We all experience moments in our life where our spirits are low, where we feel like things just won’t get better. From heart breaks to failed dreams, these life experiences can cause use to back down and withdraw from the life we really want. These blows can often be devastating, negatively impacting us for the rest of our lives. However, it’s not what happens to us that determines whether or not our enthusiasm to create a better life dies or not, it’s how we choose to react to what happens to us.
We will each have to face our own battles and internal struggles when unfavorable things happen to us. Some situations will be easier to deal with than others and often times, all it takes is some words of encouragement to lead our thoughts and actions in the right direction.
If you’re going through some tough times, hopefully, one or more of these encouraging quotes will help lift you up so that you can reclaim that spark you once had. If there is one thing I’ve learned about life, it’s that time will continue moving along. No matter how painful things are, in most cases, the pain will lessen over time. However, if you want your life to start going in the direction you want, you’ll often have to take action and make what you’ve been dreaming of a reality.
Whether it’s to find that special bond, to succeed in achieving a goal, or even to get over a death of a loved one, your thoughts and actions will play a huge role in how things will turn out. If you had someone you really cared about going through what you’re going through right now and you wanted to help them, what would you say to them? Whatever you would say, assuming that it’s helpful, turn it around and say it to yourself. If you don’t know what to say, perhaps one or more of the encouraging quotes below can help you out.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” – Paulo Coelho
“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff
“Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.” – Cynthia Patterson
“Encouragement from any source is like a drop of rain upon a parched desert. Thanks to all the many others who rained on me when I needed it, and even when I foolishly thought I didn’t.” – Claire Gillian
“Cheer up. Better days are coming.” – Tom Brochu
“Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible.” – Hugh B. Brown
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” – Unknown
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Kathleen Casey
“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star.” – Willis Reed
“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” – Elizabeth Harrison
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb