The Best Inspirational Words

inspirational wordsTime for some inspirational words to put the juice back into your life and boost your confidence and spirits. Let these inspiring words challenge you to take another step toward your dreams.

We’ve also added some of our own thoughts in hopes of providing even more inspiration.

Inspirational Words

“Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” – Barbara Sher

There is no better time than today to do the things you really want to do. Keep in mind that tomorrow isn’t promised so the longer you wait, the less tomorrows you’re going to have and the less things you’ll be able to do during your life time.

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Odds mainly apply to the average person. Well, you’re not average and until you give your dreams a try, you’ll just never know how far you can go. Average people give average effort. If you give above average effort, you’ll have above average odds. So forget about odds because they don’t apply to you.

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

If you love what you do, you will naturally do your best. When you do your best, you will tend to get better results. When you get better results, your love for what you do grows which increases your skill level and further produces desirable results.

“Life moves on and so should we.” – Spencer Johnson

Every day that goes by is another day in our past. If there are things in your past that you’ve been carry around with you that doesn’t benefit you in any way, let it go. There’s no point in holding on to those things. The sooner you do so, the sooner you’ll have room for good things to come into your life.

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” – Mary Manin Morrissey

Pursuing big dreams often times requires a little bit of faith. It can be scary not knowing what the outcome from all of our hard work will be. The thought of failure can be enough to stop most people in their tracks. Don’t allow that to happen to you. Although you might not have any proof that things will work out, just trust that when you take action, good things will eventually come your way even if they may not be in ways you expected.

“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.” – H. Stanley Judd

Without a plan, you’re bound to waste a lot of time and energy. Without knowing where you’re going, you’re bound to get sidetracked a lot. You don’t have to know exactly where you want to be 10 years from now but you at least need to have some idea or some vision to work toward. Without one, your time won’t be used very efficiently and when it comes to time, as you know, there’s only so much of it.

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of all the obstacles that will stand between us and our dreams, we are our biggest obstacles. From our fears to our doubts to our lack of confidence, these are the things that destroys most dreams. Failures, circumstances… those things fall on everyone but those who succeed despite of these things are those who have mastered their internal struggle.

That fight between moving forward and standing still is an ongoing war in your head that you must do everything you can to win.

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Dorothea Brande

Most people are defeated before they even get started simply because they let the fear of failure prevent them from even trying. If you try, you might fail. However, if you don’t try, failure is guaranteed. Sure, trying means you might lose time, money, effort, or risk embarrassment but those things are nothing compared to the feeling of regret you’re going to have to face if you don’t pursue your dreams.

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Why? Because when you can do something you didn’t think you were able to do before, it can open up a world of new possibilities for you. You’ll start to wonder what else you can accomplish if you just gave it a try. Doing just one thing you don’t think you can can change your life.

“To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” – William Shakespeare

In many of the things you will try, progress will usually comes slowly, slow enough to force most people to give up. The key is to hang in there and tough it out. Eventually, you’ll hit a point where things will start to pick up and become a bit easier.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert J Collier

Success isn’t one big event that suddenly takes place one day. Success is a result of what you do on a daily basis. Too often, we look at successful people and only focus on the result of their years of hard work. We forget that for them to get where they are, it took years of daily effort and dedication. Success usually isn’t exciting. It’s usually a result of doing a bunch of things you’d rather not do but you do anyway because you know that’s the price of success.

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” – Latin Proverb<

Often times, life won’t go the way we want it to go. When this happens, many people just stop and wait for things to get better. Some wait for a really long time. If things aren’t naturally falling into place for you, do something about it. Things won’t just change until you start doing something that will make them change. If the rain ruined your crops, plant twice as much.

“We must be the epitome-the embodiment-of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” – George Herbert Allen

Much of success comes by becoming someone who attracts success. This isn’t some mystical “law of attraction” nonsense. This just means in order to attract what you want, you need to become the thing that it is attracted to. If you’re in sales and you notice those who are doing great are the ones who can connect with others, work on your ability to connect with others.

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Albert Clarke

Don’t wait for something to come into your life in order to feel grateful about your life. Feel grateful for what you already have and happiness will come to you a lot more easily.

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security” – John Allen Paulos

Accept that unexpected things will happen every now and then in your life so that when they do happen, you’ll be a bit more mentally prepared to handle them.

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – George Herman “Babe” Ruth

The fear of failure is probably the biggest thing that stops most people from pursuing their dreams. This fear usually comes from past experiences which is constantly repeated in people’s minds. The best way to handle this fear is to just take action. You may be scared but do it anyway.

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” – Hugh Miller

Challenges can either break us or cause us to think of better ways to achieve our desired outcomes. If you think back of all of the challenges you had to overcome in your life, it’s likely you will notice that those challenges have benefited you in one way or another.

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley

When things go wrong, figure out what went wrong in order to learn how to avoid doing the same thing in the future. But once you do that, move on. Continuing to dwell on those mistakes will only take away time you could have spent improving your situation.

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

The only things that can be accomplished by one person are small things. Great accomplishments are the results of a group of people working together. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it and be willing to offer help when the opportunities comes up.

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” – John Wanamaker

Every journey begins with a single step. No matter how big your dreams are, they can be broken down into small steps. This will help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed at the big task at hand.

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