Inspirational Quotes Needed

Inspirational Quotes Needed

Why is it we all need to have inspirational quotes handy?

Many times we have watched movies or read books where when a character is down in the dumps or lacking motivation, specific words of someone important like a parent or a teacher, or words we have read somewhere or heard someone say, flash through our mind. These words, potently and magically, energize and propel us to tackle the things that we are hesitating to do. These words, known as “inspirational quotes”, are generally words of wisdom or action, that strike a chord with us and render us the advice we are hungering for. They gather in them succinctly the collective wisdom of people from various generations, from various strata of life, from various states of mind and from people who are famous and some not so known.

“Inspirational quotes” have a beautiful property of lifting us up. Reading an inspirational quote is like drinking a cup of coffee. It gets us energized and ready to conquer the world. Just as after a few hours the effect of coffee wanes off, similarly after reading or hearing a plethora of inspirational quotes, these “quotes” become mere words on the page or the screen unless, unless we act on them. Just as drinking too much coffee is not good for our health and is only going to give us jitters, similarly, reading too many of the inspirational quotes is mere passive absorption of words that will make us feel good but waste our time. For the time that is not spent in action is a time that is wasted and if you do not spend your time wisely, time will not be kind to you.

Finding relevant inspirational quotes is not difficult. There are countless of them in the books and on the internet. The key is finding the ones that resonate with us, that give us insight into something that we are struggling with or that guide us and effortlessly imprint themselves on our mind. For not all inspirational quotes are suitable for all occasions or all people nor do they apply to all situations in life.

Most days when we are focussed on checking off our to-do list, we do not pay much heed to inspirational quotes. But when we are down in the dumps, is the time when they need to be handy and readily available; for during those times we are struggling with pulling ourselves up and it will be a far cry to look for these quotes. So if during our good times, we keep the quotes where they are easily accessible, then all we need to remind ourselves during our tough times is to seek them out.

Do you have a little book, or a document online, where you write your favorite inspirational quotes? If not, then make one. It helps to have quotes that are small and meaningful. Look through them when you feel a lack of motivation and energy. Or just come to my blog and soak up some of my favorite quotes. They will lift you up!

“A year from now you may wish you had started today” – Karen Lamb

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further” – Thomas Carlyle

“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today” – Will Rogers

“Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.” – Quote By Henry Ford

“If you don’t design your own plan, chances are you will fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not Much.” – Jim Rohn.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – Franklin D Roosevelt

“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feel the fear and do it anyway!” ― Susan Jeffers

“We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.” – Dr. Henry Link

Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale.

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot

“The question isn’t who is going to let me. It is who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The purest form of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results”– Albert Einstein

“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”– Confucius

“It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – Vince Lombardi

“Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?” – Brian Tracy

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” – Oprah Winfrey to Howard University in 2007

“One Of The Lessons That I Grew Up With Was To Always Stay True To Yourself And Never Let What Somebody Else Says Distract You From Your Goals.” – Michelle Obama

“And how do you know when you’re doing something right? How do you know that? It feels so. What I know now is that feelings are really your GPS system for life. When you’re supposed to do something or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know. The trick is to learn to check your ego at the door and start checking your gut instead.” – Oprah Winfrey to Stanford University in 2008

“It is not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life. Its what you whisper to yourself that has the most power” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“But real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing.” – Madeleine Albright to UNC in 2007

“Leaders Think And Talk About The Solutions. Followers Think And Talk About The Problems.” – Brian Tracey

“Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a different room.” – Michael Dell at University of Texas graduation in 2003

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