Motivational quotes are amazing.

There’s nothing like having a bit of wisdom wrapped up in tight little sentences to help propel you forward throughout life challenges. Best of all, there’s a quote for every occasion.

For now, here are 6 quick quotes that you can absolutely live by:


“A flower does not think about competing with the next flower, it just blooms.” -Unknown 

What a lovely thought and helpful reminder. It can be easy to get swept away in all of the competition hoopla. No matter where you turn it seems that there’s a subliminal force telling you to be better, more intelligent, and the most beautiful.

But who are we trying to upstage?

As long as you’re striving to be better than the person you were the day before, that counts as a success.

Comparing yourself to others is never a good idea. You’ll either end up with an inflated sense of importance, or perhaps even worse, never really recognize yourself for the truly amazing person that you are.


“You got to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” – Nina Simone 

No matter how good the meal was, when the waiter is done servicing, there’s no need to stick around. If you find that your relationships aren’t fulfilling you like they used to, perhaps it’s time to let them go.

Know your worth and what you deserve.

Once you do, it will be easy to spot when it’s time to bid farewell to those who may no longer have your best interests at heart.


“Failure is the chance to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford 

It sucks when things don’t go your way, but that’s no reason to give up hope. A perceived failure rewards you with the knowledge to do things better the second time around.

Even if you don’t get it right the next time, or even the third or fourth, at least you won’t make the same mistakes. Each time you try, you get a step closer to nailing your goal.

So “fail” confidently.


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

Sometimes our time lines don’t match up with our realities. It can be disappointing to miss the mark when it comes to personal deadlines, but as long as you are still pressing forward, your dreams can be achieved.

Don’t sabotage your vision by giving up. Reaching your goals a little later than expected is better than never reaching them at all.


“You did not wake up today to be mediocre.” – Unknown

God has equipped us all with a purpose; a beautiful and meaningful gift hidden inside. Knowing that should be enough motivation to not just wander throughout life without any drive.

There are things you are destined to achieve. You have unique and special talents that no one else can execute quite like you. So go and be great!


“The idea is to die young…as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu 

If given the choice, the majority of us would love to live out our golden years in peace and relaxation. However, getting to that point can sometimes seem like a challenge of its own.

Life constantly throws us curveballs, wearing on us mentally and even physically. But no matter the situation, it’s up to you to seek the things that bring you joy.

Whether it’s a quiet moment to meditate, much needed “girl time” with friends, or embracing your hobbies with renewed vigor, do the things that will keep you feeling young and your mind sharp. Even if you’re blessed with a long life, it’s up to you to decide whether you’ll die “young” or not.

These are just a few of the helpful reminders that I carry with me. Now it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite quotes to live by?

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