This post was most recently updated on April 18th, 2018
I have heard many times that quotes don’t work until you do. This is true. But sometimes, a single quote can entirely change your perspective about a situation which happened with my friend few days ago.
He was upset with the less annual raise he received from the company this year.
Just sitting along with him and saying a quote changed his mindset towards his work.
It happens a lot in life when we are faced with a tough decision or life hits us hard. During these times, a support can work like wonders. A support can come in many forms like friends, family or a quotes.
Here are 7 inspiring quotes to help you get through hard times.
It happens with me all the time. Often, the last key in the bunch opens the lock. When you feel like giving up, try it one more time. When you don’t want to write anymore, write 200 more words. When you don’t want to run anymore, run 50 more steps. When you are tired of calling clients, call one more time. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.
We never know what’s inside us until we try. Hard times are there to test you how badly you want it. Hard times are there to remind us who we are. There’s no reward without risk. If you want an extraordinary journey, learn to embrace hard times.
When you feel like giving up because of that inner doubt, remember that the same doubt will be the reason for your failure. Failure is temporary. The entire game of winning in life is about conquering that inner doubt. Kill that doubt before it kills you.
Often, when we face difficulties, we think that we are doing something wrong. But life has an amazing way of surprising us by giving us hard times first. Think of your life right now. Are you facing difficulties because you are doing something right? This realization opened my eyes and it can open up yours too.
We really like short term pleasures. Who will exercise daily to see no results for months? Who will keep writing daily to see no results for years? Who will keep speaking on stage for years to see less results? It’s very frustrating.
If you see all the successful athletes and superstars, none of them achieved overnight success. They all words hard for decades before they could achieve anything. And after that, there was no turning back. But those who were lazy back then, are living a mediocre life like majority of people on this life.
You have to decide which life you want to live. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion or have fun now and live the rest of your life as you are living today?
When Steve Jobs was removed from the Apple, he didn’t sit down and cry. He started Pixar and then returned back to Apple. This is what happens to a person who understands that the worst failure they are experiencing right now is there so that they can bounce back even more than before.
A victim will always blame and complain in difficult situation. But to a warrior, the same situation is a challenge. He uses it to learn and grow as much as he can. He knows that difficult times are the biggest opportunities for growth. He gets happier when he faces difficulty and brings out the best in every difficult situation.
So stop crying, blaming and complaining. Get up and start working because these hard times are your biggest opportunities for growth.
Image credit: Pexels.