A young woman cried as she described her day to her grandmother. The wise woman’s words brought a smile to the girl seated next to her on the bus. I raised my eyebrows as I listened to their conversation. So did those seated near us.
Words have power.
William Shedd, a 19th century theologian once said, “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were built for.” His words issue an invitation to rise above the storm. Follow the voice within that is calling you to take risks. When you find your own inner voice wavering, affirmations and inspirational words offer encouragement and insight. Consider these motivational quotations to stay inspired:
“Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
“Don’t find fault. Find the remedy.” – Henry Ford
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kaantakis
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar
“To be fully alive is to feel that everything is possible.” – Eric Hoffer
“The amount of good luck coming your way depends upon your ability to act.” – Barbara Sher
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Anonymous
Passion fuels dreams. Commitment fuels action. Get clear about what you want to do and why you want to do it. Allow time to regularly reevaluate and refine your goals. Make adjustments within your schedule to engage in goal-related activities. And, most importantly, commit to the work of pursuing your dream. Take action.
Your time is now!
Where do you find inspiration and motivation?
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