Note: I just submitted this article to Ezinearticles.com, but thought, why not post it on my blog first? In fact, I ought to be doing this more often.
And so that’s why there are so many posts appearing all at once right now — becauseI want them here before they get published at EZA.
Sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged. When there’s too much to do, or the situation seems challenging or even hopeless, you may want to give up. Yet there’s always hope. Read on for nine inspirational quotes that will help you keep the faith and put things in perspective.
“Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.”
Praying helps. And the help that then appears may often seem like a coincidence. But we know better…
And if we feel hopeless and envy everyone else for their easier lives, just take a look at those magazines at the checkout lines in the supermarket. The people in those magazines are millionaires, mega stars, and most of them are gorgeous too. Yet look at the kind of trauma many of them are dealing with. Their lives aren’t easier. Who would you really want to switch with? Are you sure? Do you know everything that’s going on in their lives?
Here’s a quote to put our sometimes less than perfect lives into perspective:
“No one has it ‘all together.’ That’s like trying to eat ‘once and for all.'”
And if we’re only too aware of our fears, here’s a cool quote for that:
“Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke
And here’s a quote that reminds you that fears are overrated:
“There are no wrong choices; there are only different choices.”
Of course, Susan Jeffers is the person who wrote Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway. That’s one of the most powerful books I’ve ever come across. If you haven’t read that, I highly recommend that you do. And yes, do it anyway.
And if you’re still afraid, take courage because…
“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
If that sounds like taking medicine, so be it. Then again, maybe it’s also a way to make life more adventurous. Alan Cohen put it very nicely:
“The purpose of life is not to arrive safely at death.”
— Alan Cohen
We weren’t meant to play it safe, but to take chances, to face and overcome challenges. And yes, to follow our bliss, as Joseph Campbell said. And that’s definitely not playing it safe, not for most of us anyway. In fact…
“Leap, and the net will appear.”
— Julia Cameron
Or in a related image (there’s a theme here, isn’t there?):
“First you jump off the cliff and you build your wings on the way down.”
Will those wings grow fast enough? Surprisingly, they usually do. And as these inspirational quotes remind us, there’s treasure to be found in having courage because…
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”