Every so often life creates challenges, roadblocks and difficulties — but it can also reveal opportunities, fresh starts and alternative perspectives. Change of any kind can be difficult to navigate, leaving us uncertain or in need of some motivation that uplifts us.
Periodically we happen upon some words of wisdom that soothe us as we gather our resolve and slowly exhale the heaviness that we carry. Discovering something that provides a reason to smile or communicate our stories is invaluable. We can all learn from each other.
Here are six quotes by some brilliant writers who harness their creative power to spread strength, knowledge and hopefulness into the world. These writers are vulnerable, raw, honest and profound …
It can be challenging to let something/someone go, especially if we think they offer some kind of grounding, direction or purpose. There may come a moment when we realize what we’re holding onto has essentially prevented us from experiencing new, revitalizing opportunities; we’re ready for a new beginning. Whatever our reasoning, once we feel that shift from an internal call for transformation, it’s time for us to embrace it and see where it leads.
I’m certain that many of us at one time or another have felt like we should be further ahead in our endeavours; that the progress we’re working on is taking too long or seems to be on a divergent path. It can be difficult to feel comfortable or love ourselves if we’re always looking ahead. But we need to make sure we see ourselves reflected back in the progress we make, otherwise we lose our reason why. It’s healthy to grow and maintain goals as we take stock of all that we’ve achieved and learned.
If you haven’t done so already, I’d highly recommend familiarising yourself with the work of these incredible creators; finding some more of their words that will inspire, soothe, motivate and you.
Which quote is your favourite? Do you have a poet or artist whose work you enjoy?