Life is a series full of good, bad and sometimes ugly moments. But, every moment is an opportunity to learn, embrace life and live it to the fullest to find out just how strong you really are.
However, sometimes this is easier said than done. Life’s grand moments are often hidden in monotony and repetition. This is why you need to put one foot forward and be proud of your life, seeking out that spark and inspiration that drives and defines your story.
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of inspirational quotes from smart and successful people. These folks have experienced their fair share of good, bad and ugly life moments, yet they fought through these hard times and have realized great success.
Here’s a look at five quotes that will give you a work week’s worth of inspiration:
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
You can’t succeed if you don’t try. So get up, take a shot, and don’t be afraid of failure because …
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. Ant that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Failure is not the end. Instead, it is the beginning of your next success, so stay positive.
”The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker
Indeed, your thoughts and feelings can be self-fulfilling prophesies.
“Whether you think your can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
So don’t be afraid to chase your dreams. Remember:
“Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
As you can see, every one falls, even the greats, yet they all pick themselves up to define their story — you’re not alone. So, get out there and embrace life, including everything good, bad and ugly.