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“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
–Veronica Roth, Divergent
I love this quote. It can be really helpful to anyone who has a lot of trouble facing their fears everyday, and especially those who are ashamed of having that fear. It lets us know that fear is always going to be there. It’s not something you can just up and ask to move out of your brain, however it is something that can be dealt with and coped with. Instead of trying to teach yourself to not be afraid of said thing, teach yourself to know how to deal with it when the time is necessary. This can be especially helpful for anyone struggling with anxiety, because learning to control that fear rather than letting it control you is a huge part of learning to live with it, and it’s something I struggle with to this day. It’s learning to keep your breathing under control, keep your mind from imploding, and how to go on with your life even despite those conditions. Being free from fear can’t mean that the fear is gone, but rather that you acknowledge the fear is there and go on anyways.
“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”
–The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who
This is another one of my favourite quotes. It’s really inspiring to take every moment as if it were your last, and to try to do your best to make an impact on the world and the people around you. Whether that be by helping out at a charity event, or even just helping a little one find their parent at the supermarket, really trying to make a difference is important. You could also take it as living life to the fullest each day, however as someone who struggles a lot with anxiety and confidence, that’s not always possible. I think living in the sense of making an impact, rather than going crazy like it’s the last day you’ve got to live, is definitely more useful and can make you appreciate the time you have here that much more.
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
–Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings
For the last quote, I chose this one from Lady Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings. In a world so populated by people, and with so many people’s influences on us, and people controlling and monitoring a lot of what we do, sometimes it can be hard to remember what our worth is in this world. This quote reminds us that even though we might not have a position of power, we can still have influence on plenty of things in our world and can change the course of the future. Each of our actions has the power to change people’s perspective on life, and have the potential to influence so many things. I think that’s what the best part of being human is; the ability to change people’s perspectives and make them see the world in different colours. When you think about it, it’s quite a cool concept. There’s probably someone in your life you’ve already changed the perspective of, whether it be your parents, or even a friend, and you have to power to open so many other people’s minds up and change the course of the future.
Well, that’s the last of them! I hope you enjoyed, and I’m really glad how it turned out. It seems quotes have a lot more power to motivate us than I had previously thought.
Today’s nominee is…
YOU. I want anyone who can find the time (and would like to, of course) to try completing the Three Day Quote Challenge! It’s really a great way to get re-motivated and remember exactly what it is you value most in life, and get back into touch with your goals. I’d love to go through and read them, so make sure to give me a link if you do manage to do it!
Thanks again to Confessions of a Reborn Girl, who nominated me for this wonderful challenge, I had a great time doing it!
As always, thanks for reading, and see you all next time!