Thousands of successful people did not achieve success on their first try,
but they were not discouraged. They picked themselves up and
went back at it with an even stronger, single minded tenacity to achieve
Accepting Failure |
That's right! You matter!! ... because you matter and you need to know that.
You need to know and understand that concept, to grasp it and wrap
your head around it. Because, no matter what, and no matter who,
Scott Norman, You Matter: Understanding Your Importance, No Matter What, No Matter Who
Appreciation Poems |
Procrastination is eliminated a little at a time. Don't be discouraged:
Harold Taylor, Procrastinate Less and Enjoy Life More: A Procrastinator's Guide to Self-Improvement
Living in the present moment, we feel encouraged and motivated in our lives;
we sit on solid ground and are not
easily knocked off our balance into discouragement and negativity.
James Adler, Motivation: Boost Your Motivation with Powerful Mindfulness Techniques and Be Unstoppable
People who accomplish big things in life must face naysayers who try
to discourage them.
Discouragement comes when things are going great,
and it comes when we are already down, but no matter when it comes,
Jennifer Waddle, Discouraged Again?: Real Encouragement for Real Life
Words of Encouragement |
The long shadows of discouragement have often stretched across my path.
Those times have been bittersweet - bitter at first, sweet later on.
Charles R. Swindoll, Encouragement for Life: Words of Hope and Inspiration
Inspirational Quotes |
Quite honestly, I can't imagine how anyone can say: "I'm weak," and then
remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it,
why not try to train your character? The answer was: "Because it's
so much easier not to!" This reply rather discouraged me. Easy? Does
that mean that a lazy, deceitful life is an easy life?
Oh no, that can't be true, it mustn't be true, people can so easily
be tempted by slackness... and by money.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Guard against drudgery and discouragement in everything you do.
Know that your work contributes to your well-being, as well as that of others.
Jay Rifenbary, No Excuse!
The fact is, nagging can't produce the level of perfection we desire in our
marriages and in our kids. Constantly noting imperfections leads to
discouragement or even despair.
Wayne and Judith Rolfs, Man in Command: How To Be A Great Husband and Dad
It is God's will for you to overcome discouragement. It is God's will for
your life to hit a plateau of smoothness, instead of being up one day
and down the next. The only way you can overcome is by learning God's
Elbert Willis, Overcoming Discouragement
Quotes about Overcoming |
If you are in a period of discouragement because you are going through a trial and you are asking yourself, 'Why is this happening to me?' consider this: Never make a major decision when you are depressed.
Often, when we get discouraged, we are tempted to say, 'Iím just going to quit' or 'I'm going to move' or 'I'm going to change jobs' or 'I'm going to file for divorce.' Never make a major decision when you are depressed,
because at that time your feelings are unreliable and you cannot exercise accurate judgment. Your focus is blurry, and your perspective is distorted. Instead, face the storm head-on and donít get involved in self-pity.
Rick Warren, God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions
Never, never, never quit!
Never Quit Quotes |
Only a sister knows how you really felt when you stumbled and
when you succeeded, when you fell from grace and when you were
forsaken, when you reached your lowest valley and
when you climbed your highest mountain.
Colleen Sell, A Cup of Comfort for Sisters: Stories that celebrate the special bonds of sisterhood
No matter what your life is like right now, whether it's the best time
or the worst, know you aren't alone in it. Let Him show you all you have
to be thankful for, no matter what's going on around you. Let Him (God)
love you out of your fear. Let Him pull you to your feet and show you joy.
Rob Coscia, Forty Doors: Overcoming Fear, Hopelessness, and a Big, Ugly Tumor with Joy
But because the going was hard, they grew tired and discouraged and
finally they quit. And afterward it was often discovered that had they
persevered just a little longer, had they been
able to see just ahead of them, they would have found the result
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, You Can If You Think You Can
Norman Vincent Peale Quotes |
Do not be discouraged if someone copies you. Copying is a compliment -
you are doing it right. It also gives you the opportunity to grow and
move beyond what is now being copied. Keep moving forward.
To get team members to say what they really think and having them be
open and upfront is quite a unique challenge. Previous leadership styles
discouraged people from speaking up. So to expect people to change
overnight and truly believe it is okay to say what you think may take time
to develop trust.
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer, Leadership vs Management
To be discouraged is to view that which is current as acondition that
will always be. The process of turning discouragement into renewal
and a vision
of accomplishment is to utilize aspects of what didn't yield results into
a refined attempt to begin afresh. It is not the world's problem that
is experienced; it is more that one chooses to allow circumstances
to dictate one's future.
Theodore W. Higgingsworth
If you see someone that appears to be discouraged, talk with them,
find a way to build them up, and allow them to move forward with a
more positive attitude.
Nathan Neil, Inspire Greatness: Building Leaders and Encouraging Success
Positive Attitude |
Fear can creep up on you even when you are heading in the right direction,
but don't let it discourage you.
David A. Hunter, How To Find Your Passion
When things become more complicated or more difficult to achieve,
when things go wrong, or circumstances circumstances are out of control,
we tend to panic
and not patiently wait for our situation to get better or simply take
action without being worried.
Christian Olsen, Patience: Developing the Virtue of Patience
When we allow bad times to linger too long in our minds,
they become more than just a feeling of defeat. They become a
season of discouragement.
Jerry Grillo, 7 Strategis Prayers You Should Pray When Feeling Discouraged
Inspirational Thoughts |
The Amazing thing is what our Mouth can do to control any time
of Discouragement. Make sure that what you
Say is always on the upside.
Charles and Frances Hunter
I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.
Joseph B. Lightfoot
In the journey of life, don't allow yourself to be discouraged by the nation's
economy or politics, joblessness, homelessness, poverty, debt,
delayed marriage, divorce, childlessness, loss of property, loss of a
loved one, unfruitful ministry, unfulfilled dream, unwanted pregnancy,
hunger, terminal disease, comparing and measuring yourself by others,
and so on.
Segun Olumide, Don't Give Up! God Will Make a Way for You!
Quotes about Life |
When we do not measure up to the standards we have set for ourselves
we become discouraged. But we have to realize that God is not discouraged
K. P. Yohannan, A Life of Balance
Sometimes, due to unforeseen tough times, we get discouraged and
don't achieve our goals. As hard as it may seem, don't procrastinate
in taking renewed action to reach your goals.
Byron Pulsifer, Take Action Don't Procrastinate
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light.
Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
... a huge aspect of the significant life is to stop pretending that somehow
this separation of our personal and professional lives is not only possible,
This, of course, is not true, and continuing our attempts to keep the two
distinctly separate often leads to discouragement and frustration.
The significant life is one lived with the recognition that you are
one person involved in multiple facets of your life, none of which require you to be a different person for every occasion.
Pete Smith, Dare to Matter: Choosing an Unstuck and Unapologetic Life of Significance
Poems about Life |
Keeping a positive attitude when faced with adversity is one of the secrets
of success. Rather than give up or be discouraged, if we keep a positive
outlook we will find solutions to our issues will come
much more easily. When our attitude is one where there is good
in every situation we find our mind looking for the good, our minds
realize once we fix this problem it will make everything stronger. This is a
much better and less stressful way to cope.
Catherine Pulsifer, Adversity An Advantage
Although we try to fortify ourselves against the storms of life,
trials and difficulties are virtually unavoidable. However, the book
of Job contains comfort beyond words - it offers remarkable knowledge
and wisdom of which this pain-wracked and suffering world knows nothing.
Ray Comfort, God Speaks: Finding Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness
Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time.
No one learns to walk by taking only one step.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to
the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged.
That's not the place to become discouraged.
Don't get discouraged, and think positive all the time.
Don't get down on yourself if you lose out a couple of times.
It's just a lot of hard work.
Positive Thinking |
It is also vitally important that when faced with setbacks
in achieving a goal, you need to stay focused and not let the
setbacks discourage you.
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
The Beaver And His Goals |
Remember, always give your best.
Never get discouraged. Never be petty.
Always remember, others may hate you.
But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them.
And then you destroy yourself.
Giving Our Best |
Hopelessness is an abuser, and you are its target. But what it's trying to hide
from you is that there is a way out.
Susi Wilder, Why Me? - How To Overcome Your Feelings Of Hopelessness And Escape From Darkness: Embrace The Future And Stop The Pain
Leaders ... are struggling in their leadership journey because they are
discouraged. Friends' of leaders... need to know how to encourage the
discouraged leaders. Followers ... need to understand how to appreciate
and hopefully try to understand and encourage their leaders above them.
KL Lip, How to Encourage the Discouraged Leader: When We Realize Leaders are Not Robots
Encouraging Poems |
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain -
he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem
- he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered;
adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.
It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
William Arthur Ward
Every seed knows its time- all in good time.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
James Whitcomb Riley
Our role as leaders is to turn away from our disappointment
and abandonment, and give ourselves to those with whom we
still have influence.
Costa Mitchell, Giving Leadership: Taking others with you on a journey to destiny
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners
usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
B. C. Forbes
Obstacles: Our Best Motivators |
One of the worse things you can do is to listen to those whose only
words are those of discouragement or words
like 'I told you that you couldn't do it'. Words from those who
seem to celebrate your defeat rather than your successes
are the very same people who often have internalized the
fear of failure in their own lives.
Byron Pulsifer, Discouraged, Downtrodden, and Anguish
If you feel discouraged by seeing progress in others and are
tempted to give up, stop. Forget comparing
yourself to others or pre-set ideals.
M. Ahlers, 50 Things to Know About Practicing Spiritual Discipline
The dopes - that's what I thought of them then - couldn't see what I
had to offer. I wasn't discouraged - delayed,
yes, but not discouraged.