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Keep it Moving Forward: Quotes to Inspire Motion

Updated on February 9, 2018
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Sharon is a certified Human Resources Manager with a passion for health topics, food, non-fiction books and writing

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Ready, Get Set, Let's Go!

Keep it moving forward! I love quotes, short little phrases that inspire you to take action. Quotes come from all areas of life. Some from famous people who have changed our world in big ways. These same intellectuals have also provided us with simple wisdom to remind us that we need to be forever in motion.

Stagnation is a disease; it stinks and rots. The antidote for this state is motion, action and movement. The world rewards the doers of our time so don't stand on the sidelines get up and dance! Simple quotes with complex meaning will keep you moving in the right direction and that direction is forward. Let's go!

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Keep it Moving Forward: The Moss and the Stone

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"A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS"

Publilius Syrus


Just who is Publilius Syrus? He was a Latin writer born in 85 B.C. A Syrian slave, he was brought to Italy but proved he was very witty and intelligent, and a prolific writer of quotes. His master decided to educate Publilius and eventually granted him freedom.

Stones can't move, at least not on their own, so they will eventually succumb to the growth of moss. However, if the stone rolls that moss can't adhere to it now can it? People are very much the same. If we don't move, learn, and grow, we will become stagnant, tired and depressed. Not a good recipe for success.

This quote is associated with the nomadic lifestyle of always moving on with no responsibilities but is also interpreted as meaning we must keep moving to avoid death or stagnation. The group the Rolling Stones sure are living this quote are they not? I believe they are still together and still rocking after all these years. Keep on rolling!

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Keep it Moving: Wise Words from a Founding Father

"NEVER CONFUSE MOTION WITH ACTION"

Benjamin Franklin

You can be in full motion and not really doing anything significant. You work on the small easy tasks and the important stuff never gets done. I have written about in in my article "How to Get Things Done and Stop Procrastinating"

If Benjamin Franklin did not concentrate on his work we just might be without electricity as we know it today. Benjamin was a driven man who knew what to drive he was able to ignore the minutiae. He was always looking for ways to improve the way in which we lived. Franklin had a vision for society and he acted upon his vision. No meaningless motion for this founding father!

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Keep it Moving Forward: Join the Dance!

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"LIFE HAPPENS AT THE LEVEL OF EVENTS. NOT OF WORDS. TRUST MOVEMENT"

Alfred Adler.

Alfred Adler was an Austrian medical doctor and psychotherapist who was a colleague of Sigmund Freud. Adler was a co-founder of the psychoanalytic movement.

Life is a jumble of events and experiences and we must get out there and live it. Reading is not the true experience. Read to inspire and then do! Life is perpetual motion that must include action. We learn and grow only when we get out there and do. Becoming successful depends greatly on your ability to just show up and join the dance!

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Keep it Moving Forward: Get on the Bike of Life

"LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE. TO KEEP YOUR BALANCE YOU MUST KEEP MOVING"

Albert Einstein

And once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget right? But sometimes we fall by the wayside and lose our way. To keep reaching new heights you must keep on going. Change is inevitable and should not be avoided, after all it's going to happen anyway. So you either ride the bike through your life you let life take you for a ride!

I don't know about you but I would rather be riding the bike. Keeping your life in balance but no stopping and settling. Complacency is death! Albert Einstein produced many complicated scientific theories but he simplifies for us in this quote the need for perpetual movement in our lives. So let's get on that bike and ride!

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Keep it Moving Forward: Juggling Anyone?

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"AN OBJECT IN MOTION TENDS TO STAY IN MOTION"

Sir Issac Newton

This is not an exact quote but is one of Newton's laws in physics. It is often interpreted beyond its definition in science to mean that once we get our momentum we will tend to keep building upon it as long as we stay in motion. Keep taking action as it is much more difficult to start all over again once we have lost our momentum.

For example, it is much easier to juggle balls by adding one ball at a time, keeping them in motion. You really cannot add the balls until the momentum is there and is perpetual. Life is much like that you keep taking action, momentum builds and new avenues open before you.

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    • sharonbellis profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Bellissimo 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @grannysage: That's a great quote and very true!

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      grannysage 

      5 years ago

      Sometimes we move around in circles and we appear to be lost, but sooner or later the path becomes clear again and we can see our way. (I just made that up, lol)

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      mrkensworld 

      5 years ago

      Sharon, great lens! I do think that moving forward even a little is a key to not losing ground. Keep moving forward!

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Feeling rather motivated right now.

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      Very cool. LOVE inspirational quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Like your theme keep it moving.

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      darren0clue0 

      6 years ago

      I usually enjoy quotes that are short but precise. Great lense!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great lens.

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      robertzimmerman2 

      6 years ago

      "Never, never, never, never, never give up!" - Sir Winston Churchill

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done - very inspirational ~~~blessed~~~

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      Good stuff ;-)

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      siobhanryan 

      6 years ago

      Great read

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Great stuff! Makes me want to hop up and start marching to my goals right now!

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