33 Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain
Mark Twain always gave valuable advice with his words of inspiration. He continued, When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends. The message is clear. Be surrounded with people who motivate you to pursue your dreams and maintain distance from those who scoff at you. There arises no need for making life complex by letting narrow-minded people underestimate and demotivate you.
34 When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless. ~Anonymous
This is a remarkable inspirational quote to boost up your self-confidence. No matter how well you’re doing for yourself, there are some toxic people who seek pleasure in repeatedly making you feel bad about yourself. It may temporarily affect you but try to be immune to them, use their criticism to make yourself even better and stronger. In due course of time, their own negativity and insecurity will become the reason of their defeat.
35 The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~Buddha
The past cannot be undone and the future cannot be predicted. Regretting about the past incidents won’t take you back in time to manipulate things. Worrying about the future won’t help you in knowing the problems you would face. So don’t spoil your physical health and peace of mind in regrets of past or worries of future. The only thing you can do something about is your present. Don’t undervalue your present time; use it to work harder, grow and create a better future for yourself.
36 Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. ~Anonymous
You have been blessed with the gift of a powerful mind. The way you think influences your productivity. Feed your mind well with healthy constructive thoughts to improve the quality of life. Appreciate the good things in life, learn the art of giving and forgiving, find your happiness in the smile of others. At the end of the day, you will be at peace which will help you achieve whatever you aim for. On the other hand, negativity, resentment, sorrow, anger, revenge, greed in your mind are like weeds in a garden which will cause you harm.
37 The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. ~George Bernard Shaw
There are many people who blame circumstances for their inactivity and procrastinate in the hope of getting the right opportunity. They just waste their valuable time waiting for something that may never come. Rise above this thought, get up, go out and create your own favourable circumstances. Only those who believe in an idea and work towards it consistently can create opportunities for themselves which they can seize to go further in life.
38 I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~Leonardo da Vinci
This is an important motivational quote that many can draw inspiration from. It throws light on demonstration and action. You may have all the knowledge in the world regarding something but it’s useless if you don’t apply it to be productive. Utilize your knowledge and show the world what you’re capable of. Likewise, there is no point in dreaming big things when you don’t even put a step forward in fulfilling them. Pump up your enthusiasm and go ahead doing it.
39 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill
Churchill was an inspiring man if there ever was one. Even though you may succeed on a given goal, it isn’t the pinnacle of success and the winning experience soon subsides. In order to keep it intact, you must keep working. In the same way, failure which you may feel is permanent is temporary and the feeling of being unsuccessful fades away with time. You must be brave enough to move on after failure and continue till you reach success.
40 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~Anonymous
Life is beautiful. But living a hundred years hardly makes a difference if you haven’t really lived life and experienced its wonders. It is more important to live a quality life appreciating every moment than spending many wasteful years. The truth of life nowadays is that most of us have forgotten to enjoy small things in life and spend time with our loved ones in the mad rush to success in this busy, competitive world. How often do we set your eyes on the glorious setting sun, feel the pleasure of cool breeze caressing our face or let the waves of the blue-green ocean whisper in our ears without bothering about time? Observe the beauty in nature. Live every moment of your life before you feel it’s late.
41 To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes immense courage to live through life being ourselves. People always attempt to make us lead our lives wishing we were different or better than ourselves. For instance, advertisers design their marketing strategy such that it puts a lot of pressure on you to buy their products and look different. But it’s completely your wish to judge and choose. The rewards you reap by living your own life are definitely greater than losing yourself in living a fake life.
42 It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
Big things take time. Putting one step in front of the other will lead to covering the distance of a mile but we want to rush to the finish. We become impatient and view gradual progress as a sign of failure. We need to allow ourselves enough time without hurrying to get the desired result of our actions while completing a difficult task. Understand that as long as you keep moving and taking continuous steps, pace doesn’t matter. But the moment you stop, you will fall.
43 All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. ~Buddha
Your mind has immense power. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. Your success today is a direct result of your positive attitude yesterday. Your failure or suffering in present is a reflection of your negative thoughts in past. So if you want a better future for yourself, be careful with what you feed your mind with. Let your mind flow with healthy thoughts and observe a positive change in the quality of life. If there are miracles, they only take place in your mind. So think high to achieve high goals in life.
44 Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucius
An inspirational quote by Confucius. When moving ahead in the journey of life, you may face innumerable challenges and it’s important to have the courage to face them. You may stumble and fall many times but your spirit to reach your destination should be high. You may be embarrassed for a while but you have to learn to pick yourself up and continue with more energy each time. Failures give you experience, so you’ll be able to handle the most difficult of problems in the path of success. Never give up. Get up and keep going.
45 Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau
Dreams with open eyes are your deepest desires. Dreams are where reality does not rule. They are the world where you truly live. There are no boundaries, no limitations to pull you back. You do all that you always wanted to do but could not. They also give you a vision and a blueprint for planning. Those who do not dream of achieving something are as good as animals just surviving day to day. When you dream with your eyes open, you inspire yourself to convert your dreams into reality.
46 Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. ~Bruce Lee
There are hundreds of motivational and inspiring quotes attributed to Bruce Lee. Winning is not about being stronger or faster or bigger, it’s about your thought process and how you motivate yourself. Be confident. Positive thinking has immense power. If you think you’ll win, you’ve won. If you think you’ll rise, you’ve risen. Only when you think you can do something, you will go ahead and do it.
47 In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein
Difficult situations aren’t liked by anyone but it is in these times that we exercise our brains to the fullest in order to move out of the problem. If a problem is easy, others may have already attempted it and found a solution. People generally run out of ideas in difficult situation. So in these times, there is an opportunity for us to discover something that others may have attempted and left midway. If you are courageous enough to find opportunity in hardship, you are on the path to success.
48 Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. ~Khalil Gibran
Life they say isn’t easy. Sometimes your tasks and challenges will be small, sometimes they will be big. Some may even scar you emotionally but what matters is how much you are willing to rise up from these setbacks and learn from them to be a better and stronger person. Such tests of time are like a battlefield and the courageous rise from the battle even though they have scars on their bodies. Similarly, cry if you must, be unhappy if it is the emotion you feel at the particular moment but never let it grab hold of you, shrug it off and move on.