Inspirational Food for Thought

Inspiring Quotes for Your Tuesday

Hey guys,
I don’t have time to do a super long entry today because of my million doctors appointments, but I wanted to share some quotes that have gotten me through the tough times and continue to inspire me. I’ll try to leave a short explanation about why I like it so much, but most of the last ones are pretty self-explanatory.
“Luck isn’t getting what you want. It’s surviving what you don’t want.” -Red Band Society
***I don’t really know why, but I like this one. 

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”-The Fault in Our Stars
***As a person that deals with chronic pain pretty much everywhere 24/7, the pain is always there. On good days, I can usually ignore it to some degree, but during a flare, the pain definitely DEMANDS to be felt. If you don’t attempt to treat it, the pain will be sure to let you know by unexpectedly spiking.

“You are so busy being you that you have no idea how unprecedented you are.”-The Fault in Our Stars
***This quote is so relatable to me. Everyone is always telling me how inspiring, incredible, and amazing I am. I graciously accept the compliments but in my heart, I don’t truly believe it. I’m just being me. It’s not like I have a choice as to whether or not to deal with my chronic illnesses. It’s not going to change anytime soon, so I might as well, “Keep your chin up and charge the mountain.”
“Your last thoughts are important. They are all you get in take with you.”-Cake
***I think that this is true. I don’t really know why it caught my eye though.
“It does not matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop” -Confucius
“If you can dream it, you can do it”-Walt Disney
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” —John Wooden
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”-Walt Disney

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” —Anonymous

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” —Oscar Wilde

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” —Anonymous

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” —Jim Ryun

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

*** Amen!

“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” —Mike Gafka

*** This builds more character in an individual. 

“Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” —John C. Maxwell

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” —Wayne Dyer

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” —Dale Carnegie

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” —Booker T. Washington

Well, that was longer than I expected. Gotta fly! Keep your chin up and charge the mountain.


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