In today’s virtual world of social media apps and networking websites, it is impossible to miss our daily doses of inspirational quotes and motivational messages. Be it a good morning image or a good night one, be it an inspirational story or a touching picture, it is extremely easy to lay our hands over such wonderful jewels of joy. That does mean motivation or inspiration is a new-age phenomenon. Though the entry port of this dose has changed, the underlying message remains the same. Earlier books, cards and inspirational talks made their impact, while today smartphones are adding their charm.

     Inspirational quotes come across as colorful reminders along the path. They guide us about the journey ahead, while adding their own unique charm. These quotes are not some secret formulas to achieve what you need. But, they certainly bring you closer to the realities of life. Quotes are wonderful fragments of lessons that motivate, encourage, enlighten and guide. Their primary purpose is to keep you going, even while you are surrounded by challenges, difficulties, worries and troubles. Quotes are highly specific to situations and circumstances. Often, when we are bogged down by a trouble and come across a perfect appropriate quote, it lights us up towards the solution.

  So, while we all agree that inspirational quotes are perfect for us in one way or the other, the blogger in me was tempted to create my own diary. While I read various quotes and draw inspiration from them, I was prompted to share it with you all. As I approach them often with a hope to be motivated, what better way to preserve than penning down a collection? This diary of quotes will be my companion, as I walk through difficult circumstances and undesirable situations.

    While I hope to write my own quotes someday, I will be excited to design such a diary once again. Till then, I will make a collection of all wonderful quotes that inspire me every passing day. My sincere gratitude to each of the amazing writers and philosophers who have gifted us with such excellent quotes to keep us going. Their words will stay alive in our memories forever, showering the much needed pearls of wisdom, maturity, joy and encouragement.  

 

1. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”  – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

As each day is a unique experience in itself, I believe in this saying due to its focus on present. Rather than worrying about preparation for the future, it is important to give your best today.

 

2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart.”- Helen Keller

As we mature and move ahead in life, we realize that materials and luxuries are just assistants to improve our life. What we truly needed for eternal joy is unlimited supply of love, emotions, feelings and affection.

 

3. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn

Another quote that talks about living in the present, this thought urges us to live every moment to the fullest. It is essential to drawn happiness from our present moments, instead of waiting for bigger things in the future.

 

4.  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” - Jimmy Dean

Life is all about uncertain situations. It is not in our capacity to avoid some unexpected turn of events or twists in the plans, but it is certainly possible to deal with challenges with a strong mind. If we stay focused with a positive outlook, we can sail through difficulties easily.

 

5.  “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin

As change is the only constant, it is essential to adopt flexibility and open mindedness. If we accept changes and variations with open arms, we can adapt ourselves to any uncertain situation to make the most of it. Rigid attitude towards life can lead to nothing but stagnation.

 

6. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

We often give more weight-age to opinions and rely on others to seek acceptance into the society. While criticism is healthy to bring improvement, it is also important to understand the real motive. If one uses it to make you feel inferior or small, you should not allow it into your system.

 

7. "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

I always believe that holding regrets is an absolutely useless activity. It only drains away your happiness, without yielding any outcome. Hence I am always in love with this thought as it urges one to make the most of present. Explore, dream, discover and create while you can and do take risks in life.

 

8. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." - Greg Anderson

It is essential to enjoy every step in the process, instead of focusing on the outcome alone. Every step showers unique experiences, lessons and adventures that are more fun-filled than the end product.

 

9. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward

Gratitude and appreciation are extremely essential aspects to bring out the best in us and those around. It offers encouragement and happiness, leading to favorable results in the future. One must always express gratitude and appreciation for all the good things in life.

 

10. "Do it or not. There is no try."Yoda

‘Try’ is often used as a convenient excuse to bail out from a task. Instead of trying, we must pour our efforts to accomplish an activity. The result may turn out into a successful act or a failed attempt, yet it is important to ‘do’ it rather than just ‘try’.

 

Hunt for your inspirational quotes and inculcate their value in your life, after all impact of such words linger forever!

 

 

Published by Lavanya