Inspirational Quotes I Live By

Quotes are definitely something I consider special to me. If you're the person that follows quote pages on Instagram and has quotes up on their wall, then like me, you tend to live by a couple. I specifically love quotes because they can say so much in so little words and can be so inspiring. If you need a pick me up, sometimes a quote even works. Here are five quotes that I tend to keep in my head daily!

1. "Everything happens for a reason, a season, or a lifetime."

I don't know how many times I have said this to both myself and others, but everything truly happens for a reason. Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. It's life. Things or people sometimes enter your life for one of the three reasons. They can enter it for a certain reason, where they end up teaching you something or maybe it's because you really needed that person at that moment. They can enter it for a season, where it's temporary but it ended up teaching you a lesson or making you happy in that certain season. Lastly, they can enter it for a lifetime and it's one of the best things that was brought into your life. Either way, things always change and at the end of the day, there will always be a reason for everything. 

2. "Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life."

Positivity is always a great thing to have. Keeping a positive mind leads to possible positive outcomes. In terms of vibes, you should want positive ones because negative ones don't help you have fun. Both a positive mind and vibes lead to a positive life. When we smile, our thoughts change immediately because our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, causing positive thoughts and a state of happiness. Who doesn't want to be happy? When we smile, our thoughts change immediately. Our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, causing positive thoughts and a state of happiness. Positive thinking keeps stress at bay, it boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem, leads to good decisions and leads you to success. Ways that you can encourage positivity include encouraging it at the start of your day, focusing on the good things, laughing and imagining success in your life.

3. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

Everybody has their own abilities in life. Everybody has their own setbacks in life. Either way, we shouldn't let those two interfere with another. If you can do something and it's not quite perfect yet, don't stress too much over it. You'll eventually get there with time and practice. Everybody can achieve what they want too. If you can do something, then focus on that one thing. Focus on trying to become better and turning what you can't do into something you can.

4. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."

Time is a precious thing. It becomes a factor in everything. If you watch the clock all the time, it will honestly slow down. Think about when you're in class and you keep looking at the clock — time seems to be moving so quickly. When you don't watch the clock, it goes quicker and you'll be out of class in no time. Just let it be. Let time move you to where you need to be in the universe.

5. "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."

Be yourself because you are who you are. Be yourself because there are already so many other people. Be unique. Being who you are is important because it allows you to express yourself in the best way possible. It's important to accept your personality traits because they make you who you are. Never be who you aren't because that means you're just lying to yourself.