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Words of Wisdom: Top 10 Motivational Quotes
Every once in a while, when the going gets tough, the tough needs a little bit of an extra push; and when life throws you lemons, you make lemonade. Motivation quotes play a significant role in helping us realize the potential within us. We’re counting down the ten most motivational quotes for students and workers alike:
1.) “The best way out is always through.”- Robert Frost
When caught up in an unseemly situation, we usually look for the easy way out. Procrastination is the natural response. This quote serves us with a reminder that perhaps the best route is going “through” the problem, rather than around it. As a result, you find that good things begin to happen when you cease to delay and beat about the bush and take matters into your hand to resolve it.
2.) Carpe Diem – Latin Proverb
Coined in 23 BC by Horace, the term is derived from a poem in the Odes (book 1, number 11), and means “Seize the moment”. The Latin term over the years has evolved into the most quoted Latin phrase because of its implications to capture life’s opportunity and live life to the fullest!
3.) “Always Do What You Are Afraid To Do” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In each of our lives, there is this one person – if not ourselves – who holds us back in accomplishing our dreams. What better feeling to prove that very person wrong by conquering your worst fears and doubts.
4.) “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering
Believe that it is absolutely impossible to fail, and you might just start acting as per your thinking as well! In spite of the worries that things may not work out, believe in its possibility, and your actions will reflect this positivity too!
5.) “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger
Hunter tells us about how ultimately, our success and failure comes down to us- our hard work, our tenacity, and our perseverance.
6.) “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Your goal may be big, and at times, it may seem impossible and difficult. You will feel like you’re failing and you’re not getting anywhere. But perseverance, belief and conviction in those small steps that you’re taking towards those goals is what you need to be confident about. Consistently follow your life mission, one step at a time, no matter how small the step may be.
7.) “Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it” – Brian Vaszily
This funny motivational quote by Vaszily succinctly describes how we are the biggest enemies of ourselves, standing in the way of our success and accomplishments. Either we do not understand out true potential, or we begin to doubt our skills. It’s time to put aside all the worries to focus on what and how we can achieve excellence.
8.) “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
Every day we see the violence around us. While there is very little that we can do, the Indian political leader says it best. Start with the man in the mirror. Be the change you want to see within others. While you can’t influence the world, you can be a better human, and become the testament of the change.
9.) “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller
As the weather gets harsher and tougher, it’s time to brace yourself! The difficult times are simply temporary, but it is due to those tough and difficult times that you are stronger today. The best part is that you are now tougher today than you were yesterday! And more importantly, you got through it all. Celebrate your strength!
10.) “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau
So you’re focused and know exactly what you want? It’s not enough. Thoreau tells us through a beautifully accurate metaphor how it’s not just enough to know the right direction, but also do everything possible to get to the finish line!
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