Inspirational quotes are simple reminders that we are doing the best that we can. They can help you pick yourself back up after a hard day of work or help you through a break-up. Sometimes the world can overwhelm you, and you start to feel down on yourself. There will be more challenging days than others, and there are times when we all need a pick-me-up. On the other hand, there may be days that go well, and you need an extra push to get through. Here are six inspirational quotes for the time you need to remind yourself of your capabilities.

There is nothing impossible to they who will try – Alexander the Great

Sometimes we talk ourselves out of opportunities because we think we can’t do it. We talk ourselves out of trying new things because we don’t think we’ll be accepted or feel like others will judge us when that’s not the case at all. This quote reminds us that we don’t honestly know what we’re capable of unless we try. The next time you want to try something new, like picking up a new hobby or traveling by yourself, remember that nothing is impossible if you’re willing to try.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts – Winston Churchill

When we reach our version of success, we tend to think that things are over. On the other hand, when we fail, we feel like we can’t try again. Winston Churchill reminds us that in both instances, we must keep going. If you reach what you call success, keep going and start working towards a new goal. Also, if you feel like you’ve failed, keep trying until you’re successful. Either way, having the courage to continue reaching your goal is what matters.

You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script- Oprah Winfrey

When going through tough times, some people can project their issues onto you. Meaning, they can make you feel like you’ll fail at something simply because they failed too. Instead, we should listen to our intuition and do what we think is best for ourselves. Don’t allow other people to tell you what’s best for you; only you know that.

Don’t allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put sunglasses on – Lady Gaga

This is a similar message to the previous quote. When we are successful, some people will get intimidated and downplay our accomplishments or rain on our parade. Don’t allow their negativity to dim your light. You worked hard for what you have, and you deserve to celebrate your accolades. Revel in your accomplishments and let the haters think what they want.

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, trust, and let go and see what happens – Mandy Hale

We are all guilty of attempting to plan our days right down to the minute. Some of us are guilty of trying to plan our lives and accomplish goals by a certain age. This quote reminds us that sometimes the best plan is no plan. We have to let the punches roll and see what happens. If everything works out, then we keep going. If not, we pick up and go back to square one. These are the moments that may surprise you the most.

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When we do start making changes, we expect to see the results immediately. If we don’t, then we get discouraged. Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminds us that real change happens one step at a time. You can’t start at step one, then immediately expect to get to step twelve. You have to go through all the steps for the change to be worthwhile.

Reading these quotes could be the beginning of your uplifting journey. You could also try listening to affirmations on YouTube or write them down in a safe place.

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