80+ Words of Encouragement

We all need words of encouragement. Here you will find quotes that offer inspiration and comfort. Words that will give you confidence and optimism. Let these words be ones that give you thoughts of support and reassurance. Share them with others who could use some encouraging words! See also Daily Words of Encouragement


  1. Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning that you may realize. Catherine Pulsifer
    Encouraging Quotes  |  



  2. Stop beating yourself up you are a work in progress. Author Unknown
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  3. "Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you." Eric Thomas
    Quote of the Day



  4. Words of Encouragement
  5. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
    Inspirational Quotes



  6. "Life is about striking the perfect balance and since nothing in life is perfect, we have to do the best with what we got." Anquanette Gaspard, Blink & You Will Miss It
    Quotes about Life



  7. ... the greater the challenge, the more a good strategy focuses and coordinates efforts to achieve a powerful competitive punch or problem-solving effect. Richard Rumelt, Good Strategy Bad Strategy
    Focus



  8. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp, Creative Pursuit
    Motivational Quotes About Life



  9. ... if we deliberately seek encouragement (motivation) on a daily basis, it will become a habit and enable us to get ahead and stay ahead in life. Zig Ziglar, Over the Top
    Motivational Quotes



  10. "Change can hurt, be uncomfortable, and be difficult in the beginning. Remember this English Proverb: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D., 50 Things to Know About Prayer
    Quotes about Change



  11. Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone's life is a story. Dan B. Allender
  12. Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone's life is a story. Dan B. Allender, To Be Told
    Poems about Life



  13. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Gandhi
    Quotes to Live By



  14. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go,
    just remember how far you have come.
    Author Unknown
    Motivational Poems  |  



  15. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you'll never "make it" by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you're going to be, starting tomorrow. Og Mandino, The Choice
    Funny Inspirational Quotes



  16. No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don't stop in your storm. Tony Narams, Top Secret: You Can Fly Like An Eagle
    Determination



  17. Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted. Christine Caine
    Growth



  18. No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. Chinese Proverb
  19. No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.
    Chinese Proverbs
    Mountain



  20. Soon, when all is well, you're going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up. Brittany Burgunder
    Moving Forward



  21. You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up. Author Unknown
    Giving Up



  22. Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. Mark Twain
    Funny Quotes about Life



  23. Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! Anne Frank
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids



  24. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it! Nicky Gumbel
    Birthday



  25. You can do no more than you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life
    Believe in Yourself



  26. I believe that as women, it is time to show love towards our fellow sisters, and to encourage and build up one another and not tear each other down. Stephanie Williams, Daily Meditation Of Scripture
    Sister



  27. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
  28. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
    Graduation



  29. Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way. Scott Allan, Drive Your Destiny
    Destiny



  30. Your dreams can take you much higher and much farther than anyone ever thought possible! Buzz Aldrin, No Dream Is Too High
    Dream



  31. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
  32. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
    Inspirational Sayings



  33. Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things. Rob Cristophe, Bad Habits - Eliminate Bad habits And Exceed Your Expectations
    Doubt



  34. Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. Joel Osteen
    Support



  35. "Graduates, you were born to be uncommon. Today I encourage you to leave your mark, I challenge you to shake up the world." Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC
    College Graduation Quotes



  36. Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful. Dalai Lama
    Meaningful



  37. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly
  38. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly, Count Your Blessings
    Blessed



  39. Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
    God



  40. You have to speak words of continuous encouragement in order to achieve whatever goals you've set for yourself. Anquanette Gaspard, Blink & You Will Miss It
    Goals



  41. . . . choose to confide in friends with sunny dispositions who will encourage you to be more positive. Zayne Parker, Anxiety: Mastery
    Friend



  42. You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. Jay Rifenbary, No Excuse!
    Decision



  43. Follow your dreams, remember you can achieve
    All that you dream, whatever your mind can conceive. Catherine Pulsifer, Another Year
    Birthday Poems



  44. When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don't step back and start appreciating what you do have. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers
    Appreciation



  45. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
  46. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
    Quotes about Overcoming



  47. "We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger." Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
    Quotes about Being Strong



  48. Öeach time we make a difference in someone else's life, no matter how small, it will encourage them to do the same for others. And each time that happens, we all become a stronger force for good. Thomas E. Pierce, The Last Rose
    Make A Difference



  49. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Seneca
    Friendship Poems



  50. Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged - because last time you came in fifth. Denis Waitley
    Famous



  51. The truth of who we are is how we live day to day. If you want to influence others, the most important thing you can do is be a living example of the principles, ideals, and faith that you advocate. Nick Vujicic, Be the Hands and Feet
    Influence



  52. Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day. Author Unknown
    Good Day



  53. Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then, make larger promises and keep them. Stephen Covey
    Encouraging Poems



  54. Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don't think average! Eric Thomas
    Greatness



  55. Each of you must take responsibility 
for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
  56. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4Ė5 (MSG)
    Encouraging Bible Verses



  57. Your mind is like a magnet - it attracts into your life whatever you think about most. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers
    Attitude



  58. When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true. Michael Jackson
    Optimistic



  59. Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. Scott Allan, Rejection Reset
    Confidence



  60. But it is better to follow even the shadow of the best than to remain content with the worst. Henry van Dyke
    Best Quotes



  61. Choose well your words.
  62. Choose well your words. They will go marching down the years in the lives you touch. Wilfred Peterson
    Appreciation Poems



  63. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
    Monday Motivation Quotes



  64. We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
    Personal Development



  65. It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you. Les Brown
    Vision



  66. There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Edgar Allan Poe
    Feeling



  67. Never use a long word where a short one will do. George Orwell
    Communication



  68. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Joel Osteen
    Giving



  69. A sense of closeness to Jesus is perhaps the most important benefit to be found through the practice of being still in His Presence and making quiet reflection a priority. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Encouragement
    Christian Poems



  70. ... when you commit an act of kindness, it causes elevated levels of dopamine in the brain, which gives you a natural high Bernadette Russell, The Little Book of Kindness
    Kindness



  71. All of us are seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings. Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays
    Wise



  72. Too many people are disheartened by the thought that their business is too small to be taken seriously by the general public. However, Ray Kroc took one such business and turned it into a blazing success. Richard J. Bowerman, Ray Kroc
    Success



  73. You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one shot at seeing you shine. Max Lucado
    Cool



  74. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  75. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown
    Goals



  76. Relentless people move mountains. Relentless people make the impossible, possible. Relentless people achieve miracles. Wayne Allyn Root, The Power of Relentless
    Perseverance



  77. People say that God doesn't speak directly to us, but I know that if you want to hear what God is saying to you, all you have to do is ask. Jodi Arndt, Little Moments Big God
    Inspirational Poems



  78. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
    Positive



  79. It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received. C. S. Lewis
    Time



  80. You're welcomed, held, cherished just as you are and encouraged to grow into all you'll become. Holley Gerth, Coffee for Your Heart: 40 Mornings of Life-Changing Encouragement
    Being Yourself



  81. Opportunity is in the eye of the beholder. John C. Maxwell, Failing Forward
    Opportunity



  82. Potential can never be "full;" it is never-ending and our possibilities are infinite. Mary Cay Ricci, Mindsets for Parents
    Potential



  83. You will not always be strong, but you can always be brave. Beau Taplin
    Courage



  84. Human actions matter greatly; our choices and decisions make a difference. Gordon T. Smith. Courage and Calling
    Choices



  85. To be disciplined or non-disciplined is a choice you make every minute in every hour of your life. Russell Gerald Johnston, Random Wisdom
    Discipline



  86. Whatever our regret, we can learn to use its lessons and its gifts. Hamilton Beazley, No Regrets
    Regret



  87. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure. Confucius
    Preparation



  88. Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading." Benjamin Franklin
    Short Graduation Quotes



  89. Each of us has unsuspected power to accomplish what we demand of ourselves, if we care to search for it. You are no exception. Claire Weekes, Hope and Help for Your Nerves
    Accomplishment



  90. While you may have been spending a lot of your time focused on your goals, your dreams, and where you want to go, until you discover and dissolve the root cause that's keeping you stuck, you'll just keep running in circles. Mastin Kipp, Claim Your Power
    Running



  91. Rarely is the better life achieved by following the same path. Dean Gualco, Making a Difference
    Life Changing



Daily Words of Encouragement

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
No matter what kind of relationship it is, listening with an open mind and heart is powerful.
Fran Curcio, Simple Life Lessons from a Soul Sister now Grown


Monday, March 25, 2019
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.
Thich Nhat Han


Sunday, March 24, 2019
If you're not hungry for God, youíre probably full of yourself.
Author Unknown


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett


Friday, March 22, 2019
Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.
Jonas Salk


Thursday, March 21, 2019
The beach of life can be anything and everything from tranquil, calm, sunny, peaceful, and magically wonderful to gray, overcast, turbulent, roller-coaster-y, or stormy.
Barbara Legan, Trust + Love = Joy


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Focus on improving yourself and I guarantee that the quality of people you spend time with will dramatically improve.
J. D. David, How to Make Friends


More Inspirational Words To Encourage You

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa



When you are open and direct in the way you deal with people, you are imbued with a great deal of self-confidence and personal power.
Darrin Wiggins, How To Set Goals



Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:31-32



You are who you are, and nothing can change that. Youíre beautiful just as you are.
Karen Flaherty, Getting to Know YOU



Forgiveness is for YOU, not the other person. Holding a grudge weighs down your spirit and can make you become a person you donít want to be.
Joanna C Smith, Sister Chronicles



Be honest, brutally honest. That is what's going to maintain relationships.
Lauryn Hill



You could be the world's best garbage man, the world's best model; it don't matter what you do if you're the best.
Muhammad Ali



Winning in life is more than outpacing out your opponents; it is maximizing your potential to the fullest of your ability.
Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win



The only way to push yourself and be determined to persevere, is by knowing that it matters. Why would you even try if there is no point or if it isn't going anywhere? This is why a vision of what you can become and of your self-worth are so important.
V. Noot, Don't Ever Give Up



O Lord, thou givest us everything, at the price of an effort.
Leonardo Da Vinci



Don't work 70 hours a week just to get paid. Spend time up front determining your purpose.
Andrew Tye, 33 Professional Development Tips



Choosing to act with compassion and love and lifting others up is shining your light.
Neviesh Perry, To my Sisters



There's no such thing as lack of time, only lack of focus. We can all do the things we really want to do.
Robyn Pearce, Getting a Grip on Time Management


Your perception goes a long way in determining what your life is like. Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full.
Russ Stiffler



By appreciating your own qualities and abilities, you are able to not only see yourself as competent in the face of lifeís challenges and opportunities. Youíll take more risks.
Spear Rhett, How to Be Confident



They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius



Teaching children to count is not as important as teaching them what counts.
Albert Z. Freedman



It seems that the smallest lessons in life are the ones that make the biggest difference in our lives, so make no mistake, when something happens to you, it is for a reason.
Batya Shevich, Warren Buffett: To Be Rich And Successful Is Easy!



Choosing to forgive and love is way more beneficial than choosing not too.
Neviesh Perry, To my Sisters



When life is viewed through eyes of fearsightedness everything about life is seen as challenging or difficult.
Jim Phillips, From Inspiration to Intention



It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell



As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy



Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)



To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Winston Churchill



If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
Jim Carrey



Impatient never be.
Yoda



Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.



Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and say thanks to GOD for the troubles we DONíT have.
Author Unknown



The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy



The devil knows your name but calls you by your sin. God knows your sin but calls you by your name.
Ricardo Sanchez



The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate them."
Dale Carnegie



Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews



Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell



We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
Joyce Meyer



The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.
George Lucas



Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, You will be successful.
Herman Cain



The Lord knows precisely how you were made and why you were made. When something in your life goes amiss, He knows how to fix it.
David C. Cook, Good Night, God



You must get your thoughts in line because they determine what comes out of your mouth. Our words are powerful and have the ability to change not only our mood but the direction of our lives. Yvonne Haughton, Good Night Insomnia



One must not focus on the risk of saying, "Yes." The greater risk is missing opportunities by saying, "No."
Charles Sullivan, Never Say Never, Never Say No


We all have the ability to replace a negative thought with a positive one. You must be aware of what you are thinking about!
Yvonne Haughton, Good Night Insomnia



As adults we have an obligation to guide our children and to encourage them to read books that will improve their lives and inspire them to excel in life.
Dr. Marshall Hennington, Words of Wisdom For My Daughter



Success is a bright sun that obscures and makes ridiculously unimportant all the little shadowy flecks of failure.
Harold Helfer


If I could only give three words of advice, they would be 'tell the truth.' If I got three more words, I'd add: 'All the time.'
Randy Pausch



The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin



If you set a goal saying, yes I want to do this, you also need to have an answer as to why do you think it is the primary necessity for you to do that?
Razzab Shaikh, Right Steps For Success



Once the choice is made, do not look back, do not second-guess your decisions.
Muhammad Ali



Every mistake you make is only increasing your odds of succeeding.
Nick Laporta



You can't talk yourself out of a problem you behaved yourself into.
Stephen R. Covey



Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost.
Bernard F. Asuncion



Practice being positive and exceptional so much that you just can't be negative and average ever again.
Robin Sharma



I'm grateful for my faith. It carries me through when I see nothing else to help me through a situation.
Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings



People who fail often work as hard as those who succeed. The major difference is that successful people put their time into activities that give higher pay-back.
Robyn Pearce, Getting a Grip on Time Management



Communication is an important part of everyday life, and listening skills are a part of communication. All of us have "listened" to someone for a length of time, only to realize we did not know what they said.
Emilia Hardman, Active Listening 101



Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separatenessóthe false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination.
Jeraldine Saunders



Doubt is a beautiful instrument, as far concerned as learning is; but not of any help doubt is in going beyond the mind. To go beyond the mind, you need trust.
Yoda




The talents we each have been blessed with can only be developed if we use them fully to benefit the lives of others as well as our own.
Karen Casey, The Promise of a New Day



Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are, but having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient, and tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting.
Coach Bruce Brown



When I don't really know what to pray or how to pray, I take Godís words and make them my prayers.
Dannah Gresh, The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo



If you bless others you will be blessed so be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Jean Renee Porter, A New Day



It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
Paulo Coelho


So, before you even get out of bed, give silent thanks for another day on this earth.
Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively



The only way you can find out where people are in the process of determining what feels right is to ask questions and listen carefully to their answers.
Sidney C.Walker, How to Double Your Sales by Asking a Few More Questions



A Jedi apprentice's first mistake - to direct all one's attention to a single goal or object. Focus was one thing, narrow perception another.
Rogue


Stay encouraged, never give in, never give up, and just always do the best that you possibly can.
Jean Renee Porter, A New Day


I know how challenging it can be to think positive when there are so many things going wrong in your life, but until you change the way that you think, you will not achieve the life that you are looking for.
David A. Hunter, Positive Thinking


The question is not "can you make a difference?" You already do make a difference. It's just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make, during your life on this planet.
Julia Butterfly Hill


There's no job too immense, when you got confidence.
Elvis Presley


Exercise is good for your brain and is a surefire natural antidote to anxiety.
Jeff Gunn, Panic and Anxiety Relief


My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word.
Michelle Obama, Becoming


The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.
Richard Nixon


We're all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, "Who am I and how do I want to live my life?"
Elllen DeGeneres


When things go wrong, don't go with them.
Elvis Presley


Competitive spirit is still at a premium. The more you win, the better you play, the more money you make, so they all have that in mind.
Wayne Gretzky


No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.
Muhammad Ali


You be you. Don't be your parents or grandparents. You can admire them, appreciate them, and learn from them. But you cannot be them. You aren't them.
Max Lucado


As you take baby steps towards the very important goal of a new self-image, surround yourself with good things and good people that make you feel good. You need all kinds of encouragement in the early parts of this process.
John McQuilkin, Insecurity


We want to add beliefs that build us up, encourage us and support us. We want beliefs that are 'the wind beneath our wings', causing us to soar and to be all we can be.
Barbara Lucas, Put Hand to Plow


No hand can make the clock to strike the hours that are gone.
Author Unknown


. . . be encouraged that modern science and the Bible both affirm an incredibly crucial and (if you're a believer) inspiring truth: Nature had a supernatural cause.
Brian Tubbs, Why Does God Allow Suffering?


Using your favorite heroes or inspirational people as encouragements and examples for personal growth is one thing; comparing yourself to those you perceive as 'lesser' or 'better' than you is a death sentence for your advancement in your personal self-improvement.
Ian Tuhovsky, Natural Confidence Training


You need to take control and choose your influencers. Some people help you with advice, encouragement, inspiration and moral support. James O'Donnell; Rayne Hall, Mental Strength


Talk to yourself like talking to a friend; encourage yourself, praise yourself and always remind yourself that you are powerful enough to overcome all the challenges that you will encounter in the future.
Matt Morris, CPCC, Positive Thinking


Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Ruth Carter Stapleton


Starting your day in gratitude will give you the right attitude for the rest of your day.
Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively


For without God's love, God's mercy and grace, nothing you consider important would be possible. The truth of the matter is, God is first.
Iyanla Vanzant


Always listen to doubt. Even in times of great haste, take time to listen. Then trust it.
Qui-Gon Jinn


Time is one of the most precious commodities we have. Each moment is like the water in a river ó moving, fluid and never to be experienced again. How you spend your time will be the most important decision you can ever make on earth.
Kellye Laughery, Blended Well


If you dream big, believe big, and pray big. Do you know what will happen? Big Things!!
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I


Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I


Dance invites you to take risks; it challenges you to overcome your own perceived limits, and in so doing fosters confidence and courage.
Holly Hatcher-Frazier


Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least"
Author Unknown


God enters the world through folks like you and comes on days like today. So be alert . . . today just might be your Christmas story.
Max Lucado, God Is With You Every Day


Instead of looking for way or solutions to change a situation, we are often guilty of seeing only problems for ourselves first. Keep this is mind when other people come to you for encouragement. Don't shoot their goals down when you first hear about them. Remember that we all have opinions and preconceived ideas about things. But that doesn't mean it can't be done.
Catherine Pulsifer, Preconceived Notions


...goals allow you to take control. Instead of living life by chance, you live by choice.
Kam Knight, Goal Setting


We can't stop bad things from happening, but we can stop our relentless focus on how things were or how we want them to be, and develop a deeper appreciation for what we have now.
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Fear


A dream that never dies eventually demands attention.
Debbie Macomber, Once Upon a Time


Don't allow anyone to denigrate or inhibit your lofty aspirations. Your dreams can take you much higher and much farther than anyone ever thought possible!
Buzz Aldrin, No Dream Is Too High


...I have learned true optimism is not just a feeling. It's a state we consciously and consistently choose to be in.
Zander Tsadwa, 13 Months of Sunshine


Ensure your spiritual and emotional well-being by enriching your life with inspirational material on a regular basis. Always remember, it is good nourishment for the soul.
Paul Martens, Unlocking Potential


Don't blindly accept what everyone is saying. Think for yourself.
Thomas Moore, Soul Mates


Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
Yoda


The sun shines everywhere, not just at the beach.
Brande Roderick


Yes, I know some days are more difficult than others. But if you program your mind in a positive way, you wonít have to drag through certain days just hoping to get to Friday so you can finally enjoy life.
Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday


Being confident with what you do drives you to achieve your goals, work at your best and overcome any challenges that come your way.
Matt Morris, CPCC, Positive Thinking


If you accept other people's negativity, you allow your life to be limited by their lack of imagination.
Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook


Think before you act, and learn before you judge.
Amanda Green, Living with depression and anxiety


You may think you have a great attitude, but does everyone around you feel the same way? My point is that you should realize that your attitude can always be improved.
Peter van Geest, New Job


When you are responsible for your own behavior, then you have the power to change it.
Yolanda Lewis, Reverse the Curse


Encouragement is a driving force in any work, and there are many people and programs dedicated to protecting beaches.
Orrin H. Pilkey, The World's Beaches


In fact, by almost any objective measure we are blessed to live better now, on average, than in any other period in history.
Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement


The right people encourage you: To try harder, dream bigger, do better. They bring out the most incredible parts of yourself and make you want to fight harder than ever before.
Heidi Priebe, This Is Me Letting You Go


Maybe you've been through some disappointments or have had some unfair things happen in your life. None of that affects your potential, which has been put in you permanently by the Creator of the universe.
Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Become a Better You


Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Bruce Lee


Never stop learning and never stop thinking and asking, "why not?"
Steven Levi, Off The Wall Thinking


For every dream that you have, your week needs to match that dream.
Eric Thomas


Encouragement is a driving force in any work, and there are many people and programs dedicated to protecting beaches.
Orrin H. Pilkey, The World's Beaches


If we strive to improve ourselves by only 1% every day, we will be that much better at the end of each month.
Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration


As I have discovered again and again, things are never as bad (or as good) as they seem at the time.
Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth


It takes courage to be your whole self so you can do your best work so you can be the change you want to see so you can do what your worthy cause most needs you to do.
Shelly Francis, The Courage Way


There is nothing I can learn about myself that God does not already know, and still I am loved.
Gary L. Harbaugh, Pastor as Person


Not many great things have ever been done without struggling, stand up for your dream, a definite plan and burning desire can get you there.
Okorote Emmanuel, Don't Take Care; Take The Chance!


Learn from other people, especially those who are successful.
Don Meyer, Basketball Skills & Drills


Everyone needs resilience, because one thing is certain, life includes adversities.
Karen Reivich, The Resilience Factor


All of us experience some setbacks along the way. These seemingly negative events are not necessarily bad. They can forge our character and help building our unique self.
Paul David Brand, Living Well, Learning Life Lessons


Destiny is a decision - a difficult decision, a daring decision, a counterintuitive decision. You fulfill your destiny one opportunity at a time.
Mark Batterson, Chase the Lion


No matter how good youíve become, you can become better. No matter what youíve done so far, you still havenít fulfilled your potential.
Mark Sanborn, The Potential Principle


The Bible tells us to "encourage one another and build each other up" (1 Thessalonians 5:11). As you build others up, youíll find that God builds into your life as well through your deep relationships with him and others. Rick Warren


Good things and success don't come to those who sit and do nothing; they come to those who stand up and do something. Charles Sullivan, Never Say Never, Never Say No


However, as I stumble through life, tripping over many obstacles and making far too many mistakes, I have discovered a wonderful and comforting secret. I am beginning to understand that these trials are opportunities for personal growth. Colin McCartney, The Beautiful Disappointment


Life is meant to have meaning and to be lived with purpose.
Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win


I have been at peace with myself and at war with myself. Peace is better.
Melanie Willard, Dare to be Raw


We cannot over-estimate ourselves, but we must not presume that we lack self-worth or the potential to make a positive difference.
Simon Bell, A Kinship of Purpose


How many words of love and care and encouragement can we speak over the course of a year? The choice really is up to us, since we are the ones who control our flapping jaws.
Karen Ehman, Keep It Shut


The more hopeful we are in our God, the more our prayers are filled with thanksgiving. If we want hope and not discouragement Ė spend time thanking God.
Rachel Larkin, 21 Prayers of Thanksgiving


Learning is about the way the world changes our mind, but our minds can also change the world. Alison Gopnik, The Philosophical Baby


Students get diplomas when they graduate from high school, but I think they should also get diplomas for simply surviving the teen years.
Melanie Willard, Dare to be Raw


High achievers and top performers certainly arenít average, but they definitely arenít superhuman - even if you currently see them that way.
David Fairweather, Winning Mindset


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Dr. Seuss


We are all responsible and accountable for what we do or say even if those behaviors occur in stressful times. Byron Pulsifer, Nails That Destroy


Success isn't easy, and that's a good thing - at least in business. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it and your competition would be outrageous!
David Fairweather, Winning Mindset


There is nothing you could ever do that would change the way God feels about you.
John Burke, Imagine Heaven Devotional


Changing a habit requires conscious intention, repetition, and willpower.
Lauren Walker, The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription


Every man at some point in life needs help; to start something, go through something or get hold of something.
Tope Adebayo, Gratitude


Your story is the greatest legacy you will leave to your friends. Itís the longest-lasting inheritance you will leave to your heirs.
Steve Saint, Walking His Trail


Expect the best from people you lead.
Alan Loy Mcginnis, Bringing Out Best in People


The pursuit of 'more' often leads us down blind alleys towards the dead ends weíre trying to avoid.
Bernadette Jiwa, Story Driven


But I believe that personal, trustful relationships still form the cornerstone of our industry - and your business.
Ross Wilson, The Happy Agent


The Bible says God blesses those who realize their need for Him.
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge


Overbuying habits are often linked to low self-worth, ... No object can make you more or less of a person.
Tara Button, A Life Less Throwaway


We cannot be successful on our own. We need the help, support, and encouragement of those around us.
David DeNotaris


People see me and say, 'If you can do it, so can I,' and I am there to tell them yes, yes they can.
Emma Rhodes, ED.D


Just as a gardener doesn't reach into a seed and pull out a plant, a therapist doesnít reach into people and make them change. Rather, therapists provide people with what they need to grow.
Leslie Becker-Phelps, Insecure in Love



We're influenced by the preachers and sermons we hear. God speaks to us through them.
Rob Westbrook, Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors


Important changes take time, and this requires a lot of patience and perseverance. It also requires a big dose of kindness, not only to others but to oneself.
Dolores Ayotte, I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay


Life is about making an impact, changing things and leaving things better than you found them. Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You


Those who intensely fear failing end up falling short of their potential. We either learn to fail or we fail to learn.
Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy


Purpose is what drives you. It offers the deepest sense of fulfillment.
Joanna Barsh, Grow Wherever You Work


You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
Michael Jordan


Remember to focus on goals that are within your control. Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge


In Christ, we have everything we need for joy - the forgiveness of our sins, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, a purpose worth living for, and the assurance of eternity with God.
Rob Renfroe, The Joy Stealers


Whether in athletics, business, government, or in the context of oneís own family, the best leaders inspire others to harness their utmost potential to benefit the common good.
Peter Tormey, The Thursday Speeches


Ideas donít happen in isolation. You must embrace opportunities to broadcast and then refine your ideas through the energy of those around you.
Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen


Worry, bitterness, negativity, busyness and guilt -they will all steal our joy - but only if we let them.
Rob Renfroe, The Joy Stealers


Some of the greatest victories in life begin with being faithful in the small things.
Leif Hetland, Giant Slayers


Everyone learns more from your actions than from what you say.
Barb Bailey, How to Detach from Negative People


Perhaps it would be a good idea, fantastic as it sounds, to muffle every telephone, stop every motor and halt all activity for an hour some day to give people a chance to ponder for a few minutes on what it is all about, why they are living and what they really want.
James Truslow Adams


Each Christian has a unique set of gifts, callings, and responsibilities that influence the scope and manner in which to fulfill the biblical mandate to help the poor.
Steve Corbett, When Helping Hurts


You can achieve any dreams you set your mind to. Don't underestimate the power of your dreams.
Corinna Kong, Train For Joy


One of the greatest sources of insecurity and frustration is our tendency to try and change things that we donít have any control of.
Ryan Help


Those who have positive expectations experience positive results more often than those who have negative expectations. So itís vital to make sure your perceptions are positive.
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge


We could not help thinking as we moved among these extraordinary can-do people who encouraged us, rather than discouraged us, that there really should be more of them in this world.
Janette Benaddi, Four Mums in a Boat


Each day is sweet, like biting into a fresh ripe strawberry that is so juicy and delicious you canít believe how wonderful it is and how blessed you are to be the one tasting it.
Evelyn Roberts Brooks, You Were Born to Triumph


It is so important to focus on the things you desire in your relationship, rather than all of the things you fear. What you focus on grows.
Stanley Steel, How to Not Be Jealous


Like many things in life, your compassion is a skill that can be exercised.
Simeon Lindstrom


If you are not being treated with respect, donít be a doormat.
Robert Rain, Dealing With Jealousy, Insecurity and Trust Issues


Figuring out what youíre grateful for is actually something that change your life, and gratitude has multiple physical and psychosocial benefits.
Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity, Jealousy and Anxiety in Relationships


One key to achieving success in sports is learning how to focus on the task and not let negative thoughts intrude.
Gary Mack, Mind Gym


In truth, emotions are among the most powerful and efficient mechanisms we have to guide good decisions.
David DeSteno, Emotional Success


Rather than relying solely on your own internal resolve and strength, true commitment means you've built several external defense systems around your goals. It means you've created conditions to make the achievement of your goals inevitable.
Benjamin Hardy, Willpower Doesn't Work


Jesus reminds us that prayer is a little like children coming to their parents. Our children come to us with the craziest requests at times.
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home


It is important to have self-belief. You need to believe that it is possible to change and improve your performance.
Rhonda Cohen, Sport Psychology


...anger if not controlled it can become a very destructive tool which can cause a lot of problems with interpersonal relationships and even at work.
Lee Davis, Anger Management


It's tempting to reserve the giver label for larger-than-life heroes such as Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi, but being a giver doesn't require extraordinary acts of sacrifice. It just involves a focus on acting in the interests of others...
Adam M. Grant Ph.D., Give and Take


Once you are able to learn controlling your anger, you will notice that you feel better and you have greater chances that you will be able to get whatever you need and want.
Paul James, Anger Management


Your subconscious mind drives your thoughts, feelings, and actions. And your actions will determine the long-term outcomes of your life. Therefore, think right. When you change your thoughts, you can change your life. Corinna Kong, Train For Joy


Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain


Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place, or thing.
Wayne W. Dyer, Everyday Wisdom For Success


Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have found we can all learn something from just about anyone, if we approach others with an open mind, take the time to get to know them, seek out, and listen for what they can teach us.
Ken Poirot, Mentor Me





Faith is still the central thing we need, whether for this part of the journey or for what lies ahead.
Nancy Wilson, The Silver Lining


To be happy, to me, is to suffer less. If we were not capable of transforming the pain within ourselves, happiness would not be possible.
Thich Hanh, Anger


... we can say people who have good emotional health and are acutely aware of their thoughts, behavior, and feelings, are the ones who have learned ways to cope with stress, anxiety and daily problems ...
Alexander Chase, Positive Thinking


Successful performance in sport is largely about being able to perform well in tough situations; the same can be said of business.
Martin Turner, Jamie Barker, What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology


When you're more focused in life, you're paying attention to the plan and you're in control of the everyday distractions that are thrown in your way.
Renil M. George, Focus


Know that no one is capable of making you upset without your consent.
Wayne Dyer, The Invisible Force


Abraham Lincoln ... had little formal education. The sixteenth president never let the low social standing that he was born into be a reason for not succeeding, nor did he let a lack of schooling prevent him from learning.
Jared Krebsbach, Failed Yet Famous


The truth is we can't control how other people act, but we can control how we respond to them.
Jeff Davis, The Power of Authentic Leadership


Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.
Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism


No matter how difficult or easy your life may be at any given moment, it is possible to experience meaning and happiness.
Marshall Goldsmith


There is one thing you can count on as your children get older: They will have more questions than you will have answers.
Elyse Fitzpatrick, Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions


Job transitions don't have to be painful. Perhaps a job transition is just life's way of telling us that itís time for something better.
Vicki Morris, Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks


... if you start making subtle changes in lifestyle, environment, and people in your life, you will begin to notice little changes in your attitude as well.
Dr. Phillip Terrance, Tips & Tricks To Increasing Motivation


... you can find the tools, but you must apply them to help you succeed. Knowledge without action is arrogance. Once you have the tools you need to change your life, it is up to you to change it.
Dave O'Brian, 7 Life Changing Lessons


None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that?
Max Lucado



People who have decided to change something about their selves are now happy and successful because they overcame their fears and obstacles, and learned new habits, while they developed their own self-confidence and self-responsibility.
Bill McDowell, Habits



Make today "Judgment Free" in words, and, most important, in thought. Letís work on altering the way we think about others.
Orly Wahba, Kindness Boomerang



For personal happiness, it is always a good activity to periodically make a list of the things you love to do. Try and find the time to do these things as much as possible.
Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day




If you died tomorrow, are there three things that your eulogists could say you did to make the world a better place for your having lived in it?
Les Brown



No lives are dispensable; of none can it be said that their lives or work do not matter. Each person brings beauty, creativity and significance to the table.
Gordon T. Smith. Courage and Calling


The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. It all comes down to what you do today.
John C. Maxwell, JumpStart Your Priorities



God doesn't always take you out of the problem. He stretches your faith by taking you through the problem.
Rick Warren



We all have inspirational people in our lives; people who have encouraged and inspired us to believe in ourselves. Many of these people have inspired me by their books and recordings. Their words of wisdom are ones that can apply to all of our lives.
Catherine Pulsifer



No matter how difficult and distracting life is, our job is to focus, to work through it, to keep our eyes and our efforts where they belong.
Rick Pitino, The One-Day Contract



Through kindness, through affection, through honesty, through truth and justice towards all others, we benefit ourselves as well.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers



In times of difficulty, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and hope. Sometimes the easiest and most powerful way to get a message across is through a story. Stories hold our attention and stay with us long after we have heard them ... stories of optimism, faith, and strength.
Verusha Singh, Inspirational Short Stories About Success And Happiness



Doing the work to improve your life is simple, you can do it, and it's work you want to do - because it's the most important work that there is.
Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule



You can set all of the goals that you want, but if they aren't the right kind of goals they aren't going to do anything for you and you'll fail to reach the full potential that you are capable of.
Jonny Bell, Sports Psychology



If humanity learnt to gauge its every action by the simple criterion of kindness Ė always to ask if it is, on balance, the kindest thing to do? Ė the world would be much happier.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers



YOU are everything youíve been looking for. YOU are the person you have been waiting for. The world is waiting for . . . YOU.
Kute Blackson, You Are The One



If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. Pat Riley, Basketball Coach



... human beings care about each other. Whatever their background, religion, culture and condition, on a person-to-person level, just about everyone everywhere wants to be good to others.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers



Be allergic to failure and addicted to success.
Daniel Roberts



Now is the time to focus on cultivating a positive, upbeat attitude about the future. Weed out the negative people in your life, the ones who focus only on all the bad things in the world.
Gail Mewes



Everyone shines, given the right lighting.
Susan Cain


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