sixteen little pieces of motivation;

So, I’ve been feeling a little blah lately, for no reason at all. And I’m sure some of you out there are struggling with the same, so I thought I’d share some quotes that I’ve stumbled across throughout the years that help me to keep perspective and stay motivated. Some have my thoughts attached, some are better left as they are; let’s face it, I could not have said them any better.


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. – Anonymous | Keep this in mind. I promise it will help you, even on your darkest days.

We have to choose happiness, and keep choosing it. – Henri J.M. Nouwen

In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how much you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. – Buddha

Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman | A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

No matter how you are living your life, no matter how different you are, no matter how you dress or how you look or how successful you are, if you are real, genuine and unapologetically yourself, the right people will respect you. And the wrong people… well, they’re irrelevant. – Anonymous

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. – Oscar Wilde | If I’ve learned anything in my twenty-one years, it is knowing how important it is to love yourself. Curl up in your bed with a cup of coffee or tea. Read a book. Take a nap. Take care of yourself. And everything else will take care of itself.

Success is the best revenge. – Kanye West

Where is your will to be weird? – Jim Morrison | Don’t let anyone talk you into being someone else. Unless you’re a paid actress; only then is it acceptable.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. – Rita Schiano | Too often we dwell on the bad things in our lives, but it is important to remind yourself of all the blessings you have. Because I know you have them. They may be hard to find on a bad day, but take a look around you — The world is spinning, and life will go on. Focus on the good.

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. – Anonymous

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together. – Elizabeth Taylor

In this life, people will love you and people will hate you and none of that will have anything to do with you. – Abraham Hicks

Put up a fucking fight for what you love. – Anonymous

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. – Mary Oliver

Marry someone you want to sit next to for your entire life. – Megan Smollins | Obviously, I’ve never been married, but this is such a powerful thought. Why settle? Pick someone you want to be with forever. We owe it to ourselves.

Forget shit and move on. – Me