Inspirational quotes leads us to an empowerment within that keeps us going...that’s why these words of encouragement and comfort continue across social media and receive the highest likes and views among other platforms.
I challenge you to google encouraging quotes vs. defeated quotes and find the number of sites that leave us crushed to be higher than those that use comfort.
THAT’S BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO FEEL DEFEATED
I’ve put out several blogs over the years and the ones that continue to raise in followers are those that have guided individuals to a higher positive state. Words are powerful and they will continue to be – that’s why it’s important to keep our platforms we use to heal and restore rather than to demean and discourage.
Deuteronomy 20:4 “For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”
Seeking encouragement reveals strength, not weakness
“If you’ve ever shied from asking for help because of fear that you may seem weak, you aren’t alone. It’s a sad irony that it’s during the times we most need to ask for help that most people are reticent in doing so.”
~Margie Warrell (Forbes)
“Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Some of these brief sayings have become celebrated parts of society’s album of go-to’s:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“But out of all of the things that people—famous, influential, and otherwise—have to say, what makes some turns of phrase so powerful that they become mantras for generations?”
There’s also power in the words themselves, says Ward Farnsworth, dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric. Farnsworth says that people have an “appetite for well-expressed wisdom, motivational or otherwise.”
“Depending on whom you ask, the appeal appears to lie in a combination of good wordsmithing, motivational psychology, and a measure of self-selection. Obviously, people who tend to feel inspired by motivational quotes are going to find them more resonant than those who don’t find simple phrases and sayings to be particularly meaningful, says psychologist and motivation expert Jonathan Fader, PhD, founder of the Union Square Practice in New York City.”
“If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it.”
“Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better.”
― The Beatles
❤ It’s only words, and words are all I have…to take your heart away! ❤