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15 Inspirational Quotes When You Need Motivation

Inspirational quotes can give you a new perspective and help raise your energy. Here are 15 inspirational quotes for when you need motivation!

1. An inspirational quote for when you need reassurance.

“It’s okay to want affection. It’s okay to be more ambitious than others. It’s okay to need affirmation. It’s okay to fall off for a minute. It’s okay to feel sad for a while. It’s okay to outgrow relationships. It’s okay to have capacities. It’s okay to acknowledge your mental health. It’s okay to choose to rest instead. It’s okay to miss them sometimes. It’s okay to be working on your self-discipline. It’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s okay to prioritize yourself. It’s okay to be your authentic self. It’s okay to have needs. It’s okay to be human.” 

-We The Urban 

2. An inspirational quote for when are seeking acceptance.

“I will accept my hard days as they are.” 

-Self Care Spotlight 

3. An inspirational quote for when you need self-acceptance.

 “Friendly Reminder: You are doing your best and your best doesn’t have to be perfect.”

-Banana Crush 

4. An inspirational quote for when you need hope.

“Maybe something better is coming instead. Maybe who you are isn’t set in stone. Maybe you’re judging instead of observing. Maybe struggling is a sign of progress. Maybe you are finally ready for a change. Maybe what’s underneath anger is sadness. Maybe you could choose to accept what is. Maybe you’re just getting to the good part. Maybe those negative thoughts are untrue. Maybe life’s meaning is up to you to decide. Maybe you’re still growing into your best self. Maybe it’s okay to break your rules sometimes. Maybe what’s meant to be wont pass you by.” 

-Positively Present 

5. An inspirational quote to remember emotional maturity.

“Maturity is being able to maintain your energy the way you want it to be when someone close to you is trying to drag you into their storm. You hear them, you see them, you offer support, but at the same time, you let their tension be theirs and you let your peace be yours.” 

-Yung Pueblo 

6. An inspirational quote for when emotions feel messy.

“If feeling could talk- Sadness might be telling me I need to cry. Loneliness might be telling me I need connection. Shame might be telling me I need self-compassion. Resentment might be telling me I need to forgive. Emptiness might be telling me I need to do something creative. Anger might be telling me I need to check in with my boundaries. Anxiety might be telling me I need to breathe. Stress might be telling me I need to take it one step at a time.”

-Wholesomehearted School Counseling 

7. An inspirational quote for when the waiting feels long.

“For the one who is waiting: There are moments when it seems like the days are running together and there are also these days where you feel like you’re running out of time. There are times when you try to imagine what it will finally look like to take that deep breath upon arriving at a particular point on your journey, and there are other times where you wonder…what are you actually even waiting for? 

You’re asking a lot of questions right now and while you wait for the answers, I just hope you can practice breathing, right here. I hope you can practice taking deep breaths. For all that you have to wait for in this life, I hope exhaling isn’t one of them. 

For all that you are waiting for, peaceful moments are waiting for you, and for all you do not know, I hope you can give yourself permission to go in search of them. They might seem too small and insignificant at first, but I promise you, they are worth seeking. Who says you can’t be a seeker while you wait? Who says, on life’s journey, you can’t experience flickers of delight along the way?”

-Morgan Harper Nichols 

8. An inspirational quote about when life feels demanding.

“Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by the degree of presence.” 

-Alan Watts

9. An inspirational quote when you need to trust life’s process.

“As hard as it is, let go of control. Magic happens in the unexpected.” 

-Spirit Daughter 

10. An inspirational quote to measure life’s beauty.

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself- what you’re wearing who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”

-Warsan Shire 

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11. An inspirational quote for breaking negative cycles.

“Breaking cycles can look like: Intentionally finding joy. Practicing self-awareness. Learning to communicate clearly and honestly. Raising your kids differently than how you were raised. Unlearning that self-abandonment equals love. Going to therapy. Setting and honoring healthy boundaries. Saying yes to your dreams. Asking for help. Forgiving yourself. Practicing self-care before burnout. Choosing to not be defined by your struggle. Not settling and remembering your worth.” 

-Alex Elle 

12. An inspirational quote to gain a better mindset.

“I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become.” 

-Oprah Winfrey 

13. An inspirational quote for slowing down and experiencing life.

“You rush, you race, you move with pace. You are always looking for the next thing. The next challenge, the next accomplishment. But what if you just paused. If you just took a breath. If you took a moment. If instead of looking into the future, you looked at what is right in front. What if you stood still and looked around. Because what you may find is that now looks perfect. What you will discover is that now is exactly where you need to be. Because if you are always looking to the future, you will miss the magic of now.”

-Lisa Buscomb 

14. An inspirational quote to remember that everything is temporary.

“Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” 

-Jenni Young 

15. An inspirational quote to keep going.

“This is just a little reminder for whoever needs to hear this…You’re doing amazing. You really are. You’ve already come so far and you are just going to keep going and growing and becoming more than you could ever imagine. Of course there will be roadblocks and of course there will be some hurdles along the way, but beautiful friend keep going anyways. You don’t need to have high energy all the time, you don’t always (or never) need to get things right on the first try. Just keep trying keep going, keep letting yourself grow. You’re doing so great, you really are.” 

-Nikki Banas

What are your favorite inspirational quotes for motivation? Let us know in the comments below!

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