Somedays, I wake up at five, work out for an hour, read my favorite book, cook my meals, and head for work, and some other days, I wake up at ten, drag myself to work with a coffee and a packet of chips. On days like that, I often wish how great it would be if I got a nudge.
More often than not, we need a little push or nudge to keep going. There are days that are drab and mundane where we don’t feel motivated at all. Inspirational quotes give you the necessary oomph and keep us going. This is a collection of some of the best inspirational quotes out there and these are sure to light a fire in you.
1.“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates
The past is better left in the past. One of the major things that hold us back is the past experiences that we had. The failures that we have faced, the embarrassing moments that we had, these things drag us down and hang over our heads. This is demotivating and hinders our energy. This quote beautifully portrays the importance of focusing on the present and creating a future.
If we were to spend our time just thinking about how great the time before the pandemic was and not do anything, that is not going to get us anywhere. The point is to accept reality, listen to our online teacher, and ace the exams.
2.You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.- Maya Angelou
All the things that happen to us cannot be controlled. Let us take the example of the pandemic. No one saw it coming. At a point where the world came to a standstill, there were people who came to the forefront. New apps and approaches. Online delivery, online appointments, online teaching apps, online consultation, and whatnot. The world refused to give up and we are still fighting by staying home and by making the best of what we have. That’s how we survive.
3. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi
It is said that to err is human and to forgive is divine. The grudge that we hold and the hatred that we have holds us back and do not let us move forward. As students, a lot of things can seem triggering. It might rightfully be so, get help if you need it and ignore it if you can. Just never let one bad experience hold you back.
4.“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”- Abraham Lincoln
These words by Abraham Lincoln are inspirational and eye-opening. Quite often, we compare ourselves with others. It is okay to take it slow and this is not a race. If someone has it better than you and have reached somewhere at a faster pace, that doesn’t make you any less of a winner. All of us have our own pace and take it slow.
5.“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”-Oprah Winfrey
Well, you know what they say. When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade and enjoy! There are difficulties that we go through and we all face hard times. Consider it as a learning experience. Yes, there might be times when you feel like it is overwhelming and as mentioned before, if you feel like you need help, reach out to people and seek help. Always remember that mental health is a priority.
These inspirational quotes are from people who have won in life. They managed to create an impact. They didn’t let anything stop them from doing what they want to do and achieving their dream. They worked tirelessly to achieve their dreams and that’s exactly what they did.
Education is about preparing for life and expanding your views. It is not just about what is in the textbook. It is a lot more than the syllabus. It goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. The pandemic is an eye-opener and highlights the uncertainty of life. Work for your dreams and believe in yourself. One failure does not define you. Keep dreaming!