Words of Encouragement

words-of-encouragement Yes, I’ll admit it. I’m one of those people. One of those people who smiles when they see inspirational messages in poster form in the home decor section of stores. One of those people who Likes motivational pictures posted up on Facebook. Heck, I’ve even had one such quote at the bottom of this blog since I started it in 2011, back when I was still stumbling around trying to figure this full-time RVing thing out and unsure how it was all going to end.

Not everyone enjoys motivational quotes, but I can say with certainty that they’ve helped me through the rougher patches on the road to my dreams. So today I’m going to share ten of my favorites with you, because one never knows what might move a person to bigger, better things.

There is only one success –

To be able to spend your life in your own way.

– Christopher Morley

You see things and say, ‘Why?,’

But I dream things and say, ‘Why not?’

– George Bernard Shaw

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

– Lao-Tse

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot;

But make it hot by striking.

– William B. Sprague

That some achieve great success,

Is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

– Abraham Lincoln

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,

The stream always wins –

Not through strength, but through persistence.

– Buddha

There are two primary choices in life:

To accept conditions as they exist,

Or accept the responsibility for changing them.

– Denis Waitley

So go ahead and make mistakes.

Make all you can.

Because that’s where you will find success.

On the far side of failure.

– Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Don’t be afraid your life will end;

Be afraid that it will never begin.

– Grace Hansen

Do not go where the path may lead,

Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,

But in rising every time we fall.

– Nelson Mandela

Okay so that was eleven instead of ten, you got a bonus one because it was very hard to narrow them down. Have a fantastic weekend everyone, and keep plugging away at your dreams!

Have your own inspirational or motivational quote to share? I’d love to see it in the comments below, and who knows who you might be helping down the road with these words of encouragement.

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