When times are tough phenomenal quotes are tougher. So during these
challenging times I thought I should update this article for those days when you need a boost. Here are quotes that are guaranteed to inspire and lift your spirits.
Don’t allow obstacles and challenges to stop you, they’re not bigger than you are. And even though it isn’t always easy to overcome hurdles and obstacles and lift your spirits, within you is greatness, live accordingly.
Your dreams are waiting to be delivered, but they need you to give them life. Remember when times are hard the hero in you gets you through.
During tough times we all need a little encouragement, so here’s some phenomenal quotes to lift your spirits and keep your dreams alive.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities…always see them…for they’re always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
choices, or become the slave of their consequences. Michael Rawls
The art of life is to sustain the feeling of the wish fulfilled and let things come to you, not to go after them or think they flee away.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our
dispositions, and not upon our circumstances Martha Washington
An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke
A belief is only a thought you continue to think. A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability – if you try even a little bit – to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction.
The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Never entertain an undesirable feeling, nor think sympathetically about wrong in any shape or form…to do so is to impress the subconscious with these limitations.
Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
Every man who accomplishes things sees first in his mind what he wishes to do. He puts away all
doubt. It makes no difference how small or how large the thing you want to do may be; if you have an unlimited confidence in your ability to do it, you will do it. Charles Fillmore
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
Mary Manin Morrissey
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beyon Ray
Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you: and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
It is a most healthy and productive exercise to daily
relive the day as you wish you had lived it, revising the scenes to make them conform to your ideals. Neville
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
Norman Vincent Peale
The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun. Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire–then you’ve got a
problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Robert Fulghum
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
I am still learning…how to take joy in all the people I am, how to use all my selves in the service of what I believe, how to accept when I fail and rejoice when I succeed.
If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to excite your ideas.
Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.
The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.
William Arthur Ward
The mind, properly controlled, can do just about everything. You can think your way through adversity, you can think your way through problems. It is a super powerful instrument which so few use to maximum. And if the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.
Norman Vincent Peale
A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and over think and hesitate.
The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Opulence is the law of the universe, an abundant supply for every need if nothing is put in the way of its coming.
Ralph W. Trine
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.
The man who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he will never take part in one.
Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially
scared me to death. Betty Bender
If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Sweet Marden
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.
I would love to hear from you – please share in the comments below any quotes that encourage or inspire you to get through those tough times, if you ever have any…tough times that is. And if you don’t, we all want to know how you do it, especially me!
As always, I’m so grateful for all the wisdom shared in our comment section and for every tweet and facebook or google+ shares. You encourage and inspire me and I’m thankful for you.
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