5 Quotes That Will Change Your Outlook On Life
Sometimes you need something to help you get your shit together
Everybody loves reading quotes.
Quotes are a simple, effective way to motivate people like you to get their shit together to go after the life they want.
Quotes are great reminders of our humanity, capability, and strength. We know that sometimes being strong isn’t always a choice and it just becomes a part of our human nature.
Even when we don’t believe that, we need to have those little reminders of our self-worth in the hopes that we can get our shit together.
I’m not an expert in life. I’m only 24, so I haven’t been around the block a lot. There are so many things I wish I knew at 18 and things I want to know at 80.
But for the time being, I prefer to get my shit together now so that I can live the life I’ve always wanted.
The seven quotes below are ones that you may have already read. You may think some of them are even cliche. But as far as I’m concerned, if something is cliche because it’s heard over and over again, it’s normally always true.
“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzshe
You’ve definitely heard this one once or twice.
If you’ve been through so much shit you don’t ever want to remember, you know how strong you are today. You’ve been through unforgettable, unforgivable things no human ever deserves to go through, and you know that’s just how life works.
What doesn’t break your heart into deformed pieces with jagged edges can be glued back together with some hot glue and hard work.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein
Say you and your significant other are separated right now.
You’re crying yourself to sleep, you’re barely eating, and you’re wondering what the fuck went wrong. Oh, and you lost your job, too. And your childhood dog died.
Life could not get more shitty for you.
As much as you don’t want to believe in any good right now, know that what you’re going through now isn’t your end goal.
It’s just a bump in the road (in the case above, it’s a ditch you drove into filled with debris and the tears of children) you’re traveling on that can cause damage to your car, but it’s fixable.
“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now.” — Christopher Paolini
I explained this concept in my article, “Lessons I Learned In Therapy.”
Imagine that your mind is a metronome.
In one moment, it’s forward and bac the other. That’s how you can imagine being in the past, present, and future.
A very well kept mind thinks about both the past and the future while grounding themselves in the present. But you can become stuck somewhere.
You start overthinking about things that have happened in the past or what may happen in the future.
The past has already happened, and the future doesn’t exist yet. As much as you want to control time, it doesn’t work like that. Focusing on the past or the future takes away from what you’ve got going on in the present.
“Change is inevitable; you can either effect it or accept it.” — Jack Canfield
Have you ever imagined your life stuck in a pendulum of monotony?
It goes back and forth, cutting into something that can’t be brought back to life, because that’s how it’s supposed to work and you’re operating it?
You can always stop, you know.
Without change in life, there is no adventure. There is no meaning in anything. Life becomes stagnant. Change
If change scares you, there will come a time when something will happen in your life where you will want to.
According to Kris Gage, “And if you really want to change and somehow ‘can’t,’ you almost certainly will once you get fed up. And everything is everything from there.”
“Don’t wait for everything to be perfect to begin enjoying your life.” — Jennifer L. Silvershein, LCSW
You don’t need to look ahead to give yourself hope of a happy life.
You already live a happy life, even if it doesn’t seem like it most days. Y
You will never be satisfied with life if you’re wondering what your life could be like instead of appreciating what it already is.
What are some of your favorite quotes? What quote(s) has completely changed the way you view life?
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Katrina Loos is a writer and poet based in Oklahoma City. When she’s not reading and writing, you can find her on Twitter, loving on cats, and reading and writing some more.