A little inspiration is all we need to pick ourselves up in difficult times because let’s get real there will not be many people willing to do that in your time of need. You will have to learn to get over obstacles by yourself and motivate yourself so much so that nobody can put you down or make you feel bad about yourself.
As the French writer, Simone de Beauvoir says “J’accepte la grande aventure d’etre moi” in her book The Second Sex, which means “I accept the grand adventure of being me”. You must accept yourself but often we misunderstand self-love with being stubborn and not wanting to work on ourselves.
It took a lot of time, confusion and even some anger infused tears, before I learnt my lesson but I must say I had a lot of help. I always had good teachers to learn from and literature helped a lot too. It’s always a good idea to turn to good books and inspirational poems in bad times, we must have some good stories and poems to turn to.
Here are some quotes that have helped me in my times of need
“It’s not that the things are difficult so we don’t dare; Its because we don’t dare the things are difficult.”
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” – Rumi
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi
“Failure means you have now learnt another lesson that pushes you one step closer to success” – Steve Harvey
“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people- the ones who belong in your life- will come to you. And stay. – Will Smith
“In order to be successful a person has to do a lot of things they are uncomfortable with” – Steve Harvey
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
Always tell yourself I am not here to be average. I am here to be awesome.
Bloom where you are planted. There are people who have shown us that it can be done with whatever little or no resources. Then what stops us? What stops us from pursuing what we always dreamed of and what we are meant to be.
My teacher Mr Gilbert Bose always said to me that “if anybody can do it, you can do it too” and I believed him. In the worst of times, I was able to keep my head up because of the many inspiring lessons he taught me. His words always bring me great comfort and courage. He was the best thing that ever happened to me and to many others. It’s because of him that I have a life that is full of inspiration and love. Without him, I would never have been able to live my life the way I do.
He taught me many things that I always carried with me and will always do but most of all he taught me a great poem called “IF” on the day I saw him for the first time. It’s the greatest advice that anybody could ever have irrespective of where you stand in life, what your circumstances are and if you have anything, to begin with. So here it is-
by Rudyard Kipling
Ask yourself, What will your legacy be? What will you be remembered for?
This is what keeps me going. What is it that keeps you inspired?