Staying inspired and motivated is HARD WORK.
Don’t look at people who try to be optimistic as having a better life than you or view them as trying to be fake.
This ISH is hard-trust me, I know.
We live in the same world of violence, greed, death, corruption, and despair. It’s easy to look at these things and decide it’s too much and give up.
What you have to do is find things, people, and activities that help you through the hard times.
One way I do this is by keeping an arsenal of inspiring quotes.
The quotes are screenshotted throughout my phone and notes app; some are printed out in a notebook I keep for my writing.
These quotes help to inspire me, motivate me, and remind me to keep pushing.
I’ll share a few of those quotes below:
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”- Arthur Ashe
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison
“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” -Malcolm X
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin L. King, jr.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world can’t be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” -Jay-Z
“You pray for rain, gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.
“You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what; you get up and try again. Feel the pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off, and keep it moving.” -Queen Latifah
Thanks for joining me for day 10 of Blogtober!
What are some quotes that inspire you?