We all go through times when we’re feeling less than motivated. Maybe it’s trouble at home that is eating you up, causing you to want to do nothing more than sit on the couch and binge watch your favorite TV shows.
Or perhaps it is feeling unfulfilled at work that leaves you with barely enough energy to make it home at the end of the day, let alone do anything you once considered fun. (Remember that? When you used to actually have fun?)
If this sounds like you, sometimes you just need to be reminded that you are a strong, powerful person who is capable of handling anything and overcoming anything. You just happen to be going through a difficult time.
Motivational quotes are good for this purpose, for inspiring our souls to keep fighting and to not stop until we create a life that satisfies us to the core. Here are a few that are a bit lesser-known, yet still effective at rejuvenating the soul.
“Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential” ~ Pope John XXIII
When you’re going through a trying time, when you feel your frustrations are ready to overflow, it’s easy to stay locked on what isn’t working in your life. Yet, if you just switch your perspective and spend more time focusing on the potential you have instead, you’ll naturally start to head down that path.
“The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Although it can be terrifying to put yourself out there and try something new, if you don’t, you’ll never see the greatness you can become. Instead, choose to look fear in the eye and take action regardless, that’s when you’ll see amazing things happen.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” ~ Mark Twain
Many people don’t get ahead in life solely because they don’t try, essentially admitting defeat before they even get a chance to start. Therefore, if you just take a few small steps to get closer to your goals, you’re already doing better than they are! How’s that for being accomplished?
“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop” ~ Confucius
Even if we know in our hearts that we’re making progress with something, if the process is taking longer than we expected, it can really weigh us down. This quote reminds us that even slow progress is progress. As long as you don’t give up, you’ll get there in the end.
“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated” ~ Maya Angelou
No matter who we are, where we live, or what profession we’re in, we’re all faced with obstacles from time to time. We’re presented with forces beyond our control that are attempting to push us down. When this happens, it’s up to us whether we stay down or whether we get back up and fight again. Choose the latter.
“When something is important enough, you do it; even if the odds are not in your favor” ~ Elon Musk
If you’re bothered by a goal that you can’t seem to reach no matter how hard you try, maybe it isn’t important enough to you to achieve it. That’s okay. Not every battle is worth fighting. And if you still believe this one is, find ways to give it more priority. Get crystal clear on why you want to achieve that particular goal, using this to keep you motivated when times get tough.
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Wayne Dyer
In the end, whether you live a miserable life or have a life that motivates you to the core is up to you. It is a choice. Every day, you get to decide which one you want. So, which would you prefer?