9 Mostly Inspirational Quotes to Live By for Life, Love and Moving Forward
Some of them would be more inspiring, some less. However, I hope you will benefit from the phrases and maybe even write down some of them to be used during difficult times in your life. Even if you do not choose any from this hub you might consider searching for other quotations that would be your guides in difficult times. So, let me begin.
1. Right time
"Don't wait. The time will never be just right" by Napoleon Hill.
Although there are times when we have to stop, calm down and wait for inside direction, we still live in eternal now and action has to be taken NOW. Whatever targets you have in mind you have to be moving towards it every single day. It does not matter if your steps are big or small, they have to be taken. Otherwise, how do you expect to reach your target?
2. Theory and practice
“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories” by John Wilmot
There is a huge difference between life that we know from theory and the one we find out in practice. We learn a lot about life at schools, universities, from books, movies, stories, but when we face the very same situations we have heard, read or were told about, everything seems different. Most probably this is due to the fact that people see life differently and present it to us differently. It could also be that life presents itself to each one of us differently. So, you can trust those things most that you have learnt from your personal practice. Live by your experience and not your theoretical knowledge.
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3. Pace in life
“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit” by Moliere.
Although action is necessary to achieve things in life, hurry is seldom our ally. On the contrary, it is more often our enemy than our assistant. Choices do have to be made, but not in a hurry. Life is not a sprint; it is more a marathon than a fast race. We have quite a distance in front of us. You have to make serious plans. Those plans have to be made in peace of mind, not in some rushing mood. So, be armed with patience and move towards your target in slow steps. There are too many difficulties on your path for you to rush. Save your energy for a long travel.
Do not rush to your dreams, walk slowly towards them
“Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!” by Allison Gappa Bottke.
We are usually stubborn and not willing to change. Somehow we have an opinion which is drilled into our subconscious mind that if we started something we must finish it at any cost. Well, what if we started a wrong thing, should we continue at any cost? By no means! Thanks God that He allows us to stop, rethink our decisions and come back to the place where we took a wrong turn.
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“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” by Mahatma Gandhi.
When God said that in the Old Testament He meant to establish justice, not to give us an excuse for our anger, unwillingness to forgive or bitterness towards somebody. All of us do something wrong towards others from time to time and we need forgiveness. This also means that we have to forgive other people when they do something bad towards us. That’s how we can keep our souls free from hatred. Jesus told us to forgive one another even if the person does something bad to you 490 times a day. Wow! That’s a challenge!
6. Following your dreams
"If you don’t follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable" by Burt Munro.
Dreams keep us alive. They have to be followed for the life that we have inside to expand. If you do not have a dream or you have lost faith that you can achieve it someday, you have slipped into the territory of existence. That’s merely a survival level. But we have not been destined to survive. We were meant to live and enjoy life. So, follow your dreams and live!
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7. The Last Judgment
“Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day” by Albert Camus.
People think that the Last Judgment is some special day in the future. In reality, the day a person dies he has his Last Judgment day. So, in this sense Camus is right. We should be more concerned about our life and choices today. That determines what kind of judgment we will face on the Judgment day! In a way, condemnation and salvation is in your own hands.
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8. Taking risks
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take” by Wayne Gretzky.
Only those people do not make mistakes that never do anything. However, I think that they lose most. We learn by making mistakes, we grow by taking risks in life. If everything we did was perfect from the first attempt life would be extremely boring. I am sure that the process of doing something is far more important than the result of the process. Well, maybe the process gives you more satisfaction than seeing the result of it. You can miss 99 shots of 100 if you try, but you will miss all 100 percent of the shots you never take.
9. Small beginnings
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” by Lao Tzu.
Many people join something great when they can see that it is great. Most of them never saw the greatness when it was just a small seed. They start seeing only when the greatness of a certain thing starts giving fruit. Nobody likes small things. Very few people have faith that something good is going to come out of a small thing. However, a huge oak grows from a tiny acorn. And you can never travel a thousand mile journey in a flash of a moment. We have planes in life. However, in a sphere of achievements there are no planes. They are no planes that could give you a shortcut to something great in life. You will have to make small steps towards the object of your desire. But one day you will cover the distance. Just don’t give up!
I hope the quotations encouraged you. I intend to update them from time to time by adding new ones. I also encourage you to search for your own mottos in life that would help you not to lose inspiration when you do not see any progress in what you are doing. I repeat myself: don’t give up and you shall see the fruits of your labor. God bless you!
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