My Top 12 Favourite Inspirational Quotes

Sound dog1. When you have made a mistake or things don’t work out as you expected:

 “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”

~ Michael Jordan

2. When you need to get your Big Girl Panties on:

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

~ Alice Walker

3. When you are weighing up a big decision:

“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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.”

~ Mark Twain

4. When the going gets tough:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

~ Winston Churchill

5. When you are feeling intimidated or socially ill at ease:

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

6. When you need to stop procrastinating:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

~ Zig Ziglar

7. When your life-work balance has got out of whack:

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

8. When things are not going yrou way and you need to .shift perspective:

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand.” 

~ Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates Of the Carribean

9. When you are unsure about following your intuition:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

~ Steve Jobs

10. When you need to consider the big picture:

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

~ Francis Cha

11. When you need to be brave:

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

~ Anais Nin

12. When you need to move the hell on:

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

–Helen Keller

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positive balance, Louise Thompson, wellbeing, life coach,

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