7 Inspirational Quotes For Life

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life

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As I’ve got older I’ve looked more towards other people and how they have conducted their own lives in order to achieve personal success and happiness.  Life is definitely a journey and some people ‘do it’ better than others so it makes sense that we should try and learn from the best.

Our time on this planet is finite and I feel compelled, more so than ever now, to make the most of every minute.  I want to achieve as much as I can, as well as I can so that I can say to myself that I squeezed every last drop out of the life I have been given.

For the last couple of years I’ve bought a diary called ‘Every Day Matters’ as I love not only to write and doodle in the diary but also read the snippets of wisdom on every page.


Here are some of my favourites for 2017: –

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 1

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance [Oscar Wilde]

This may sound a tad cheesy but the truth of the matter is that we are the only person with whom we spend every minute of lives however close we may be to anyone else.  Escape is impossible so understanding who we are and what we bring to the table has to be understood before we can hope to achieve positive relationships with anyone else.

Doing what you love and what nourishes the soul must surely be the key to loving who you are.  Acceptance of what you are must also be part of that and an appreciation of what you have achieved in your life which can so easily be forgotten.  As humans we are very good at criticising ourselves for the things we have not done.  Why not think about all that you have achieved, big or small and celebrate instead.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 2

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement [Helen Keller]

Helen Keller was both deaf and blind but she still managed to achieve great things.  Her belief that she could strive to improve and achieve the goals she set meant that she set her intention and her path to lead her to success.

Very often it is easy to become disillusioned and jaded by what life throws at us but we must all hang on to the belief that life can and does get better.

Yes, life is a rollercoaster ride and yes, it can be painful at times but if we nurture the seed of optimism then it has no other option but to grow.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 3

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new [Albert Einstein]

We learn through our mistakes and as I always tell my tutees, they are part of the learning curve which helps us to grow, develop and improve.

As humans, it is natural for us to steer clear of what we don’t enjoy or what we find uncomfortable.  However, once we push through the pain barriers, there is so often a reward on the other side.  Entrepreneurs are classic examples of this and despite experiencing failure they use it as a means to achieving success not as a label defining them as failures.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 4

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings [Lao Tzu]

I wish I had understood this when I was younger and I suppose this is all about how we interpret a situation.  It’s a bit like someone viewing the glass as half empty as opposed to half full.

I’m a determined person but that in itself can be a double-edged sword as in the past I have become fixated with how I want to achieve a certain goal.  It’s easy to forget that a destination can be achieved via many different routes much like a sat nav re-routing us on a journey when an unexpected obstacle has been encountered.

It’s a hard lesson to learn but understanding the ‘flow’ of life is a key to happiness and fulfilment.

Fighting the tide is not only pointless but also a great source of personal misery.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 5

Where there is no vision, there is no hope [George Washington Carver]

Know where you are going.

Set goals and work towards them.

A vision board is a great place to start and I continue to use mine to this day.

Life is the journey but you must plan its route.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 6

No great thing is created suddenly [Epictetus]

We live in an age of instant gratification where life just gets faster and faster because everything we want is at the touch of a button on our mobile phone or computer.

Sometimes there is no replacement for time and hard work.

It really is a case of whether you can step outside of the technological bubble we all seemed to be trapped within and train yourself in the art of patience.

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life No 7

Comparison is the thief of joy

We are all guilty of looking at the lives of others through rose-tinted glasses.  Never forget that we never truly know what goes on behind closed doors.  Some people are really good at faking it and pretending their lives are great when the bank is foreclosing on their home and that fancy car is just a rental.

Sometimes what we’re looking at is all smoke and mirrors when what we should be doing is taking a good look at ourselves in the mirror.

Nobody else can live your life so live it well and in your own unique, bespoke way.

Here’s to life on your terms,


Rachel a.k.a The Life Hack Tutor

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7 Inspirational Quotes for Life

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