Quotes to live by

An usual Thursday afternoon.I was out for my walk.This park where I go for walking is one of my favourite places in Minneapolis.The park contains two  small lakes , connected by a pedestrian bridge.The park is the site of various cultural, social and political events.So on the pedestrian bridge I always see politics related slogans written all over or sometimes advertisements and contact numbers which I never cared to look at.But that day it was different.From very far I could see people clicking pictures on the Bridge which is quite unusual.And as soon as I approached the Bridge without a second thought I started Clicking a picture. 🙂

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It sure made my day.I was already having a rough week.It is so amazing how simple few words can make you feel so better, Brings that cheer on your face, makes you feel so positive about life.

I don’t know if its just me , these kind of stuffs always interests me.Simple words like these carry enormous weight,more than we sometimes think.We humans are aspirational. We always look up to role models and leaders and follow what they say.Words from recognized people hold more weight, because of the assumption that these people in such great positions , they must be accomplished , wise or otherwise its difficult to have achieved those positions.And perceptions like that can make messages/ sayings from them more powerful.

I remember my Father giving me the first diary when I was 10 years old.It wasn’t the most fancy one.But for me it was beautiful.I was obsessed with Diaries back then.I still am :).I took care of it like a jewel.Little did I know what to do with that.Few of my classmates used diaries as notepads just to scribble something etc.But I wanted to make it special.I had no idea about writing a diary , daily planners etc.So I started writing these Motivational Quotes.Then there was this Favorite teacher of mine in High School, who encouraged me to continue writing down all the inspiration quotes.I still remember that day and it was one of the great moment.I continued writing these quotes as my favorite hobby.

Boho girl writing in her diary wearing a floral dress

We people have a tendency to go back to the known patterns and fall back into the rut that we have known for a long time.So we have to read and read again and adjust these words in the manner that work for us.Sometimes that is by writing them down.Sometimes that is just remembering them and repeating them.And these quotes have different perspective in different people and brings totally different dimension to the complete picture.

I have a  lot of diaries which contains only these motivational quotes.As I went to college with my pocket money I could buy Diaries just for writing these quotes.I had to keep my hobby aside due to my studies .I did not  get much time to write,But I never stopped reading them and getting inspired.

And in this Era of Internet, finding motivational quotes is as easy as well googling “quotes about ” and then narrowing your search. Almost all of us are active on Social networks .For those who regularly use Facebook , its almost impossible to get rid of these Inspirational quotes .They are everywhere .In the news feed , shared by fellow friend and almost everyone.And then there are websites like Brainy quote & Good reads that specialize in just pulling out the required Quote.People love inspirational quotes in beautiful hand writing,We even like them when they are out of a Photoshop job.We print them on t-shirts , We see them on posters and even tattoo them on our bodies.

When things get tough many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration.I have read many wonderful self-help and inspirational books , that I even care to remember.At the end of the day each of these books have left me with a key concept and ideas.There seems to be a selection process that narrows the number of people who are drawn to motivational quotes.Beyond that , the message that someone else believes you can achieve what you want to achieve can be a powerful force to try harder.It is like your parents,partner teacher or a friend believes you can do something , you’re more likely to do it.And I feel there are many ways to say the same thing ,one may be more pleasing and convenient than all the others because of the way the words are arranged.

“whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe , it can achieve”  -Napoleon Hill

These quotes are tried and tested over the years and have motivated people to follow their dreams , ranging from from self-help ,to be focused ,to trust relationships and the people in it , to be disciplined etc.Too many times , we don’d know where to turn to and what to do and end up listening to advise from others who may be in the same boat as us.And these quotes connect us with the words of wisdom from people who have been there and done that.In times of hardship or self doubt , inspirational quotes can be the must needed that gets you re-motivated to do the thing that you do everyday whether its hit the gym,go to work or work on your side project.It might not be enough to live on but it will be helpful in getting you moving again.

And then there are many discussions and articles about people who are addicted to motivational quotes on social media.You can never be motivated 365 days a year.Sometimes you are sad , crying, failed in love, failed at work, failed at studies.You can not be romantic all the time,but you still listen to your favourite romantic song anytime.The same strategy applies here.I am a motivational quotes collector addict.I believe motivation is important and one of the easy way to get motivated is through quotes and famous sayings.

As we people are getting lost in our fast paced lives we all need such things .All of us seek an escape or some means to help us better cope with the stresses.Words of Wisdom surely help in such times.

Nothing is Impossible.The word itself says “I am Possible” – Audrey Hepburn        

Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.~ Grace Coddington

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Gandhi

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.Ernest Hemingway

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T.S Eliot

 

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