14 Mostly Inspirational Quotes About Moving On, Letting Go and Change
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I have seen so many people who got stuck in their past failures, dramas, tragedies, success, victories that they forgot that life is now and you have to move on without concentrating too much on the past. If you realize that past is dead and what we have is everlasting now you will not want to waste a single second of your life. There are difficulties that stop us from moving on and they have to be removed before we can proceed forward and fulfill our call. I hope that the quotes about moving on will give you inspiration, power, courage and desire to forget your past and live a joyful life today and have a positive attitude towards future.
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Daily inspirational message and various quotes to help you to move on in life.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
Life has been given us to move. It is a rule in all nature that anybody and anything that moves is alive and anything and anybody that stops moving eventually dies. This teaches us that we should not stop in any sphere of our lives for too long. If we have a lesson to learn and it takes time let us not kill time but learn the lesson and then proceed forward to learn other lessons. Do not become a swamp. Be an ever flowing river.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell
We cannot have just plan A for our lives, there should always be B, C and X, because life is in a constant process of change and what we had planned a few years ago may not be relevant today. It does not mean you should not have any plans but rather that you had some spontaneity element left for any of your plans. There might be a much bigger destiny pre-planned for you than you have planned yourself.
"You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
It is so human to make mistakes. It is even more human to place the blame for the mistakes on somebody else. However, nobody has been given responsibility for your life except you. So, do not waste time, admit your mistakes, laziness, failures and even inability to do something and try again. That’s how we learn in life. Responsibility makes you a mature person. Of course, if you accept it!
“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” Conrad Hilton
So many people simply make conclusions about something they can or cannot do even before they try doing the thing. Only action can reveal a true state of things and our possibilities. Everything is possible; you only need action and time. Success does not come to those who sit and intellectualize. It comes to those who thirst for it and passionately pursue it.
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Making wrong choices
"I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on." Stephen Sondheim
I know that a lot of us are very disappointed by the mistakes that we make. Some people make a lot of wrong choices throughout their lives, some less. However, the important part is what we do after we make a wrong choice. Even if we cannot change anything there is no use crying for a long time over spilt milk. If you can redo the thing, then do it, if you cannot, life goes on and so should you. As long as you are alive you can learn to make right choices.
“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” Bob Newhart
We live in a world where bad things happen all over the place. Some things are very bad, some less. All of us experience the bad stuff to some degree. It is a pity but so often we get upset by the slightest sign of problem, failure, illness. We concentrate on those things and it makes our lives only worse, not better. We have to be able to step back and look at the negative things from the bright side and smile all those things off. That’s how we live in a world which is full of problems and retain joy on a daily basis.
"Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on." Les Brown
That’s what keeps us tied to our past most. We cannot forgive ourselves. This suppresses inspiration, self worth and courage to move forth and do what we have been called to do. God forgave all of our sins and so should we learn how to forgive others. However, you should also forgive yourself. You do not have to carry the sins of your past. If they are forgiven, forget them and move forward into your future.
Learning to quit
“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough.
Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.” Donald Trump
I am absolutely sure that all of us have our own special part to play in this life. When we do something or we want to get something which is not ours we fall out of harmony with God, ourselves, other people and our call. That’s when we have to quit doing what we are not supposed to be doing. Then we have to calm down and find out what is ours and which direction we should take in life. When you find it, go and follow it. That’s how true winners live!
Quit doing what you are not supposed to do and do what you are called to
Dealing with imperfections
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Anonymous
If everything and everybody around were perfect I think we would live pretty boring lives. By saying perfect I have in mind the meaning of the word which most people associate with the word 'perfect'. Most often it means that there are no problems around and everything is and happens according to the way that you imagine. As long as we are alive we will have to bear imperfections of others and those of our own. But we should not concentrate on those! There are many more things in life to look at, enjoy and be happy about.
Pursuing your dreams
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
We need big dreams. They inspire us; give us vision and a purpose for our lives. However, every dream has to be followed by action. We cannot wait long to move into our dreams as we do not live on the earth forever. Any day we can go to the other side of eternity. Knowing that we have to follow our dreams today by doing something we believe we have to be doing. So, do not waste your precious time as you will never be able to gain it back. Dream today! Live today!
Dream now and fly away with your dreams NOW!
Consequences of going forward
“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” By Dave Mustaine
Moving on does leave consequences. Some of them we like some of them we don’t. Very many people can be angry with you about stirring their calm waters. Occasionally you will have to leave your friends to follow the path that you have to go and this can be a pretty painful experience for both you and your friends. It can also mean changing your living place in order to be where you have to be at a given time. It is not being self-seeking and a person who steps over other people heads. It is just being yourself and fulfilling your calling in life. And as you may understand this is not going to be easy. But who is promising us easy lives?
Forgetting about the past
“My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” Forrest Gump movie
Leaving your past behind is much more than forgiving yourself your past mistakes, failures and sins. It is leaving both good and bad things behind. It does not mean we have forgotten them. It simply means we do not cling to them either because we feel guilty for what we have done, or because we are very happy about the things we have achieved. Both things stop us. Everything in the past has a tendency to do that if we emotionally tie ourselves to the past. Unchain yourself from things that bind you and move on.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.” By Pat Riley
Michael Schumacher, a famous F1 racer once said that only madmen do not have fear. All of us have our small or big fears. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to step them over. It takes a lot of courage to achieve great things in life. Most people would rather step over their call than their fears. They think it is a very big thing to overcome one’s fears. I think it is a much bigger thing to miss what you have been called to. So, take courage and conquer your fears.
Abandoning old beliefs
“When you start to abandoning your old beliefs or values... you may be stuck at the threshold for two or three years. Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.” By Dick Raymond
Abandoning old beliefs can be a painful experience too. I do not think you have to do with all of your beliefs. Only with those that turn out to be wrong. You have to open enough to analyze your convictions and see if they are not based on false assumptions. If they are, it is better to change them and change them fast. You do not want to believe lies, do you? Then you will need some flexibility at least in some of your beliefs. I do not encourage you to be a hypocrite, but I invite you to test your beliefs. Be faithful to what you believe, but do not close your eyes to the truth.
I hope the quotes about moving on inspired you to forget negative things in the past, live today and have positive attitude towards the future. As long as we are alive we should not stop for a long time. There are lessons to be learned, but please, do not learn one lesson forever. Put all of your efforts, learn it and keep on going. There are a lot of lessons to be learned, plenty of battles to be won and lots of good works to be done. Do not waste your time. Let the quotes about moving on help you on the journey of life.
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