What are inspirational quotes? If you take a moment to look at it, quotes are just words uttered or written by another person. The ones that really resonate usually contain a truth or piece of wisdom that inspires or touches us. Quotes can come from famous people, anonymous people, friends, colleagues, or members of your family.
Inspirational stories and movies can show us what is possible in our lives. They can remind us of the capacity and potential we have as humans. Inspirational quotes can do the same but in less time. While it may only take seconds to read a quote, some can stick with you for days if not years.
Here are three ways you can use inspirational quotes in your life:
1. To Inspire and Motivate
We all have off days where we wonder if things will work out. If you need to be uplifted or reminded of your potential, read a quote. You likely find the words were just what you needed in that moment.
You can also use a quote in your classroom or workplace to inspire and motivate others. You could post your favorite daily quote on a bulletin or white board, tweet it to your employees, or discuss it.
2. To Solve a Challenge
Think of a challenge you are having. Then turn to your favorite collection of quotes. If it's a print version, open to a page that feels right, close your eyes, and point your finger at a quote. If it's online, just cursor down and stop when it feels right.
Whichever quote your cursor or finger points at can provide a clue or insight to your challenge. Try the quote on and see if it resonates as a possible solution to your challenge or if it sparks some ideas for solutions.
3. Self Development
Choose a quote that embodies a quality you wish to integrate in your life. Read the quote and think about or journal about how you could live this quote in your life. Consider what your life could be like if you were living this quote. Read the quote every day and take daily actions that align your life with the message in the quote. Keep track of the results and serendipitous surprises in your life.
Start your own quote collection. Every time you read or hear a quote that really rings true for you, write it down. You never know when those quotes will come in handy.
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