Posts Tagged ‘Inspirational Quotes’

“Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.”

~ Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.”

~ Emil Zatopek

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.”

~ Emil Zatopek

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same…
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run – 
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

~ Rudyard Kipling, “If”

“Endurance? You’ve only got to get out there and do it. Face up to it: man was meant to run.”

~ Percy Cerutty

“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

~ A.C. Green

“Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or an antelope – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

~ African Proverb

“Relentless Forward Motion!”

~ Tom Riley

“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

~ Jesse Owens

“Running is real and relatively simple – but it ain’t easy.”

~ Mark Will-Weber

“Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.”

~ Author Unknown 


You can determine how confident people are by listening to what they don’t say about themselves.

~ Brian G. Jett

Love is an energy – it can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is and always will be, giving meaning to life and direction to goodness… Love will never die.

~Bryce Courtney

Passionate love is a quenchless thirst.

~Kahlil Gibran

You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.

~Amy Carmichael

Love is a friendship caught on fire.

~Northern Exposure

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

~Karen Sunde

I love you, not for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.

~Roy Croft

Love creates an “us” without destroying a “me”.


Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

~Jean Anouilh

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

~Robert Frost

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


Love is the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins.

~Nicholas Chamfort

The first duty of love is to listen.

~Paul Tillich

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you inspire your world.

Browse through personal photographs. Often inspiration comes from an event that is important to you in a positive or negative way, and if it was important, you probably took some photos.  Looking through your photographs will remind you of a time when you felt a certain way.

Compare yourself with yourself. Not with others. Comparing what you have and your results to what other people have and have accomplished can really kill your motivation. There are always people ahead of you. Most likely quite a bit of people. And a few of them are miles ahead. So focus on you. On your results. And how you can and have improved them.

Fake it til you make it. If you don’t feel motivated or enthusiastic then act like it. The strange thing is that within a few minutes you actually start to feel motivated or enthusiastic for real.

Try Free-Writing.  Grab a notebook and just start letting you ideas flow out on paper.  It doesn’t have to make sense or even go together.  After 10-15 minutes of writing go back and read it.  See if there’s anything in there that inspires you.

Draw from inspirational words of wisdom. Quotes are your friend.  Whenever you need to summon your inner-strength, it helps if you have little one-liner reminders that keep you going.  Here is a great list of some of my favorites: Inspirational Quotes.

Just a quick reminder of what you can do on those days when you need a pick me up.

What are some things you do to inspire yourself?

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
~Anthony Robbins

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
~Pierre de Courbertin

Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
~Wayne Dyer

The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
~David O. McKay

It’s your life, your one and only life-so take excellence very personally.
~Scott Johnson

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
~Joseph Campbell

To win in life, don’t fear in life.

Life is too deep for words.  So don’t try to describe it – just live it.

Where you end up is not the most important thing. It’s the road you take to get there. The road is what you’ll look back on and call your life.
~Tim Willey

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

~ Albert Einstein

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” 

~ Steve Jobs

“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”

~ Unknown

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.”

~ Unknown

“My life is my message.”

~ Gandhi

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

~ Jim Rohn

“Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.”

– Unknown