Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! Whether you’re pushing for that summer body or hustling to get that final paper in on time, sometimes you need a little extra motivation to keep you going. When you’re looking for that extra bit of encouragement, look to these ten great quotes to help you charge for the finish line.
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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius
This one is the motto I live by. As a college student, I’ve noticed that not everyone is taking the same path. I’m taking a little longer to graduate than others my age, while others are just starting college this year. Everyone is doing things at different paces and this is a gentle reminder that it’s okay.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” -W. Clement Stone
Set your goals high. While you’re shooting for your big dream, you’ll see all the other things you’ve accomplished along the way.
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn
If you don’t take some risks in life, you’ll constantly have the feeling of “what if?” running through your body.
“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” -Unknown
This is quoted as unknown but it’s something my mom always said to me growing up (and still to this day). A bad moment can be taken and turned into a lesson for the future.
“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Rob Siltanen
I just recently came across this quote and it stole my heart. This is perfect for those who are striving to change the world for the better. You are the ones with the courage to actually do it.
“Fake it until you make it. Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” -Brian Tracy
One of my favorite assistant managers always used to say this to me, and it taught me a lot. If you portray that you are confident and know what you’re doing, others will begin to believe you.
“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people- the ones who really belong in your life- will come to you. And stay.” -Will Smith
Who doesn’t love Will Smith? He’s both wildly hilarious and wise; his wisdom goes much further than the eye can see.
“You cannot see stars without darkness.” -Stephanie Meyer
Alright. While I’m not the biggest fan of the Twilight series, I love Stephanie Meyer as a writer and this quote is something I share with everyone who I know is going through a rough time or a blip in the road. Without hitting those patches, you’d never be brought to the water shore to see the sunset. Without rain, you wouldn’t see the rainbow.
“I have to come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel, you have the right to feel any emotion you want and do what makes you happy.” -Demi Lovato
I thought I wouldn’t need another reason to love Demi. This quote is from the superstar who almost lost her life and fame to the nightmares of addiction. If you really are looking for motivation to keep going, watching her documentary, “Simply Complicated” will have you ready to take on any obstacle and make every goal.
“Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.” -Jordan Peterson
My man Jordan Peterson. If you haven’t read his book “12 Rules For Life”, I highly recommend it. Since reading it, my whole outlook on life has changed. It opened my eyes to the way I go about my life and the choices I make.
Becca Rah is 20 years old. She enjoys line dancing at her local barn, choreographing and writing to her hearts content. She is majoring in communications to become a journalist. She hopes to one day start her own organization that will help others see past the unthinkable.