There was a time, when I would write down every single thought, every single quote I heard, read or even dreamed.
On Saturday morning, I decided to flip through some of my old notebooks. I gathered throughout the years, writing my every single thought, doodling and writing down quotes for inspiration.
It was very heartwarming to see my old notes, and get a little insight in what kind of person I was just a year ago. It made me question why I don’t journal more often. Since I was already planning to obtain a new bullet journal for next year, I think one of my goals will be to tap into my creative self again.
But today’s post is all about sharing my favorite quotes for inspiration that will hopefully make you feel a bit more motivated towards your goals too.
List of Favorite Quotes For Inspiration
‘Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.’ – Henry Ford
This is on my inspirational quotes list because I believe that whatever endeavor we undertake, failure is unavoidable. You will get more out of your experiences, if you learn from failure and keep going forward, rather than dwell on that mistakes that you have made.
My family members are some of the most inspirational people exactly for that reason. They pursued a lot of different projects, and failed a lot. But they never gave up. Because of that they are finally stepping forward with their businesses as they found something they are really passionate about.
Don’t give up, fail, learn, and keep moving forward.
‘When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.’ – Walt Disney
‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’ – Anonymous
‘The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.’ – ‘Peter Pan’ by J. M. Barry
What these three quotes represent to me is the unquestionable necessity of believing in your own abilities. It is easy to put yourself down, to doubt, to be afraid of failure. But if you want to achieve something and succeed in your endeavors, you need to believe in yourself more than anyone else would.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.’ – Dalai Lama
I have always said ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say about yourself, just don’t say anything’. Sometimes, just by calming down and allowing our thoughts to flow freely, we can come up with best ideas and solutions. Being with yourself in silence should never be scary. You should embrace that time as an opportunity to tap into your inner self, exploring your own desires and needs on a deeper level.
‘Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’ – Confucius
I cannot tell you how many times I left a gathering with friends, a social event with coworkers or a meeting, obsessing about something I said or have done. I cannot even begin to describe the times I obsessed about planning my projects to the detail, trying to analyze every single step of my plan and wondering if it is the right thing to do.
All this is unnecessary complications that I have been adding to my own life, and I believe that I am not alone in this. Sometimes it is better to just let go and allow yourself to be just that – your own self.
‘Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there.’ – Anonymous
‘The most empowering thoughts you can have are those of peace, joy, love, acceptance, and willingness.’ – ’10 secrets for success and inner peace’ by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Personally, these are my two most favorite quotes out of this whole bunch. Negative mindset does not add any value to your life, but rather poison it by further preventing you from seeing the things you should feel grateful for.
Responding with anger when something goes wrong, feeling jealous when other people succeed, and blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong not only deteriorates your mental health, but also brings more negativity. Responding with love and acceptance in all these situations will provide you with more clarity, which in return will help you to get out of the negative situation faster.
What Are Your Favorite Quotes For Inspiration?
I am curious to hear what inspires you and motivates you to keep going when you feel down.