There are moments in our lives that we don’t feel up and perky, times when we feel burdened by what is happening in our lives. We feel unmotivated, unsure how to move forward, our confidence goes down, or we just feel too tired.
The good news is that other people have walked this path and they have not just survived but they became victorious. They even left words of wisdom to inspire us.
Here are 10 quotes to get your motivation back.
Quote 1: It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Have you ever seen the safety instructions on how to properly pick up a box and carry a load? People instinctively bend over to pick up the box, which might lead to back injuries. The correct way of picking it up is to squat down, pick up the box, and use your leg muscles to stand up. You also need to stand straight while carrying it so that the load is supported by your arm muscles, not your back muscles. In doing so, you avoid injuries.
In life, several people experience similar circumstances, which may not be in their control. But they can control the way they carry the situation. You only need to look at the many self-made millionaires, or the celebrities who were told they did not meet the cut but they proved people wrong.
How does carrying the load differently look like?
Quote 2: Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson -
Right now, you probably do not feel like doing anything. Something negative may have happened and you are defining yourself based on the result of that situation. Well, don’t. Your character, your actions will define you.
Actions are what people see. They cannot see your thoughts or your emotions. Your actions prove your thoughts and emotions. So even if you feel down, don’t wallow in inaction.
Besides, there is wisdom in the prescription, ‘Fake it ‘til you make it.’ When you start acting confidently, you will soon be that confident individual.
Quote 3: Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
— Zig Ziglar (Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World)
Quote 4: Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.
— Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth, and Being Free)
Quote 5: People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
― George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession
Quote 6: Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
― William James
Quote 7: Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Quote 8: Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.
― Jim Rohn
Quote 9: Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
― Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
Quote 10: The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
We are meant for greatness. While we are alive, we are meant to grow and grow so that in our growth, we can make this world a better place, we can make someone's life a better life.