Discouragement Quotes 46 to 68
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage."
William E. Channing
"Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down
and plow ahead."
"Often people get discouraged or disillusioned by expecting everyone
to instantly see the positive changes they have made. Allow time
to work to your advantage."
Catherine Pulsifer, Why Are Some People
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
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
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?'
... 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 don't get involved
Rick Warren, God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions
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
discouragement is experienced; it is more that one chooses to allow circumstances
to dictate one's future.
Theodore W. Higgingsworth
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
"And, very important, don't be discouraged if you are unable to reach
your goal when you thought you should. Realign, or rethink your action
plan and begin again towards achieving your goal or end result."
"Sometimes we become distracted, side-tracked, or discouraged while
pursuing our dreams, so it's important to develop a high level of commitment
to making our dreams come true right from the start."
Sharon Cook and Graciela Sholander, Dream It Do It
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's
happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to
someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will
forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may
cherish them over a lifetime."
"So don't be discouraged when you don't obtain the things that you want in
life, take action, set your goals, keep your attitude positive and success
will come to you! It really boils down to your own attitude."
Catherine Pulsifer, A Negative Experience an Opportunity
"A good leader is someone who is not discouraged or disheartened
by failure, and chooses to focus on the next task at hand without
letting their failures affect their judgment."
Ross Elkins, Business: Golden Nugget Methods for High Effectiveness
"So often we have a good idea but we don't take action. Or, we are
discouraged at the challenges that face us. We give up far too easily,
we don't persevere."
Catherine Pulsifer, How I Made My Millions
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by
pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting
class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them
what they could and should do for themselves."
"Don't let people discourage you from living your dreams."
"If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at
the time a lack of success,
to discourage me I cannot see any way in which
I would ever have made progress."
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia,
with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith,
and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top."
Joseph Smith, Jr.
"Would you like me to give you a formula for...success?
It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure...
You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it.
So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side."
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
"One of the things I learned the hard way was
that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life
can restore your faith in yourself."
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is
another step forward."
"Most people are not really conceited, but feel a certain amount
of inferiority and tend to get a little discouraged with themselves,
therefore encouragement is a very important thing! I do it all the time!
I praise everybody for everything they do that I see is good."
David Brandt Berg
Words of Encouragement