“Don’t you ever have a bad day?” It’s a question I receive a lot from readers of this blog, audience members at my speaking events, and those who know me well. The answer is, “Of course I do.” That answer always leaves people in disbelief of my jovial, upbeat, and optimistic personality. The truth is I’m not that happy. I’m just a regular ole’ joe like everyone else out there. I have my bad days – those days, when nothing is going my way and I just don’t want to get out of bed happen to me all the time. The difference between myself and others is that I do everything I can to surround myself by things that will get me out of that funk. And that just happens to be thoughtful, inspiring and motivational quotes. Why? Because there’s one for every occasion. Got bad news and feeling down? There’s a quote for that. Upset about the way your future is looking? There’s a quote for that. Lost the will to go on? There’s an quote for that. You name it and I’m pretty sure there’s a quote out there to help remedy it.
To save you from hours of scouring Pinterest for the right quote that fits your mood, I’ve taken it upon myself to list ten quotes to help you get through tough times. (Cause lord knows, there are plenty of them!) I can’t take all the credit though. I was actually inspired to do this post after reading a similar one by Oprah. Regardless, feel free to revisit this post each time you need a few choice words for a slight pick me up. I have a good feeling it will surely help you through whatever you are dealing with.
For those days you feel inadequate:
You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.
Since you are only human, I am sure there are those days when you feel like you just fall short. You feel as though nothing you do is ever good enough and that you will never amount to enough. Remember, that all you have to offer holds more value than you realize.
For when you’re at a crossroads:
You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.
So you are lost. You have too many decisions to make and no idea how to go about it. Simply put you are confused and feel like an empty vessel. You may never have all the answers. Luckily, you don’t need to have all the answers to go on with your life.
For those who are sick of the naysayers:
At first they’ll ask you why you are doing it. Then they’ll ask you how you did it.
Let the people call you stupid and crazy. Unfortunately, it’s part of the territory when you go against the crowd and do something out of your ordinary. Ignore them. When it all works out, they will be the same ones amazed and suddenly willing to copy your every move.
For when you think you can’t take anymore:
Your body can go on forever. It’s your mind that’s telling you to stop.
I get it. You’re tired. You want to give up. You’r ready to throw in the towel. Just don’t do it yet. You are stronger than you know.
For when things don’t go as planned:
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that’s waiting for us.”
It worked out perfectly in your mind but suddenly it all started to fall apart. Now you have no idea what to do. Have no fear. Sometimes, you just have to accept that what’s in store for you is much better than anything you could have ever planned or imagined.
For when you wonder, “Why me?”:
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
When bad things keep happening one after another you often start wondering, “Why me?” What did you deserve to be dealt such a terrible hand? Well, it’s about time you start asking, “Why not me?” Have faith that you are well equipped to handle it.
For when you feel like a loser:
You can’t fail if you don’t quit.
You’ve gotten rejection after rejection. Don’t sweat. Just remember they could have ignored you. Every “no” is the beginning of a new relationship. Don’t give up and be relentless. You’re closer than you think.
For when you’re feeling impatient:
Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Sure it will take a while. And yes, you’ve got things to do, people to see, and bills to pay. Yes, you’ve go engagements to handle now and dreams take a while to accomplish. The time will fly by. Keep going after it.
For for when you’re feeling “unpretty”:
You are beautiful. Don’t change a thing.
You may have a blemish here or there, but who doesn’t? The mirror doesn’t lie. You have the ability to light up a room.
For when you are disappointed about falling short of your goal:
You can only be better than you were yesterday.
Regardless of how your story unfolds you are always capable of becoming a better person. You can and you will. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself.
What helps keep you going? Do they help you remain positive?
TERRIfic Quip: Stop putting so much pressure on yourself. You’re doing the best you can.
Thanks for sharing this collection of inspiration. Sometimes, quotes designed to inspire make my mind go, “yeah…right.” But I love the one you posted here: “Well, it’s about time you start asking, “Why not me?” I love questions. “I’m good enough” or “I’m great” makes my mind check out and stop listening. But “Why not me?” makes my mind go, “YEAH! WHY NOT ME? Let’s do this!” I’m putting that one on my wall right now. Looking forward to reading more.
“Why not me,” was actually something my dad once said to me. I remember a few years back I was dealing with multiple issues with school and being in and out of the hospital. I had enough and said “Why do these things always happen to me” and my dad said, “Why not you?” It really got me thinking. And like you, I said to myself, “Yea, let’s do this. I’m tough enough for it.”
My absolute favorite quote: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
I have it on a Mickey Mouse plaque in my office.
Nice post Teri. Thanks! I’m going to bookmark this one.
I’ve never heard that one before. I’m definitely adding it to my collection of quotes. My favorite quotes always have to deal with doing the impossible. Thanks for sharing it.