Inspiration can come from many different places, but one of my favorite sources are inspirational quotes. I love them and whenever I come across one I haven’t heard or one that moves me I jot it down. My desk at work is full of them and my blog idea notebook has many as well. Sometimes successes (big or small) can come from simply changing the way you think. The only thing you truly have control over in life is the way you think and positive thinking can really make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and your life. Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes that help me when I need a little pick me up.
“The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”– Steve Jobs
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”– Maya Angelou
“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”– Helen Keller
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”– Albert Einstein
“There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” – Neil Gaiman
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“You get what you settle for.” – Thelma and Louise
“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – Jimmy Carter
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
“Opportunity doesn’t knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler
“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
We’ve made it to Wednesday which means we’re half-way to the weekend and that’s something to celebrate! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you again on Friday!
Do you have a favorite quote you live by? What are some of your favorites?
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