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Quotes that will get you all amped up and ready to jump off the struggle bus!

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(EDITORIAL) Use these motivational quotes to break through the mental barriers keepin’ you down.

The struggle is real

It’s the middle of the week and you just can’t seem to find your motivation. You know you have things to do, but you just can’t seem to get starting on anything.

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We’ve all been there. There are days where motivation is so lacking, it seems completely non-existent.

Beating the sophomore slump/humpday blues

Oftentimes, all it takes is a good dose of caffeine and a little inspiration to get the engines firing and the productivity rolling again.

Here are 20 quotes to help you uncover your inspiration, supercharge your productivity, and get through your project to power through your day (because let’s face it, you’re awesome and you can do this!)

Nothing good is ever easy – try and try again

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” -Stephen Kaggwa
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin
“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John E. Rockefeller
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams

When you feel broken, know there are brighter days ahead

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” -Charles Austin Beard
“We all at certain times in our lives find ourselves broken. True strength is found in picking up the pieces.” -Jill Anzinger
“Even after a bad harvest, there must be sowing.” -Seneca
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” -Buddhist Proverb
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly, have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” -St. Francis de Sales

Find your courage to try again, even if it seems impossible

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” -Mary Anne Ramacher
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Thomas Jefferson
“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” -Anonymous

Remember you are strong and you can do this

“…There is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think…” -Winnie the Pooh
“You see things and you say, ‘why?’ but I dream things that never were and say, ‘why not?’” -George Bernard Shaw
“Many cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide
“Life is like riding a bicycle: to keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Elanor Roosevelt
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” -Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)

The takeaway

There’s no sugar coating it, some days just plain suck. You struggle to get through the day, the project, or even the hour and that’s okay.

We all struggle, the key is to always get back up, keep fighting, and never give up.

Find a way a new way to get through the project, over the obstacle, or out of the job that you’re struggling with because life is too short to be anything but happy, and to be truly happy you have to believe in yourself.

And, never be afraid to ask for help when/if you need it.Click To Tweet

Oftentimes, it takes real strength and courage to realize you need help. You can do it, take a deep breath and find a way. You’ve got this.

#YouCanDoIt

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