Don’t Stop Believing! 9 Quotes That Inspire Us to Pursue Our Dreams

A powerful quote that prompts deep internal reflection is a unanimously effective quote. And a life-changing quote? Well, these words are often the inspiration behind the world’s most influential actions and meaningful changes.

Some people enjoy daily tear-away desk calendars. Others sign up for direct messages that get sent straight to their email inboxes. Regardless of delivery method, taking the time to hear words of wisdom is meaningful as it offers new perspectives from minds that operate differently from our own.

A compelling phrase. A kind message. A thought-inducing reminder. Certain quotes may appear frequently and unpredictably throughout our lives, but we mustn’t dismiss their sentiment, even when life’s current takes us in unexpected directions. When we take a moment to pause, digest and connect how these messages apply directly to our experiences, these words can make or break what move we make next.

In the spirit of our upcoming Dream it. Do it. Be it. virtual event on March 31, we are excited to share 10 quotes that inspire us to pursue our dreams. Keep reading and get inspired for tomorrow!

“I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey

Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable is a pivotal action when it comes to growth. As is breaking through feelings of fear. Like the one and only Oprah, when you live fearlessly you open the door to new possibilities and ultimately, your dreams.

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

The fear of failure and the embarrassment that goes hand-in-hand with it is often the ‘stop sign’ that prevents people from chasing their dreams. The first step to eliminating this fear is accepting the fact that failure is a part of the process itself. The only wrong answer here is not taking a chance in the first place.

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” – Nelson Mandela

The baby steps of any project can be the most enlightening. Take the time to acknowledge your progress as well as your discoveries along the way and your goal will be that much more fulfilling.

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

Our imaginations are the drawing board of our dreams. The bigger and more bravely we open our imaginations, the more capacity we have to dream.

“Dreams are illustrations.. from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman

So poetic! Inside all of us is a one-of-a-kind spark that ignites our souls. It’s up to us to be brave enough to let this light out, pursue it, and as Ms. Norman is saying, bring the story of your dream to life.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

The individuality of your dream is your power. Your life’s mission is unique to you, your skillsets and your personality and that alone are compelling. Within your passion lies a superpower that one else has.

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Chasing a dream has no age limit. Julia Child, famously adored chef, did but publish her first cookbook until she was 50. Vera Wang, one of the most iconic women working in fashion, did not enter the industry until she was 40. Use your experiences and wisdom as preparation for your next chapter and new goal, and know that there is no failure in exploring something new.

“You just go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” – Barbara Sher

Doing what you love and what you were born to do feels good. Plain and simple. It feels like home and reminds you of your purpose in life. Never lose sight of that feeling – you deserve to make a life in which it is a priority.

“So you may not always have a comfortable life.  And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems all at once.  But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

It is in life’s discomforts that we often discover our purpose. Use those trying experiences to your benefit and never lose sight of the fact that they will only benefit you in your long-term goals. In fact, what you have overcome may even lay the groundwork for an impact that touches the lives of others or inspires hope. You never know who you can motivate! And as Mrs. Obama said, “courage is contagious” and that is always a beautiful thing this world can use more of.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

Why not have fun throughout your dream’s pursuit? As you work tirelessly to achieve your goal, be mindful of injecting moments of laughter, love and your unique mark. In other words, enjoy the journey – you’ve only got one.

What is your favorite quote about pursuing your dreams? Let us know on our social channels! Be sure to sign up for our Dream it. Do it. Be it. virtual event tomorrow, March 31! Register here!

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