My Favorite Inspirational Quotes
When I was in high school, I was the kind of girl who would have an inspirational quote with a cute background as my phone lock screen. There was something comforting and motivating to see one of my favorite quotes every time I picked up my phone. Here are some of the quotes that have stuck with me for years now.
- “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched— they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
It is easy to measure success by units that can be quantified. We know we are succeeding in school if we get good grades on our report cards. We know we are doing well at our job if we make a large sale. Quality of life cannot be measured so easily. Taking a job you are passionate about may not give you as large of a paycheck, but it will fill your heart with joy. At the end of the day happiness cannot be measured. Trust your gut and follow your heart.
- “Ships in harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – John Shedd
I always pulled up this quote when I found myself cowering in the corner. When I was pursuing an acting career, I had put in the work to learn about the industry. I took the first steps and got headshots taken and created a resume. When it came to auditioning, I was terrified. I had the potential to book roles, but making the leap felt too scary.
- “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
Trying things outside of my comfort zone have made my favorite memories. Starting a brand new school and introducing myself to new people gave me great friends. As long as you stay safe, it is fun to expand your comfort zone.
- “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I remember going through a very difficult time in 2020. When people were suddenly not in my life anymore, I replayed our conversations in my head over and over again. Now, two years later, I cannot even recall the reason we drifted apart. I cannot remember the sound of the voices. All I can remember is how small and and unsafe they made me feel in a place that I used to call a home.