Snap out of that feeling of discouragement and rise above your challenges! This is a gentle reminder you are the hero of your story when you need a little push to be great.
Throughout history, we have witnessed an immense amount of people of all genders, races, and identities who proved that no matter how hard the going gets, there is no reason to stop the journey.
No matter what you’re going through or how you may feel, remember that you are the only person who can alter your emotions and it’s up to you to create a positive life through positive mindsets. And using powerful inspirational quotes about courage can help you get the strength you need to do so.
Life tends to get a bit hectic, especially if you are juggling a full-time job, kids, marriage, and squeezing in social life. Often times we can feel extremely discouraged when the workload piles up and you can’t see the road ahead. Trust the process as much as possible!
You will never have a moment in life where you’ll feel completely stress-free. You will constantly undergo change and it might seem scary at first glance, but it is ultimately molding us into the people we were created to be.
Start your days with writing a list of realistic, short-term goals. You will find delight when you complete whatever it is you were aiming for! After you see yourself completing the smaller goals, start aiming higher and go wild with your own expectations.
If you need a pick me up on those bad days, here are some of the best inspirational quotes about courage and strength to get you through it! We hope you enjoy reading these selected quotes as much as we did putting them together.
1. Tomorrow is a new beginning!
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.”— Audrey Hepburn
2. Who runs the world? GIRLS.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”— Brigham Young
3. Work it, girl!
“Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.”— Yulia Tymoshenko
4. Go your own way.
“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”— Lady Gaga
5. Know your enemies.
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.”— J.K. Rowling
6. Write your own story.
“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.”— Amy Schumer
7. Encourage one another!
“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”— Taylor Swift
8. What do you stand for?
“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”— Jennifer Lopez
9. Keep expanding your mind and the rest will follow.
“Life shrinks or expands to one’s courage.”— Anais Nin
10. Put on your brave face!
“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.”— Atticus
11. Can you feel the burn!?
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”— Mark Anthony
12. Go out and kick ass.
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou
13. Learn from the critics!
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”— Hillary Clinton
14. Let your voice be heard.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”— Malala Yousafzai
15. Get up and win today.
“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”— Al Anon
16. Guard your spirits.
“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.”— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
17. You are all you’ve got.
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.”— Janis Joplin
18. You hold the power within.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”— Alice Walker
19. Know yourself.
“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”— Sheila Murray Bethel
20. How great can you be?
“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”— Anne Frank
21. Read that again. And again.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
22. Chin up, beautiful!
“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”— Melissa Etheridge
23. *kisses mirror*
“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”— Byron Katie
24. Does the world know who you are?
“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”— Arlene Rankin
25. Be grateful for all that you have.
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”— Oprah Winfrey
26. Be confident in all walks of life!
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”— Rosalynn Carter
27. Accept your mistakes as new challenges.
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”— Catherine Cook
28. Take a leap of faith today!
“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”— Grace Hopper
29. What’s that, facts?
“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.”— Byron Katie
30. You’re in for the best ride of your life.
“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.”— Tory Burch
31. No excuses.
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”— Florence Nightingale
32. You are amazing just the way you are!
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”— Meryl Streep
33. Go at your own pace.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”— Anne Sweeney
34. Mistakes will be made. But you will succeed.
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”— Arianna Huffington
35. Your new ideas could be hiding in your friend’s mind!
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”— Melinda Gates
36. Kill them with kindness.
“Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.”— Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
37. Are you proud of your successes?
“Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.”— Jacqueline Bisset
38. Work harder, not faster.
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”— Estée Lauder
39. Respect everyone’s hustle.
“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.”— Pink
40. Start small, then grow your empire little by little.
“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”— Margaret Thatcher
“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”— Rhonda Hansome
42. Do not settle for small-minded thoughts.
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
43. You should be the only one you want to impress!
“I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves.”— Mary Wollstonecraft
44. Your voice is your most powerful tool.
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”— Melinda Gates
45. Steer your ship towards the horizon.
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”— Louisa May Alcott
46. Your imagination is your best friend!
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.”— Dr. Mae Jemison
47. The pen is mightier than the sword.
“Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”— Shonda Rhimes
48. Take what’s rightfully yours!
“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”— Beyoncé
49. Spread your wings and fly.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”― Charlotte Brontë
50. Life would not exist without women!
“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.”― Mark Twain
Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and religion.