourself.” You can be a much happier person once you figure out who you truly are and when you learn how to be yourself.

                                          If you are like most people, then you have probably told yourself that things would be better if there were certain changes in your life or changes to yourself. You can make those positive changes yourself. Be proactive, and have a more positive outlook about yourself.

                                          Below are 10 ways to learn how to be yourself and live more happily:

                                          1. Don’t Aim to Please Others

                                          There is a problem if you are never doing what you want to do, yet always doing what everyone else wants to do. This Is Why You Shouldn’t Please Others But Yourself.

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                                          Pleasing others can be a nice thing to do, but know where your boundaries are. Instead of always aiming to please others, you should do things for yourself as well every now and then.

                                          2. Don’t Worry About How Others View You

                                          Occasionally thinking about how others view you may make you change for the good, but you should not be constantly wondering about what others are thinking. You should change if you want to, and change into what or who you want to change into.

                                          3. Learn More About Yourself

                                          Do you know who you really are? Ever since you were young, you have been conditioned to be one way or another. It may be weird just to spend a day being your spontaneous self, but sometimes it is the only way that you can learn how to be yourself.

                                          4. Appreciate Who You Are

                                          No matter how weird you are, appreciate yourself! Each person is unique, and everyone has at least a little weirdness in themselves. Appreciate your weirdness and let it out.

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                                          5. Be Confident with Who You Are

                                          Do you ever doubt yourself? Doubting yourself can be very easy if you are constantly comparing yourself to others and wondering “What if?”

                                          Instead of doubting yourself all the time, you should be confident with yourself and who you are. Showing confidence in yourself and your decisions will also show to others that you know what you are doing.

                                          6. Forgive Yourself

                                          Forgive yourself for thinking negatively. Forgive yourself for talking, without thinking twice. Forgive yourself for being rude to your superiors, your friends, your parents, or your siblings.

                                          Don’t think negative thoughts about yourself for taking wrong steps or making wrong decisions. This kind of thinking puts your focus on the problem and not the solution. It’s better to say good things about yourself than to say negative things. Always saying positive things about yourself is a sign that you have forgiven yourself.

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                                          These tips will be helpful for you: How to Forgive Yourself and Move Forward for a Happier Life

                                          7. Stop Being Negative About Yourself

                                          Do you look at everything as a glass half full or a glass half empty? It can be easy to be negative about yourself. When it comes to being happy, it is vital that you learn how to be yourself and to be more positive.

                                          8. Find a Hobby That You Love

                                          Everyone has something that they live for or that they love to do. Figure out what you love to do and make a hobby out of it. Doing what you love can make you much happier.

                                          9. Learn from Your Mistakes

                                          You can really learn more about yourself when you make a mistake. Here is Why You Should Be Proud of Making Mistakes.

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                                          Mistakes in your life do not always need to be seen negatively. Think about what went wrong, learn from it, and move on.

                                          10. Strive for What You Want to Accomplish

                                          Being yourself does not have to mean that you have to be stuck in status quote. Aim for what you want to achieve and strive for that accomplishment. You can improve yourself while still remaining true to yourself.

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