65 Inspirational Quotes Explained That Will Change Your Life

15. Strive for progress not perfection.


This is an inspiring quote for young achievers working hard in their lives counting only certificates and salary slips. In this harsh judgmental world, it’s hard to prioritize what truly gives us a sense of achievement to make a difference. Rather we decide to conform to the rules of society to strive for prestigious college, high paying job and expensive house. This is not the progress of our mind and certainly not what we are really capable of doing; it’s just leading a turbulent life in order to get approved. We should move away from these deterrents and create a life that would make us proud when we look back at it.

16. It’s better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.


This is an interesting quote which throws light on the strength of a lion as compared to the meekness of a sheep and motivates us to follow the lifestyle of the former. Lion is the king of jungle, strong, confident, aware, self-sufficient, can hunt for itself and defend itself. Whereas sheep just eats, sleeps and follows the shepherd to be guided to food and water. Like a lion, each one of us has a fire within which is ready to devour the silly constraints created by weakling all around us. So if we can awaken the beast within us, why should we choose to live huddled up in a mediocre crowd, instead we must lead them.

17. It’s a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up.


Life’s greatest endeavours take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You cannot achieve success overnight as big achievements are a result of persistent, untiring efforts and hard work over a long period of time. Apart from constant efforts and ample time, every task and process requires efficiency, knowledge, wisdom and intelligence which cannot happen at lightning speed. If a task seems painful and monotonously slow, have patience and keep at it. By quitting, it won’t finish or speed up, rather you will lose the consistency in doing it. How many tasks will you quit from! So, when you go about your work with a calm and composed nature, you will get there eventually.

18. Excuses don’t get results.


Excuses are the lies we tell ourselves for our failures or inactivity. We often get so overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the task ahead of us that we start procrastinating. When we are answerable for it, we make excuses. When we start making excuses to ourselves, knowing well that we cannot deceive our conscience, we wallow in self-pity and guilt. Why to go over that torture when we can just buckle up and swallow the frog the first thing in the morning! Perform the most unpleasant task first and rest of the day would be smooth sailing, so no more excuses.

19. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt coined many motivational quotations and this is one of those that build your self-esteem. Many people suffer from inferiority complex because a few silly bullies called them fat or ugly. However, superiority or inferiority is the product of your own psychological make-up. Nobody can govern your feelings unless you yourself give that power to them. Remember you are unique, no one can be you. Just find your true calling, realise your worth and be yourself. Take pride in yourself and your actions. Your confidence will keep your haters at bay. Never allow anyone to walk over you as you are no doormat.

20. Stop wishing, start doing.


Everyone has certain dreams. And it’s a good thing as they keep you motivated to turn them to reality and do something in life. But how many people are able to achieve everything they desire? Most of the people in the world are underachievers for their standards, the reason being big planning and little work. Today most of the super successful people are basically mediocre who strive relentlessly. So more than anything else, your efforts will make you fulfil your dreams. Understand the things that need to be done and start putting your best possible efforts in the direction as soon as possible.

Stop wishing start doing - Quote
Stop wishing start doing – Quote

21. Celebrate even small victories.


These are truly inspiring words. In today’s world, we are made to see big dreams and encouraged to be greatly ambitious by our teachers and parents. In this quest of being super achievers, we forget to value small victories and accomplishments which are essential to make us happy, motivate us to keep going and build our self-confidence. These serve as a foundation for those high, long-term targets we set for ourselves. So never make the mistake of ignoring these small, unplanned gains. Celebrate them to the utmost every day.