Sometimes we all need a bit of encouragement. Here are some of my favourite quotations to get your Sunday off to the right start (in no particular order). Feel free to share yours in the comments below.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Never regret something that once made you smile.
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realise that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a take-off. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the aeroplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
A few weeks ago I asked my twitter friends what their favourite encouraging quotation is, and this is what they said:
Shybiker Ralph said:
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” (Lucille Ball)
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing it is stupid.” (Albert Einstein)
“Bravery is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going.” (Paulo Coelho)
Add yours below.