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How motivational words can help you live a better life.

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There’s no doubt everyone needs a little push, either it’s with motivational words, useful pieces of advice or motivated people to stay motivated. It’s a bit logical to note that once motivated people or positive spoken words diminish, there will be a telltale of it in your life.

It’s so easy for an overworked brain to think negatively at times. Sometimes, all we need is a quiet moment of clarity, where we channel positive thoughts to our inner spirit. John Eccles discovered that by speaking positive words out loud, the brain’s area responsible for movement speeds to action. Over the years, other researchers have continued to prove this fact.

Motivational words, actions, and motivated people play a unique role in our lives. The impact of motivational words and prayers cannot be undermined. Have you ever met a highly successful person and wonder how they got that far? I know it might seem weird, but we couldn’t help but think about it sometimes.

You see, those little things we overlook, things like speaking positive words of affirmation into our lives, are essential. I’ll highlight some of the best motivational words to uplift you and have a positive impact on your life. But before then, let’s take a look at Tade’s story.

Why you should always affirm positive things to yourself.

The rat hurriedly moved to the other side as the homeowner settled on a chair.

Tade sat penniless in his rat-infested room with his soaked garri in front of him. For years, he had tried, stopped Midway, and failed at every attempt to make a successful living.
A few minutes earlier, his landlord walked in, pushing Tade’s old, Haggard, and weak door aside. The man wrinkled his nose at Tade’s sight showing his utter disgust. ‘Mr man,’ he began saying, ‘ staring disgustingly at the garri Tade was about to consume. ‘you’re advised to vacate this compound before the next 24hours. I think I have given you more than enough time and grace.’ The man said as he strolled out of the room, not waiting to hear anything Tade might want to say.
‘I am a failure.’ Tade cried out, putting his hands over his head. This has been his mantra since forever. And time and time again, he has proven to be a failure.
The whole situation seems terrible, right?
But is he a failure?

Most times, we unconsciously affirm negative things into our lives, thereby breeding failure and negativity. No one has it all figured out. Move closer to that wealthy man; you’ll realize he also has his silent battles. While some struggles are evident, some battles are silent but draining. We are all wanderers seeking refuge in the world.

Let’s look through some of the best motivational words to motivate you whenever you feel down or feel dejected.

Motivational words/quotes.

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” Abraham Hicks.
How often do we focus on the positives instead of dwelling on the negative side? Some people have it worse than us. Focus on the good.

“Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.” Anonymous.
Sometimes, it’s not even about the evil eyes. Although it’s real – not everyone wants good for you. However, it’s about not getting distracted along – this happens when a lot of people are involved.

“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they shine when it’s their time.” Stephanie S. Brown.
These motivational words above got to apply to almost everyone. Everyone’s life and the journey are differently unique, don’t compare!

“When you start taking care of yourself, you start feeling better, you start looking better, and you start to attract better. It all starts with you.” Idil Ahmed.

Sometimes, we care too much about others that we forget that we are also important. Self-care cannot be overemphasized.

“A beautiful day begins with with a beautiful mindset.” Deryk.
Our mindset plays a vital role in the outcome of our day. If our mindset isn’t helpful, our day might not end well.

“Don’t let the bad days make you feel like you have a bad life.” Arya Anand.
There will always be that bad day when we feel nothing is worth it, but of course, there are also those good days when everything is worth it; live for those days.

“Grow through what you go through.” Tyrese Gibson.
We’ll pass through some difficult trauma, but it’s a choice to either pull-through or remain stagnant.

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” Anonymous.
This is so true. I have seen some storms which only caved us better. It won’t be easy initially, but we’ll see it’s only for the better in the long run.

“When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it.” Mitch Griego.
Nothing feels better than leaving people guessing how you made it. Put in the efforts.

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” Toni Morrison.
You don’t expect to excel when you keep thinking you can’t, give it up and focus on your dreams.

“Self doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Suzy Kassem.
Afraid of the risk? Do it anyway; it wouldn’t kill a little to take calculated risks. Don’t doubt yourself; you’re probably just doubting your dreams.

“Trust the timing of your life.” Brittany Burgunder.

Sometimes, all we need is to trust the timing of our lives and the process. It will come; have a little patience.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle.
Create opportunities for yourself.

“Don’t worry about the people who aren’t happy for you. They probably aren’t happy for themselves either.” Anonymous.
There are a lot of bitter people out there; don’t be one of them. Be happy.

“Don’t give up because you had a bad day, forgive yourself and do better tomorrow.” Unknown.
Strive for a better tomorrow.

“Good things come to those who work for it.” Unknown.
Bottom line, Goodwill only find you if you work for it.

“Keep going, because you did not come this far to only come this far.” Mick Kremling.
Louder? Keep pushing. You cannot relent now.

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” Max Depree.
The journey to becoming better begins with you.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe.
Start now, or you may never do.

“You’ll never be ready, just start.” Unknown.
This is so true. We’ll only get better as time speeds.

“The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort.” Billy Cox.

You’re responsible for your actions, inactions, and attitude.

“A little progress each day adds spice to big results.” Satya Nani.

Keep pushing till it ultimately makes sense.

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.” Anna Colibri.
We won’t stop until we’re proud!

“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” Ziad K. Abdelnour.
Endeavor to have a positive outlook on life at all times.

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Sean Patrick Flanery.
Invest in your future.

“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” Michele Ruiz.

That’s one of the best rewards you could give yourself.

“Never let your fear decide your fate.” Aaron Bruno.
Don’t listen to your fears. Pray and work towards overcoming your fears.

“Progress, not perfection.” David Perlmutter.
Focus on your progress; perfection is relative to progress.

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” Anonymous.
You should be your number one cheerleader.

” Results happen over time, not overnight -work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.” Anonymous.
Patience and constituency often breed success. Success isn’t an overnight journey.

“There is no failure, you either win or learn.” Gary Keller.
Point noted. Not failure, they’re lessons.

“Great things never come from comfort zone.” Anonymous.
We have to move away from our comfort zone to attain success.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” Dolly Parton.

Smile. It’s a charity.

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Gustav Jung.
Actions they say speaks louder than voice.

“The grass is greener when you water it.” Neil Barringham.

This is yet another pointer to working for success.

“Remember that the reason you’re doing this is to make your life better.” Unknown.
Let this be a motivator.

“Impossible is just an opinion.” Paulo Coelho.

Erase the word Impossible with ‘l’m Possible.’

“Someday is not a day of the week.” Janet Dailey.

Have a plan.

“One of the most underrated secrets to success is to start before you’re ready.” Marie Forleo.
We’ll get to learn in the process.

“I hope you know how brave, important, sparkling, and wonderful you are, even if you don’t feel like it.” Unknown.
Sometimes, you won’t feel like it. But you’re awesome.

“Discipline is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t want to do it.” Unknown.

Sometimes, all it takes is a disciplined self to attain your goals.

“There is no change where there is no action.” Unknown.
Get into action.

“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” Anonymous.

New day, new development. Be a part of the action through constant learning and research.

“Work hard in silence, let your success do the noise.” Frank Ocean.

Don’t be an empty barrel, show results.

“Will it be easy? Nope.
“Will it be worth it? Absolutely.” Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli.

It won’t be easy but have it at the back of your mind that it will be worth it.

“Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” Anonymous.

Don’t dwell on negativity.

“Faith in God includes faith in his timing.” Neal A. Maxwell.

Put your absolute trust in God and trust his timing.

“Become the best version of yourself.” Unknown.

Do yourself a favor.

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray.
Be your C.E.O!

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” Wayne Dyer.

One of my absolute best. I compete with myself. I want to be a better version of myself.

A friend of mine used to say, ‘let people see as you progress. You have to start from somewhere. You’ll never be ready, and it can never be perfect.’ Indeed, we’ll never be ready, even if we begin a journey to greatness.

So, start that project, build that dream, and be consistent. As always, this is first an admonishment to me before you. Smile.
I hope you feel inspired by these soul-lifting motivational words. And I hope you implement them. Pick your favorite quote, write it out, and say it every now and then.
Meet you at the top. Cheers!

About the author


Mariam Olajide, mostly called by friends as 'Mori,' is passionate about reading and writing. She is a graduate of English at the Lagos State University and a postgraduate student at the University of Ibadan.
She isn't just passionate about reading and writing.

She's passionate about a world that is peaceful and free from judgementalism. As a plus, she believes in YOU - she thinks you can get lost in her blogs and be transformed for the better. *Smiles*

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