There are some days when I wake up and I feel lousy with no will to get up and do anything! I look straight into the path that I am on and realize that although I am walking, I am so far from my goal. It feels like when you want to change the channel, but the remote is too far so you just deal with whatever you’re stuck watching. Why do we do this? If today is one of those days for you, here are 5 quotes that have inspired me to get up and get the day moving!
“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” Harriet Braiker
This quote stands out to me because I have been wanting to strive for what I think is perfection. I had this idea in my head that I should be able to help my entire family whenever they need me. I rather not be around if I feel useless, but that’s just me over thinking. Expecting too much from myself. This is what I am, this is what I have to offer and if that’s enough for my family, it should be enough for me. I had to stop demoralizing my stance in the family and accept that what I do have to offer is great and can only get better.
“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” Angelina Jolie
Do not, under any circumstances, stay in your comfort zone. Go out there and make a change in your life. Even if it’s a small weekend road-trip, or a trip to the mall that makes you claustrophobic. If you don’t get out of the box, you will never learn. Learn new cultures, learn how to manage your mental health, learn to live with what you have and what you are given. Take advantage of the huge yet minor abilities you have, like looking up at the blue skies.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama
I always thought that having a thick wallet or hefty bank account is what demonstrate success. But what is success really? Success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose” and I aim for happiness and peace. I realized that although money does bring happiness, it’s not always fulfilling in my heart. I find happiness in making people smile or laugh, in making them feel better. Sometimes it takes money, but sometimes it just takes a listening ear or a tight hug. If I made someones day, then I consider that a pretty successful day.
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estee Lauder
If this doesn’t make you get out of bed, I don’t know what will! A quote from Estee Lauder herself. A thriving business and a name known worldwide. Don’t just be a dreamer, make. it. happen. Seeing quotes like this to me is like advice from one of the great ones. They’re so successful and they’re giving you a tid-bit of success in this very statement. Get up, work and you will see the results you’d been dreaming of come together!
Last, but definitely not least:
“The key to success is to start before you are ready.” Marie Forleo
If you’re anything like me, you may always be waiting for the right time to do things. Have you ever stopped tho think that everything will happen when it’s meant to happen? Keep working hard, keep studying that language, keep practicing that math, you’ll eventually get it, but the key is to keep going. We begin everything from zero. Kids pick up books with no intention of reading them, but knowing that books exist and that those scribbles mean something is enough to build up enough curiosity to learn more. To crave the urge to learn and read. Keep feeding those worthy goals and aspirations. Don’t give up because when you do that’s when you’ll stop learning.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found some of these quotes as inspiring as I found them. As always, please leave your feedback in the comments below! I love hearing from everyone ♥