I also wanted to dedicate this post to a friend of my that is currently going through a rough time. As cliché quotes can be, you have to keep your head above the rising waters. I hope these quotes can give you a positive attitude to spearhead these issues headstrong. This will be a stepping stone to many difficult encounters that may come your way in the future. Think about all the struggles and stress you’ve been through, how stronger you’ve become because of them and how it did not phase you. You will get through this period. I am sure of it.
There are moments where you sink into a hole and forced to succumb to the slow rate of change, the unforeseen success, the dark moments where the results aren’t as predicted, but life moves on. Do not get left behind. Do not let the wind push you back. Do not watch the leaves change as you are stagnant. If you are hurt, rest a little bit and then pick yourself up from the bootstraps and be proactive. Be in control. Nobody said it was easy. But with the confusion and uncertainty that life brings us, it will be the perfect opportunity to mature and develop into a wiser and understanding individual.
“I guess when you are young you just believe that there will be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.” (my absolute favorite)
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is or power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor Frankl
“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” - Pursuit of Happyness
“Bad things are always going to happen, one can’t control that; only how you respond to the. If you get upset over the little things, life will be long miserable road.”
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
“I know that you are hurt and that is ok. When you feel like you can’t take any more, you still have to be strong and keep going. Do you know why? Because somehow, if by magic, you affect everyone around you. Even people who don’t know you and have never noticed you’re here. But if you are down so becomes everything around you. And when you are strong you empower the very air these people breathe. I don’t know all of the ways, but your very presence makes a difference in all of us."