When in Need of Inspiration


Inspired living is a great thing. When a person functions under inspiration and not under perspiration, then 1) Tiredness is no more a difficulty. 2) Obstacles get dissolved. Swami Vivekananda said that when our attention is taken away from the goal, thereafter what appears is difficulty. 3) When we function under inspiration, our thinking faculty becomes sharper and our performance even under extreme odds is outstanding.

But it is not easy to keep our inspiration level always high. Sometimes in life we are low on inspiration and motivation. At such times it is important to heed the advice given to us by those that have been fortunate enough to achieve tremendous success in their own lives inspite of obstacles. Many of the greats have uttered words that have become inspirational.


Here are a few of those inspiring statements:


“In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?

– Igor Stravinsky

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

– Og Mandino

“Try everything; and if you don’t like something, it’s because you tried it, not because you dismissed it.

– Chris Rock

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

– Gautama Buddha

Write on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…and the rest of the trip is a whole lot of single steps too!”

– Jim Bouchard

Believe you can, and you are half way there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

– Carl Bard

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

– Allen Cohen

A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

– Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“May be this year, we ought to walk into the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but for potential.

– Ellen Goodman

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

– Socrates

When one door of happiness closes another opens, but we often look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller

“There is something beautiful about having the chance to rewrite your future.”

– Crystal Gentilello

The best is yet to come.

– Robert Browning

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