Words to pick you up … Some of my favourite uplifting quotes
We all have those days. The ones where you question yourself, your life and the decisions leading up to this very point. The days where you feel low, unsure, confused and disconnected from the world. The days where you look at yourself in the mirror and wonder how on earth you got here.
Fortunately for most, those days (or weeks, months) don’t last. A sucker for an inspirational quote, message or outlook; I am sharing the voices of those who drag my sorry butt up when its planted firmly on the ground.
“Remember that not getting what you want is actually a wonderful stroke of luck” – Dalai Lama
“What if I fall? Oh but my darling what if you fly” – unknown
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway” – Earl Nightingale
“Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for” – Turcois Ominek
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us” -E.M Forster
“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time” – Andre Gide
“I AM ENOUGH. I am full of sparkle and compassion. I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I’m not afraid of the truth. I am loyal, adventurous, supportive, and surprising. I am a woman. I am enough. I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them. Sometimes I make a bunch of mistakes.
I am enough. I am open, juicy, artistic, full blast. I am also vain, emotional, demanding, and looking for answers. I am a woman who is open to mysteries, accepting of miracles. I am diving in, devouring, loving, protecting, peeling back the surface of petty desires to the hunger for connection, for belief, for truth.
I am less concerned with doing things correctly than I once was and more concerned with dancing, drumming, swimming naked.
I accept that a sense of wonder is something to cultivate. I accept that I sometimes self medicate with alcohol, with filling my life full of busyness, with going into self imposed isolation. I accept that I crave financial abundance, a freedom to do what I want, when I want it. I am still enough.
I am enough.” – Molly Mahar
“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and no city” – Roman Payne
“Taking a risk once and hoping you will grow fearless is like going to the gym once and hoping you’ll get fit” – Robin Sharma
“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” – Unknown
“You deserve to be with somebody, who knows you’re the one, from that very first moment he lays eyes on you. Do I believe in love at first sight? But of course! Love cannot be tamed nor bridled by things like time, circumstance, and logic!” ― C. JoyBell C.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ‘wow, what a ride!’” – Hunter S Thompson
And lastly, but certainly not least … The most inspiring speech given by the late Steve Jobs. It’s basically the definition of inspiration!