We all know that life is full of ebbs and flows. So, it’s only natural to turn to famous sayings to get motivation and go through tough times with renewed strength. Whether you’re feeling down about your current situation or just need some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of 13 ‘You Got This’ quotes that will get you moving forward.
These gems will help you refocus and go through failures with your head high and ambitions intact. So, pick one or two to print and stick to your room during challenging times. You won’t regret it! That said, let’s dive right in:
“When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, then look to those who have been given less.”
– Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
According to research, the most common reason for depression, envy, and feelings of not being good enough is comparison, especially with the use of social media. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we compare ourselves, our situations, problems, and what others have that we don’t.
We often look at those who have things we want; luxuries, money, fame, beauty, etc. And this can send us downwards into negativity, thinking we’re not good enough and can never get what we want in life.
This is especially true when our own lives are filled with problems while those who were once on our level, like friends, siblings, cousins, etc., get ahead in life. It hurts – the constant comparison and feeling of deprivation is not something to take lightly.
However, if you want to achieve what you desire and leave this habit of constant comparison, the simple solution is to start looking at those who don’t have what you have. Not to feel better than anyone, but to appreciate that things could have been way worse. This will help you practice and maintain a mindset of gratitude.
That’s when you can really start moving forward without getting distracted by what others have, and you don’t; success will follow when you’re that focused.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
This is a very strong and empowering statement to those not feeling positive about their current and future situations.
All you need right now is to practice ‘faith‘ and be confident in your approach to sorting things out. It will definitely lead you to take more control of your life and change how you see it.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
You should start by being aware of what you currently have in your life. This may include the following:
- Educational Background
Once you’ve identified your assets, you should look at how you can use them to change your life for the better. Everything you have in your life has a purpose and can help you do better.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
If you look at this quote closely, you’ll know there’s a deep thought behind this saying.
If you are going through hell, stopping would mean staying in that hellish situation forever. However, if you keep moving, sooner or later, you’ll make it out.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
This quote should be a motto for everyone, as it emphasizes the importance of just doing whatever you need to do to move forward. You’re still inching toward your goal, even if your pace is slower.
You could be the slowest runner on the planet, but if you never stop running, you’ll eventually make it to the finish line.
This is why Martin Luther King Jr. also said, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
-Charles R. Swindoll
You have no control over what happens to you, but you do have a lot of control over how you react to situations. If you react positively, then it will be easy for you to move forward.
However, if you are reacting negatively, you’ll just keep repeating the same negative thoughts in your mind and either lose confidence or give up completely. This will further make you feel worse, starting a vicious circle.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
It’s true. If you want to do something, you need execution to get it, not getting stuck on analysis paralysis.
Make a strategy and take action; otherwise, you’d still be there where you are now in the next 10 years.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
This one hits home when it comes to doing something that seems impossible and scares you to the core. This is because when we are at the starting point of a big task, we spend most of the time worrying about whether or not it can be done. However, almost every goal is achievable with quick action, faith, and the ability to maneuver through challenges.
Do you think Neil Armstrong was 100% certain that he’ll reach the moon? Probably not! He must’ve dealt with the fear of doing something so risky and uncertain. However, he did it and paved the way for many who thought it was impossible.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
This is a compelling statement, especially if you’re having trouble achieving what you want. It tells you that opportunities and good fortune are something you create for yourself; if you do, then you’re bound to get results.
Do you know how you create opportunities? By knocking on doors – as many as possible! This can mean networking, staying active in the community, leveraging online platforms to put yourself out there, and never giving up! No one will give you the opportunity to do what you want to do if you stay hidden behind closed doors.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
-Thomas A. Edison
Edison failed 1000 times but kept trying and eventually invented the light bulb, so rest assured the guy knows what he’s talking about when he says success is the product of not giving up.
However, do not take this quote for its face value only. Not giving up and being unreasonably stubborn are two different things.
Not giving up makes sense when you learn something and improve upon it after every failure. If you are not finding any value out of failure, then perhaps it’s best to switch lanes.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Success is all about going through different situations and learning from them to succeed in the long run.
So, don’t let failures discourage you; keep moving forward with the same or better enthusiasm. Just do what you can do at the moment and improve upon your mistakes.
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
-John D. Rockefeller
Do you ever get stuck in a situation where you know you can do much better but are afraid of leaving your current comfort zone? We’ve been in the same, and trust me, it won’t get better unless you try to make it.
For instance, you may be at a job that’s burning you out but you are afraid that starting your own venture may result in failure and job loss. You won’t be able to escape this situation unless you give this ‘good’ up and strive for ‘greatness’ by taking the leap of faith.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
Steve Jobs explains that most people don’t understand what goes beneath the tip of the iceberg called success. So, he states that “most overnight successes” didn’t happen overnight; they happened over the years involving countless failures, sacrifices, tears, and all-nighters.
We sometimes forget that when we look at those who have become successful. We start thing that we can achieve our dreams just as quickly. However, you have to be ready to put in the work.
No matter how hard things get, one thing is certain – you are strong enough to make it. It may not be easy at first, but with these inspiring quotes, you will soon realize that they are here to motivate you to achieve your goals.
Read these quotes again. Then get back up and embark on the path of success once again!