40 Inspirational Quotes To Remind You You're Right Where You Need To Be
It's easier than it should be to feel like we're behind in life, but recognizing the progress we've made or appreciating where we are can make a huge difference about how we see ourselves. Maybe you need to take an entire 24 hours to rest, unfollow someone on Instagram who you compare yourself to, or add some inspiration into your everyday.
These inspirational quotes will leave you feeling ready to tackle the day or remind you that you're not alone. Copy them into your journal, leave them on your wall with sticky notes, or write them on your mirror with a dry-erase marker for some daily inspo.
"You are the author of your own story. If you don't like where this chapter is going, it's ok to start a new one." We all need a reminder that it's never too late for a fresh start.
"When you focus on the good, the good gets better." This inspirational quote is a reminder that it's always a good idea to count your blessings.
"The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit." Don't confuse rest with standing still — you can't always see growth.
"You can look at each day as an obstacle or an opportunity." Take a deep breath and face the day head-on.
"Self-care means learning to rest when you want to quit." We frequently need a reminder that rest does not equate weakness.
"Today I will not stress over things I can't control." If you feel like life is spiraling, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and focus on what you can control.
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Leave the past in the past.
"Be kinder to yourself and celebrate the little wins." Progress doesn't have to mean one giant leap every day — it can be lots of little steps one after the other.
"Dear me, don't be so hard on yourself, you're doing okay." Don't forget that you deserve grace, too.
"You are the author of your story." You've got major main character energy.
"Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself." We all need a little bit of encouragement from others.
"Feel like we could all use a collective deep breath RN." Don't forget that you're not alone, even when you feel like you are.
"Every second you spend focused on someone else could be time spent nurturing yourself." The grass might be greener on the other side of the fence, but when was the last time you watered yours?
"5 Things To Remember Today:
- You are valuable
- You are enough
- You have a voice
- You are seen
- You are capable."
Telling yourself these truths is just as important as hearing them from someone else.
"Life is here and so am I." Don't forget to be present. Even pain reminds us that we're human.
"If yesterday was heavy, it's okay to put it down." Don't carry weight you don't need with you.
"Stop taking directions from people who never got where you're going." Be intentional with the people you let speak into your life.
"Be proud of how hard you are trying." We hope this inspirational quote reminds you that your effort does not go unseen.
"Fall Reset Affirmations:
- I love the process of becoming who I am
- I choose to let go of what no longer serves me
- I disconnect from the noise around me
- I am ready to embrace new patterns
- I give myself permission to rest and enjoy the life I've built."
You don't have to wait for the new year for a reset.
"Setting boundaries is cool." Don't forget that "no" is a full sentence.
"Train your mind to see the good in every situation." Train yourself when you're happy so that you can take better care of yourself when you're sad.
"Life is too short to spend time planted somewhere you're no longer growing." Change can be scary but so can staying the same.
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." A little bit of focus can go a long way.
"Friendly reminder to take care of yourself even when you're tired." This is a super-important inspirational quote because taking care of yourself means you can take better care of others.
"Stop worrying about how it's going to happen and start believing it will." There's a lot of power in belief!
"Expect nothing. Appreciate everything." Start keeping a gratitude journal that you can look at when times get hard.
"It's a beautiful day to be proud of all the progress you've made." We're proud of you — you should be, too.
"The way you speak to yourself matters." You deserve kindness, too, even when you're frustrated with yourself.
"Be the reason someone feels included, welcomed, supported, safe, and valued." You might be the only kindness someone knows.
"Every day is a day you've never seen before." Remember that everyday has its own adventures, opportunities, and goodness.
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." This quote reminds us that you can never run out of fresh starts.
"If you see something beautiful in someone, tell them." Like Danielle Laporte said, "Throw compliments like confetti!" That also happens to be one of our favorite inspirational quotes ;).
"Better days are here and now." If you focus too hard on the future, you might miss the present.
"Let all that you do be done in love." It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.
"Even a bad day is just 24 hours." We always need a reminder that bad days won't last forever.
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