Sometimes we all just need that extra little pick-me-up. Maybe you are one who has started to feel down on yourself recently. Maybe life seems to be stacking up against you in every direction that you turn. Or maybe you are having a difficult time focusing on the things that you want to achieve in life.
Whatever the case might be, it’s important to fill yourself with as much positivity, inspiration, and encouragement as you possibly can to help you make it through the challenging times. Just a few words of encouragement from others can sometimes be the difference-maker in helping you to get back on the right track.
I know that when I am feeling down, I tend to binge-read quotes from some of the individuals that I admire the most. It reminds me that everybody experiences challenges and obstacles in life, but only those who continue to fight their fight will wind up victorious.
This is why I want to share with you some quotes for when life gets you down. When life gets you down, that doesn’t mean you stay down. It means that you learn from your mistakes, you get right back up, and you improve on the individual that you once were. That’s how you are ultimately going to achieve the life you were destined to live.
30 Quotes For When Life Gets You Down
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
This is coming from a man who had 1,093 unsuccessful patents before finally inventing the light bulb. Even the best of the best experience endless amounts of failure. But success will only come to those who continue to get up once they have been knocked down.
“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” – Lauren Bacall
Don’t look back because you aren’t going that way. Learn from your mistakes, become a better person from the lessons you have learned, and focus on improving on the individual you were the day prior.
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” -Charlie Chaplin
Happiness, struggles, love, heartache, whatever you might be feeling, remember that nothing is permanent. Some days are going to be harder than others. You just need to learn to appreciate the good and learn from the bad.
“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” -Zoey Sayward
Life is what you make of it. There is no such thing as perfection, so quit waiting for when you think it’s going to be a better time. Live each moment like it’s your last because you never know when it might just be.
“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” -Steve Maraboli
All good things take time to come to fruition. As challenging as it may be, keep your head high and continue to move in the direction that is going to lead you towards your dreams.
“Stars can’t shine without darkness.” -D.H. Sidebottom
Everybody experiences challenges and obstacles in life, but it’s these challenges and obstacles that we endure that help us to find our light. You are never going to fully be able to appreciate what you have until you realize how good you truly have it, and oddly enough, it isn’t until we struggle that we tend to reflect.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on.” – Dale Carnegie
No matter what you do, never stop believing in yourself and chasing your dreams. You never know how close you are to fulfilling them, but if you give up, your dreams will only remain a thought that gets lost within the walls of your mind.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
Real strength isn’t shown by how much you have achieved. It’s shown by how many times you got back up after getting knocked down.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
Be the person you want others to look up to. You are going to get knocked down. That’s just part of life. But you are stronger than all of your struggles. You need to get right back up and keep moving forward with everything you have.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
You could be a decade away from success, a year away, a week away, or even a day away. The only way you are going to ever find out how close you are is if you keep moving forward until you reach that vision of what success looks like to you.
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells
The past is the past. Let it go, get right back up, and make the most out of the day that you have directly in front of you.
“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” – William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
We all have the ability to live a successful life. Surely it’s not going to be easy, but as long as we keep fighting our fight and focusing on our dreams, then anything is possible.
“Great moments are born from great opportunity.” – Herb Brooks
Focus on what you have in front of you. Make the most out of every single opportunity that life throws your way and be the creator of your life.
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen
You aren’t going to improve on the individual that you are if you aren’t willing to pick yourself up when you get knocked down. When there’s a will, there’s a way. Find your way and progress towards your dreams.
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale
You are capable of far more than you give yourself credit for. As long as you are willing to work towards your dreams and believe in all that you are capable of achieving, you will find your way.
“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller
Your life is your story. You are the illustrator, the author, and the publisher. Create your story in a way that is going to help you achieve the ending that you wish to be written.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
In every single one of your failures, remember that you always have the power of perception. You may not be able to control the outcome or the actions of others, but you always have the ability to control your mind and how you allow situations to impact your life.
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
You are going to be judged regardless of if you do right or if you do wrong. Listen to your heart. Listen to what is near and dear to you, and be the best person that you can be.
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
Your life is your choice. If you don’t like the situation that you are in, it is up to you to change it. Nobody else can achieve your success for you. You need to be willing to achieve it for yourself.
“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali
Don’t stay down. You are never going to become stronger or achieve the life that you were destined to live if you allow a few setbacks to stand in your way.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling
Surely you know that JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book on napkins at a local coffee shop. As a single mother with no money, it was her ability to keep moving forward that helped her to find the success that she now has.
“Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through.’ – Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Whatever you do, have faith. The power of belief is one of the greatest strengths of all time. The more you believe in yourself and have faith in all that you are capable of achieving, the more you will achieve.
“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well.” – Gabrielle Williams
Without experiencing the bad, you would never know what the good feels like. It would just become expected.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela
When you fail to fail, it means that you are either not trying or not trying hard enough. Push yourself, challenge yourself, and believe in all that you are capable of achieving.
“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” – Alfred Adler
The more mistakes you make, the more opportunity you have to learn from these mistakes. Learning from your mistakes is what’s going to help you to become a better and stronger person the next time around.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Reflect back on how much you have achieved over the course of your life. You have overcome so many obstacles with time. You have shown your strength, your determination, and your courage. Keep showing this side of you and continue to move forward.
“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill
Your greatest failure is the moment that you decide to give up on yourself. As soon as you give up, all possibilities of you achieving your goals and dreams will be washed away. Failure is temporary, but quitting and giving up is permanent.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Show your strength. You are capable of achieving greatness. But your greatness isn’t going to come from staying within your comfort zone. Greatness is going to come when you continue to get back up and fight each and every time you get knocked down.
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”—Alexandre Dumas
Don’t compare your beginning to the accomplished finish of others. Everybody is on their own journey and we all reach our own destinations at different times. Don’t allow the thought of somebody else finding and achieving their success to stop you from finding and achieving yours.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”—Joseph Kennedy
Want to show how strong of an individual you truly are? Pick yourself up each and every time you get knocked down and continue to progress towards the life that you envision for yourself. Winners focus on winning, and losers focus on winners. Keep your head up, your spirits high, and focus on the prize.
Life isn’t always easy. There are going to be times where you fall, times where you fail, and times where you feel like giving up. But whatever you do, keep moving forward with all of your might. Reflect back to these quotes for when life gets you down to help you find the true strength that you possess. You are capable of greatness, so believe in yourself and make the most of the one life that you have to live.