10 Inspiring Quotes Facebook Covers That Will Motivate You
An inspiring quote gives you that "push" that you need when you're finding it difficult to go on. It's that jewel of wisdom that lifts your spirits or gives you clarity during a very dark time in your life. These motivational words may not be your own, but they may be the very words you've been looking for. Maybe you didn't find these words. Maybe these words found you:
1. "Done is better than perfect."
There are times when you will find yourself short of time or resources, which leaves you with two choices: you will either need to submit your incomplete or imperfect work, or you don't submit anything at all. It's like choosing between an "F" and a "D". Sure, "D" is far from an "A", but "A" is not an option this time, and "D" is the lesser evil. You really just need to submit something now, even if your work is not perfect. Maybe next time you'll do better, but this time, at least be consoled by the fact that you didn't fail - plus you know better now, thanks to the experience.
2. "When something bad happens, you have three choices: you can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."
Murphy's Law tells us that "Anything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong". Since no system is perfect, this basically means that it's inevitable for bad things to happen, in any given situation. You could stay up all night studying for your exam the following day, but you COULD fall asleep taking it. You might have just found the love of your life, but the person might already be married, or is in love with someone else. Still, your response to any bad situation is up to you. You could either use the misfortune as your crutch, or allow it to be a rock thrown at you, a rock that cripples you even further - it's all up to you.
3. "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right!"
Studies tell us that achievements have a lot to do with a person's level of self-esteem. In the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, M.V. Covington tells us that the two go hand-in-hand: in order for a person to do well academically, the person will need to have some self-esteem. When a person achieves a mini-goal, in turn, his or her self-esteem grows. These are two things that are said to "feed each other". If you want to achieve things in life, you need to believe in yourself!
4."The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Sometimes we rely on "destiny" so much that we think good things will just come to us, without us doing anything. This leads us to get lazy, to not attempt to improve ourselves or our situations, or to not set out and find what we're looking for. We tend to do so much waiting, hoping and wishing that we turn into people that do nothing but dream, eventually forgetting that we need to DO. Dreams only turn to reality when actions are taken: inventions start with dreams and ideas, but only when inventors take action do inventions turn into reality. Don't just dream of a good future: make it happen!
5. "Don't stop believing your dreams. Until you can reach your dreams."
This is a story of determination, perseverance keeping your eye on the prize and not losing focus or momentum until you have what you want. It's about going forward and learning through your mistakes, not losing your resolve and working hard to make your dreams come true. It's about belief in yourself, your visions and dreams, continuing even when the whole world says "no", or you can't see the path to your dreams.
6. "Train Hard, Win Easy."
Practice makes perfect. When you practice your craft and aim to perfect it, eventually, it become easier for you to win. Because when you train hard, you familiarize yourself with your weaknesses and strengths, what to do in different situations. World boxing champions weren't born as world boxing champions. Maybe they had a good build and a naturally strong punch, but it was only through their determination to do their best, training for hours on end and hard work that they managed to become champions of the world.
7. "Perfection does not mean doing the best, but doing your best."
You are different from your friends. You're not even exactly like your parents, or grandparents. This means that others have their own strengths and weaknesses, and you have yours. You may not know how to paint like Da Vinci, but maybe you bake better than the chefs on TV. You may not know how to swim like Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte, but maybe you have a strong punch. Value what you have, and do the best - given what you have.
8. "When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
Sometimes we live one whole year as a repeat of the year before. And the past 4 years before that. We do what we do, not realizing that we're not doing or learning anything new. If you've been living your life this way, then you are just existing, not living. Have you ever considered that maybe you're saying no to different opportunities, not considering your other options, and are not finding things that are just waiting to be found? Don't just exist. Learn how to live, and love your life.
9. "Your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
So you want to succeed. But you're scared of making mistakes, failing and the embarrassment that comes with failure. You're too worried about what others will think or say. If you have this fear in your mind and heart, and this fear is stronger than your desire to succeed, then this is most probably what will win. But if you want to succeed more than you fear failing, then brace yourself. You will fail many times, and each blow might even be harder than the last, but if you're determined to succeed, you need to get up and fight for it. Over and over again.
10. "Success is not final, Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
Success and failure tend to bring out the same reaction in people: they succeed or fail once, or enjoy a small success or suffer from some form of failure, and then they stop pursuing their dreams. Sometimes we stop pushing forward after achieving a bit of success or failing, because we think this is The End. This is not the end. It takes wisdom and courage to go forward, learn, and reach the top.
No matter what you're going through in life, it's important that you acknowledge and accept your situation - this is where it all begins. Once you're able to do this, figure out what you can do to improve your situation, given what you have. Have faith in yourself, and don't ever look back or allow mistakes or failures to stop you from getting what you really want and reaching your dreams. And once you're sure you're on the right path, continue moving forward.