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Six Quotes To Nourish Your Mindset

Every so often we may need a little reminder that we deserve to thrive; that no matter our setbacks, mistakes or the weight of our struggles, we can flourish despite the challenges being faced.

A mindset that grows is one that is brave and bold about countering any negativity from our inner selves or those around us; it’s steadfast during times of uncertainty, anxiety and stress. It’s the knowledge that regardless of whatever advances our way in life, we hold value and purpose.

The good and bad days we experience are all part of our existence; we can evolve and blossom one day and be messy and melancholy the next. All versions of ourselves are valid; all the fluctuations we encounter are part of an authentic life. Here are six quotes that will inspire you to nourish a mindset of resilience and kindness towards yourself … 


We can often feel burdened in life, especially if we harbor thoughts or feelings that impede our mental and/or emotional progress. Don’t always believe the voice that declares we can’t move forward. Every once in a while the chaos in our minds will begin to melt away when we take action.

A quote by Morgan Harper Nichols that reads: “You can choose what you’re going to focus on right now, even if your mind is currently crowded with all that is unresolved or not figured out in your life.”
words & post by Morgan Harper Nichols/Instagram

There may be times when we don’t feel ready for an opportunity or think it’s a mistake/fluke that its arrived. But chances for growth do not randomly appear. Even if we don’t take advantage of them at the time, missed opportunities can still reveal the possibilities of where believing in ourselves can lead. Opportunities will keep coming; we’ve just got to take a leap and build on them.

A quote by Sophia Joan Short that reads: “If you weren’t ready, you wouldn’t have the opportunity.”
words by Sophia Joan Short/Instagram

We are still worthy even when we think nothing can be salvaged or repaired within our heart. Our healing may not be progressing as we hoped, it may stall and falter, but we will find our way. 

A quote by Alex Elle that reads: “It is never too late for you too heal your heart and begin again. You are not broken, damaged, or unworthy. You are capable of growing through what you’ve gone through.”
words & post by Alex Elle/Instagram

Our sense of self and the confidence that brings with it is a feeling we can all identify; we’ve probably all explored it at some point in our lives. It’s not an absolute; it fluctuates between being boosted and weakened, but it is something we can implement from memory even when we think it’s lost.  

A quote by Carrie Fisher that reads: “ Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident, just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”
words by Carrie Fisher

Learning to take time for relaxation and self-care is an essential component of our overall health. By establishing boundaries that safeguard our physical, mental and emotional well-being, we can nurture a mindset that focuses on healing.

A quote by Banksy that reads: “If you get tired,  learn to rest, not quit.”
words by Banksy/Instagram

Through practicing mindfulness, we give of ourselves and receive from others in ways that are affirming, fulfilling and confidence building. We can become aware of what no longer uplifts our everyday lives and implement the changes we need to maintain our well-being. 

A quote by Lalah Delia that reads: “Positive and negative energies (and moods) are transferable. Choose who and what influences you: wisely.”
words & post by Lalah Delia/Instagram

These quotes represent an example of the power that words can have, especially if coupled with action that transports us forward. Our mindset and how we take care of it is one of the most meaningful things we can do for our mind, body and soul; getting out of our own way can be incredibly challenging. Cultivating what we need to mentally and emotionally evolve and prosper is not merely necessary; it’s a path we should nurture and let bloom so that we can celebrate our achievements along the way.

Which quote is your favourite? How do you nourish your mindset?

Further Info:

Mindfulness (The Basics) – Psychology Today

8 Powerful Mindset Shifts To Make In 2021 – Millennial Moderator

59 thoughts on “Six Quotes To Nourish Your Mindset”

  1. I loved this! You know I am a huge fan of quotes since I consider them as sips of wisdom. My favourite quote of the ones you mention is Banksy’s. Sometimes all we need to do is just have some rest and continue later. How do I nurish my mindset now. Well,
    I try to meditate and practice self care. I also study psychology and philosophy since they both offer me knowledge to understand myself and others better and question everything. Thank you Molly 😊


    1. Banksy’s quote is so simple but has so much knowledge packed into those few words. You are so right that quotes are sips of wisdom (I love that way of looking at them); we can learn so much from them. The way you nourish your mindset sounds like a really good balance of things — they sound like they have great benefits for your overall well-being. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. I love quotes and you’ve got some fantastic ones here. I love the one by Alex Elle! It is honestly never too late for us to heal and start again. No matter what we’ve gone through, we can always grow through what we’ve gone through.


    1. I agree 100%! No matter what we tell ourselves of society would sometimes have us believe, it is never too late to begin again or to heal and love and find purpose and joy. Alex Elle’s work is incredible — so very moving and encouraging.


  3. I love the quote by Carrie Fisher. It is really thoughtful. Not many people have a lot of confidence in them, I think that is what stops them from moving forward and taking action (I for one). Thanks for these inspirational quotes. Much Appreciated.


  4. Thank you for sharing these meaningful quotes, Molly! I can resonate with each of them and it’s really nice to have a gentle reminder sometimes that we’re in control and we’re capable. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be between Short and Fisher’s quotes.


  5. Great quotes. Words have the power to help us flourish so much and these quotes are perfect for balancing you out and kicking you into action.


  6. It’s hard to choose a favourite quote, these are all really great. But I think the Sophia Joan Short quote resonates well with me. Thanks for sharing these quotes 🙂


  7. The second one speaks the most to me. There is a lot of things for which I was not ready and yet still went for it. Years later, I can proudly say that I am glad I took those opportunities because I learned that you might not be ready for something right now, but you’ll regret passing on the opportunity years later.

    You have some great quotes there. It is really nice to take some time and reflect on these words. It really helps. Thank you for sharing.


  8. Love this post! I’d love what Banksy said: It you get tired learn to rest not quit! This is so powerful. Sometimes we just need a few days off and a change of scenery in order to find our motivation. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


  9. Lately I’ve been nourishing my mindset by taking my tea or coffee away from everything, sitting in a chair and watching out the window. It feels so good to disconnect and just simply be. While it’s not adding in impactful words or affirmations, it has been allowing me to get out of my way like you mention.

    All of the quotes are great, but for me these words of yours are the most impactful and a reminder I try to give myself often: “All versions of ourselves are valid; all the fluctuations we encounter are part of an authentic life.”


    1. I have just started (again) to have tea first thing in the morning and not get on my phone so I can just be a bit more present and calm; so I 100% get why you take the time you do when you’re having yours. It’s a great way to make time for a bit of disconnection from the day to reconnect with yourself — I love this idea!

      I am so glad the words I wrote resonated! Thank you so much for reading.

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  10. I love these! The one about the fact you wouldn’t be given the opportunity if you weren’t ready really hit home. We’re getting ready for a big life change, moving for my husband’s work away from everyone we know, and starting in a new place. There are times that I have DEFINITELY questioned if I’m ready to take this on but this is right – if we weren’t ready, the opportunity wouldn’t have been made available. It’s both an exciting and slightly scary time but I do believe that there is going to be so much to gain by stepping out of our comfort zone and going for it.


    1. I understand the feelings around moving away from everyone you know to a new place; it contains a lot of unknowns but also many possibilities. Opportunities often come around when we’re not always 100% ready for them but if we’re open to giving them a try, we can learn a lot along the way. Thanks so much for reading and I’m really glad that the quotes resonated with you!


  11. WOW, so spot-on for my life right now! I have been experiencing a burnout right now so all of these quotes are lovely! The “If you weren’t ready, you wouldn’t have the opportunity” is such an awesome perspective! Lovely post, Molly x



    1. I have been feeling much the same as you and these quotes definitely help me refocus my mindset. I love the quote about opportunities too as I often feel not good enough/ready but they presented themselves for a reason. Thank you so much for reading!


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