Motivational Quotes to Pick Yourself Back Up

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Motivational Quotes to Pick Yourself Back Up

Need a quick pick-me-up? These uplifting quotes will help you put your life back in perspective.

Get Back Up Again

When you fail, do you find it hard to get back up and try again? If so, you are completely normal. Many people use failure as an excuse to give up. It is important to understand that failure is a part of the growth process. How many times does a small child fall over before he finally stands and eventually walks? The number of falls he encounters is countless, but it doesn't stop him from trying! Unlike a child learning to walk, most of us lose that same ambition to keep trying until we succeed. The next time you are defeated, think about it as part of a process. Get up and try again and again until you move forward.

Failure Comes Before Success

People who quit because of a few mistakes or setbacks are being shortsighted. It’s not their fault. They believe that failure and success are opposite ends of the scale, that people achieve one or the other. This line of thinking ignores the fact that both failure and success are actually part of the same, long-term process—a process that eventually results in triumph. Failure is just another step closer to your goal. Edison knew that. Each time one of his light bulb prototypes blew up, he was stepping closer to success than to ultimate failure. He knew that if he had enough failures (and he had thousands) he would reach the right answer. And in the end, he is celebrated and remembered for that one right answer. All of his failures may well have never existed! So don’t give up on your dreams. You never know when you might hit on that right answer.

Endure the Rain

There are few things more majestic than finding a rainbow after a storm. Even after such bad weather, the wonder of a rainbow makes the gray skies seem worthwhile. The parallel here is obvious. Sometimes in life's journeys, we have to go through trials and tribulations to reach a happy ending. Is the outcome worth the troubles that come with it? You have to decide that for yourself. A positive outlook can certainly make it seem that way. Sometimes, reaching goals demands a lot of hard work. Are you willing to put up with the rain?

Trying is Succeeding

The best intentions don’t mean nearly as much as a actually trying, even if it means failing. Going after your goals may be tough, but trying can result in a BIG victory. The decision to try takes courage, which can be tough to come by sometimes. How many times have you longed to do something worthwhile but couldn’t quite make yourself take that first step? It’s important to remember that success isn’t always found in the goal you’re pursuing. You can be a success just by trying. You gain by learning, you gain by growing, and you gain by being just a little closer to your goal than you were yesterday.

Keep Standing

Worthwhile goals seldom come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without a challenge. You’ve invested time and emotion into creating the perfect plan, and when something interferes with your hard work, it's easy to get discouraged. But all you have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again. Goal obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz: They're a lot less intimidating once you see them up close. Next time you take a step back, don't let guilt make you stumble. Just take two steps forward and you're still further along than you were before. It doesn't matter how many walls you face. You only have to get the better of that last one.

Learn From Your Losses

Do you know someone who never seems to give up? Someone, who no matter what happens, just keeps going? Take a minute to think about how you would defeat someone who never gives up. Even losses and failures are like victories for some people. Try to look at your healthy lifestyle journey with a new perspective: Learn as much as you can from every situation. You might discover that giving up isn't even a choice. Keep trying and use those lessons of failure to build a solid foundation. Victory will be your sweet reward!

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3/2/2010 12:14:10 PM

ROBALEE1's SparkPage
Thank you. I'm not sure why the negative thoughts in my head always sound so TRUE especially when they infer that they are forever. So this is just great


2/25/2010 9:17:24 AM

I need to remember them all.


2/16/2010 9:03:36 AM

Love That!!!!


2/15/2010 1:18:16 AM

CGEM61's SparkPage
These are just what I needed today! I almost talked myself out of a goal I have. I was hearing "You've got no business doing this, stop now before it's too late" I watched the slide show twice and it replaced the negative talk. I am ready to start anew with my same goal in mind.


1/11/2010 10:05:56 AM

I think we have all been faced with this situation. We fail so many times that it seems pointless to continue. There seems to a blessing in failure that we may not want or can see. Our whole lives we are taught that winning is everything and failure is not an option. Failure is more like a companion that helps us succeed. Failure is not something to dwell on but to carry with us on the path to success. I have spend many days looking at negatives and failures. Looking at how things are so bad instead of how I can learn and fix the situations I am in. My mom has a saying "People or circumstances make you a victim, but you keep yourself a victim". I think this is very sound saying and have found it true in all our lives. We may not always be responsible for failures in life but we keep ourselves a failure, We have the power to change it and no one can keep us down.


12/23/2009 12:45:05 AM

very motivational


9/27/2009 4:23:27 PM

spark people has been motivational


7/6/2009 4:14:40 PM

SHARONSMITH823's SparkPage
What was quoted is so true. I need to remenber them all.


6/15/2009 1:00:35 PM

I am feeling very strongly motivated now and after this slide show I feel even more so. Thank you!


6/5/2009 12:29:09 PM

NANNER2121's SparkPage
This couldn't have come at a better time for me!


5/3/2009 12:49:02 PM

THINGRL1's SparkPage
Great slide show. I will not give up


4/22/2009 11:33:40 PM

These were all great. It was a good inspiration!


3/20/2009 9:46:50 AM

HAPPY12009's SparkPage
Love these. Just stumbled on them today. Needed this!


3/1/2009 9:41:44 PM

HEALTHME2's SparkPage
Truly inspiring quotes. I very much appreciate the insightful writeups below the quotes.

Thank you very much for this.


2/28/2009 1:24:45 AM

LINSUARA's SparkPage
This is great. I didn't know it was here! I'm glad I found out!

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