Hey guys! We are going to kick things off by talking about one of our favorite things: motivational quotes! We LOVE browsing Pinterest for quotes- whether it be for motivation to exercise, work on a project or just for a boost of positivity! There is just something about leafing through them that really lights a fire for us to get things done. Today we are each going to share a favorite that has helped motivate us!
She believed she could, so she did.
I’m not sure where I stumbled on this quote actually, but I carried it with me all throughout college. (Literally- I had it printed out!) It kept me going when I wasn’t sure that I wanted to finish and it ended up being helpful in my internship and eventual job, too! I always feel extra motivated when I read the quote- like yes, I am a badass and can do whatever I set my mind to! It’s honestly really refreshing to someone with an anxious personality (hello!) to believe, even if just for a minute, that they are capable of accomplishing great things. It’s so easy to doubt ourselves- as employees, wives, friends, daughters, moms, etc. BUT it’s also easy to implement a little bit of positive self-talk, too! You ARE awesome, you CAN do it… you can even get a tattoo to remind yourself. 😉 I had always, always wanted a quote tattooed but with some many ideas, how’s a girl to choose?! Then it just kind of clicked- of course those are the words I want to carry with me forever. Though the pronoun may be “she”, now that I have a son, I want to teach him that he can do whatever he sets his mind to. There are truly no limitations in life- just the ones we set on ourselves.
It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us. -J.K. Rowling
Because I am a nerd at heart, my favorite would have to come from none other than J.K. Rowling herself. Now, I know that we may not have “real” magic inside of us (even though I’m still holding out for my Hogwart’s acceptance letter) but we do possess magic inside of us. In a world that is constantly telling us who we should be, or what we should look like, or how we should be feeling, it is SO important to sit back and remember that we are enough. We are important. What we bring to the table is DIFFERENT than everyone else, and that my dear, is our magic. Our ability to be different, ability to love one another and be undoubtedly kind in a world that is hard and judgmental.
I know that I have personally struggled with remembering that who I am on the inside is enough. I’ve struggled with body image issues for years, and it’s only been in the last few years that I have realized that who I am on the inside is more important than my physical appearance. Being kind, forgiving, being a good friend and being a good person is what makes us who we are. That is our magic. Never lose sight of that. And who knows, maybe that Hogwarts letter will show up any day now.
We hope that these quotes find you well and give you a boost of positivity, too! What are some of your favorite motivational quotes? Bonus points if you also got them tattooed 😉