Motivational Words of Encouragement

Life can often be tough and when you're facing those hard times, a few words of encouragement can help you get back on your feet. The setbacks in life can come in a variety of ways from relationship breakups to a failed business. It is during these times when our confidence is usually at its lowest. Thoughts of quitting or giving up on life will seem to come up a bit too frequently. The days will seem shorter while the nights will seem longer as we drown in a vicious downward spiral of negative thoughts. Take heed, things will get better and how it starts is with your thoughts.

By flooding your mind with encouraging quotes and other positive material, you will start to win back the war against a further downward spiral. Your ability to get through whatever it is you're going through will mainly depend on what you focus on. Focus on the possibility of things getting better and you'll start to feel better and will therefore start doing things that will actually make your situation improve. On the other hand, continue to focus on how things will remain bad or how things will get worse and you'll have a self fulfilling prophecy.


“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.“ – John F. Kennedy

”Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. “ – Washington Irving

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

“God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.“ - Henry Beecher

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.“ – Rainer Rilke

“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.“ – Jerome Fleishman

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson

”Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.” – Jennifer Grahnolm

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.“ – Friedrich Nietzsche

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” – Unknown

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. “ – Garrison Keillor

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. “ – Latin Proverb

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.“ - Charles Swindoll

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” - Alexander Graham Bell

”In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump

“When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there.” – Unknown

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.“ – John Aughey

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.“ – Oprah Winfrey

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.“ – Bernard Baruch

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.“ – Unknown

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“ -Corrie Boom

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.“ – Edwin Markham

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.“ – Edmund Hillary

“This too shall pass.” – Persian Sufi Poets

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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