Inspiring Quotes You Need To Hear

Ever since i was young, i lacked self belief and to be honest i think i still do. For some people self esteem comes easy, for others not so much, my low self esteem has always been roadblock in unleashing my true potential. I mean, I've had days where i think i can take on the world, nothing can stop me and then the low self esteem comes creeping in like an unwanted visitor and then add a mental illness into the mix, it's a nightmare. Anxiety and Depression, My Unwanted Intruders. When you have a mental illness, you go through so many obstacles and some fleeting moments. Mental health is no walk in the park, its ugly and exhausting emotionally, mentally and physically.

Great self-esteem and confidence doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s an ongoing journey and for some, it’s easier. For others, it’s like trying to get from point A to B while being jostled and pushed backwards by a relentless crowd of criticism, doubts and insecurities.

Here are a list of 50 motivational quotes that resonated with me and inspire you to keep going:

1. “You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss

2. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “You cannot wish for happiness but you can work towards your life goals and create lasting happiness.”
– Roopleen

4.  “No one sees your strength, do they? No one sees the silent battle you fight against your overprotective mind that’s trying to keep you safe from harm by keeping you safe from risk, safe from connection, safe from honesty. Maybe others don’t see, but you see it sometimes, don’t you? In the mirror, in those eyes, begging for someone to notice. You have noticed. It is real. You are strong. You are fighting for something incredible. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise—especially not your thoughts.”
– Vironika Tugaleva

5. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– A.A. Milne

6.“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

7.  “No matter what, I need to maintain my sense of self and always be true to who I am. And that while there are always going to be roadblocks along the way, you're going to be just fine, as long as you learn from each setback.”
– Lily Collins

8. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
– Lucille Ball

9. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein

10. “People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
– Elizabeth Gaskell

11. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

12. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anaïs Nin

13. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”
– Barrie Davenport

14. “There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.” 
― Laurie Halse Anderson

15. “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” 
― Iyanla Vanzant

16.  “Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” 
Spryte Loriano

17. “You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.”
— Max Lucado

18. “Your days are like pages, the chapters unread; you have to keep turning, your book has no end.” — “Glass Hearts,” by Of Mice & Men 

19. “Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

20. “A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.” 
― Solange Nicole

21. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously”
― Sophia Bush

22. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.”
― Ashley Rickards

23. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt,

24. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou

25. “And in the end. It’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years”
— Abraham Lincoln

26. “I finally quit apologizing for it… For being something different. For being strong. Strength is a style. But this happens in acting a lot. If you pretend something over and over, sometimes it comes true”
— Carrie Fisher

27. “You must always have faith in people. And, most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
— Elle Woods

28. “Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.”
― Nikki Rowe

29. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

30. “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

31. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
— Audrey Hepburn

32. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”
― Roy T. Bennett

33. “Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”
― Mark Victor Hansen

34. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir

35. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
― E.E. Cummings

36. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou

37. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett

38. “Don't spend your life believing a story about yourself that you didn't write that's been fed to you - that simply you've accepted, embedded and added to. Let the story go and there beneath is the real you...and your unique gifts, heart and path that await you.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

39. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
― Bruce Lee

40. “One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.”
– Linda Poindexter

41. “Don't let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It's your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don't let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others' prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”
― Roy T. Bennett

42. “You are the author of your own life story. You have the leading role and get to determine how you interact with your supporting cast and other characters. Without realizing it, you may have allowed the events in your life to write your story for you rather than taking deliberate action to write it in your own voice. What will it take to love your life story to create the happy endings you desire?”
― Susan C. Young

43. “stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom”
― Rupi Kaur

44. “No matter what I've endured in the past, what I've put myself through, or what others have done to me, I have the ability and the will to move forward. I will not give up. I will not undervalue or underestimate my capabilities.”
― Lily Collins,

45. “if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
― Rupi Kaur

46. “Stay strong, be brave, love hard and true, and you will have nothing to lose.”
― Demi Lovato

47. “I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”
― C. JoyBell C.

48. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!”
― Gabby Douglas

49. “If you can believe in yourself, you can soar with great wings far beyond the sky.”
– Lailah Gifty Akita

50. “our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry”
― Rupi Kaur

Phew - Thats a lot of quotes!
Once you learn to love yourself, your confidence will grow. Then, you can take on the world and your life ambitions! Self-love and confidence doesn’t happen overnight, but the more you practice the easier it becomes. We're all human beings with our own super powers.
 I hope you find these quotes uplifting and inspiring as I do.

What is your favourite quote from this list?

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