Having a bit of a blah day? Need a little dose of inspiration? Quotes are those magical little doses of encouragement that send us on our way to a great day. So we’ve compiled seven uplifting quotes for positive vibes. Print them out and stick them in your study space for whenever you need a reminder that you got this!
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow” Helen Keller
A fantastic take on how you should always look on the bright side of life. As you begin to shift your focus towards the wonderful elements of your life, your mind spends less time sweating the small stuff. The more open you are to the positive things, there is then more space for that positive thing to grow. Yes, some days will be harder. But as well all know, the sun is constant; you will need to work harder during the tough times, yet it will be worth it.
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” Truman Capote
Mmmm… Condiments. Okay, we know that Capote didn’t mean actual condiments. What he means, is if a failure has been leaving a foul taste in your mouth, you can change how you perceive its flavour. Failure is the reason why success tastes so good. A thoughtful piece to keep on your fridge when your goals are starting to lose momentum.
"Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story” Cheryl Strayed
The story we tell ourselves directs a large part of who we are, and originates from the things we fear the most. Many of us have been telling the same old story for years. This quote is an uplifting reminder of how your story can change direction and form a brand new ending.
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream” C.S Lewis
As we age and responsibilities grow, it's easy to turn on auto-pilot and allow life to take the lead. This quote from prolific author C.S Lewis reminds us that we have control to lead our own life. Don't buy into the idea that you're "passed your use-by-date". It's never too late to pursue the things that make you happy.
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible” Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve is a wonderful example of how you can choose hope rather than giving up. After a horse accident, Reeve suffered paralysis from the neck down. The likelihood of gaining full mobility was small, and he contemplated whether to move forward with life. In a bleak moment waiting for a 50/50 chance reparative surgery, a movie moment occurred. The doors to his room burst open with an almighty bang. In hurried a stocky fellow in a blue scrub hat, canary yellow surgical gown, and rounded glasses, muttering nonsense in a Russian accent. The zany Russian doctor turned out to be Robin Williams, who had come to cheer up his friend. Of this encounter, Reeves said, “I knew then: If I could laugh, I could live.”
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln
Have you been living too far in the future, worry about things that haven't happened yet? This is a good lesson: You are in charge of creating your future. Sure, they say a large part of the future is unknown. But your tomorrow can be influenced by your today. And that makes today a powerful thing indeed.
“The best is yet to be” Robert Browning
Think that your best days are behind you? It's normal to think that the good days are behind us, especially during a rough patch. But what if we stopped projecting this idea and believed that the future holds days better than the last. It could be pretty powerful!
What quotes do you live by? Do you frame them on a wall? Stick them to the fridge? Let us know your favourite in the comment section below. And if you’re got a friend who might need a bit of encouragement, be sure to send article their way!
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