There are days when we feel very productive and we tend to do a lot more than requested and achieve a lot more, in the end. On other days, however, we find it difficult to work and even harder to concentrate on our tasks and goals for the day. Just in case you find yourself in one of these conditions, be still and know we’ve all been there and done that before.
Let the following quotes speak to you and help you get past the day:
1. It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as longas you don’t stop — Confucius
Oftentimes, we find out that we’re moving at a slow pace when we compare ourselves to our folks or people we feel we should be together with. Confucius, however, wants us to understand that we need to keep moving and hope for better days.
2. Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think— Christopher Robin
For days when you feel down and unable to go on and just entirely tired, remind yourself that you are brave, smart, and strong.
3. Tough times never last, but tough people do — Robert H. Schuller
This may be hard to understand but very real for people who get it. Tough times will come your way because, in the words of Maya Angelou, you are human and nothing human is alien to you; but you need to let go and be strong because those times never last.
4. Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in thebunch that opens the lock —Abraham Lincoln
For days when you feel you’re not good enough, or your efforts are underappreciated or mean little or nothing to the growth of the organization, let Abraham Lincoln’s words soothe your heart.
5. Challenges are what make life interesting, andovercoming them is what makes lifemeaningful— Joshua J. Marine
Does this speak volumes to you? Because it clearly sums up everything. Always remember that your meaningful life depends on you overcoming your challenges and killing your demons.
6. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it — Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou says a lot of amazing stuff in her autobiography and of the many beautiful quotes, this is one that should be a guiding principle for the everyday life.
7. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain — when you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about ― Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is the genius behind the book called ‘Norwegian Wood’ and this one sticks because asides it’s similarity, it defines a reality as human beings. First, identifying that indeed the storm will end, and it will be a thing of the past and it will make you an entirely different person.
So, when you have that difficult day at work, read these and cheer up. The future is bright!