If you follow me on social media then you’ll know how much I love a good quote, I’m constantly tweeting out some of my favourites in the hope that others can gain a little comfort, inspiration and motivation from them. I’ve always been one for searching for new quotes that I can feel inspired by, ones that I can relate to and ones that I feel change my mindset in some way. I know a quote is only a few words but we should never underestimate them, I don’t think we realise how much power and effect words can actually have.
I’m constantly updating my list of favourite quotes that I have written down on my phone, I tend to take a look at them when I find that I need a little boost or when I have the urge to share them with my followers/readers.
I probably have near to a hundred quotes listed on my phone now, you might think that’s a little drastic, it probably is but when I come across more and more that I love and that I can connect to in some way, I can’t help but write them down.
There are many quotes that I’ve come across that I think are nice to remember but there are others that have had a more significant effect on me, ones that I think about on a daily basis, ones that as the title of this post suggests, I live my life by. So, since these quotes are often ones that influence me and what my perspective on some matters are, I thought I’d share them with you all aswell in the hope that you can relate to some of them or take a little motivation or inspiration away from them.
Here are just a few quotes that I live my life by:
‘Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.’
Now I know that this is not fully possible because you can’t please everyone in this life but I always try my best to make those around me feel worthy, feel loved and happy. I think it’s important to make sure that those you’re closest to are ok and if they’re not then try to pick them up in some way. Everyone faces their own battles, I think we forget that sometimes, there are many people out there who might not feel like someone good or special so if you can make them feel that way in some way, I’m sure they’ll be really grateful to you.
‘Do what you think is right, not what other people think is right. At the end of the day, it’s you who has to go through it, not them.’
Although some decisions that you make in life can affect those around you and we should remember that of course, I think it’s important to remember that the person that will be affected most by the decisions you make in life is you. I’m definitely guilty of doing or not doing some things in my life because I was thinking too much about other people in the process of making that decision, I was worried that they would think it was right or wrong but the truth is that I was in the wrong by doing this because they didn’t have to go through it. You should never make a decision or choice depending on whether someone else thinks it’s right or not, they don’t have to deal with he outcome of that decision or choice but you do.
‘Life’s like an elevator, sometimes on your way up, you have to let some people off.’
You’re never going to have the same people in your life forever, that’s a fact. We’ll all drift apart from someone during our lifetime and there’s nothing wrong with that, it happens to everyone. I’ve definitely drifted apart from many people in my life and I used to feel so sad by the thought of it but as I’ve grown up, I’ve realised that it’s ok, it’s just a part of growing up, just a part of life and I’ve learned to accept that now.
‘Old ways won’t open new doors.’
This is a quote I often repeat to myself and I think it might just be one of the most important to remember. If you’ve done something or have had a certain kind of attitude in the past and it hasn’t brought you any opportunities, nothing is going to change if that doesn’t. I think it’s always good to change your attitude towards something or how you approach it, in a positive way of course. Sometimes a clear, positive mindset will be the motivation you need to seek new chances and new opportunities, it might be just the thing you need to open a new door and a new chapter in your life.
‘Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.’
It’s easy to give up isn’t it? Thinking that you can’t achieve something because it’s out of your reach or it will take too much time to accomplish it but as this quote says, that time will pass and we all know how fast the time goes these days, we’re all quite baffled by it when a start of a new month or year rolls around. If you want something in life or if you want to achieve something, don’t give up on that. I think something we all learn as we grow up is that life is too short. You don’t want to look back in five or ten years time and think ‘I wish I wouldn’t have given up on that.’ it’s not worth having regrets. Never give up on something you want, some things might take time but it’s worth taking that time rather than regretting not taking it years down the line.
What are some quotes you live your life by? I’d love to know which ones are your favourites.