Ever have those down-in-the-dump days? I sure have, and they suck— but only until I get my mind right again. Family problems, work issues and personal obstacles are all things that can get in the way of the smooth road of success we were so happily traveling on. Life happens, so we have to expect and accept bumps in the road, but it’s tough to get back into the groove of things when you are unmotivated. When I feel a little under the weather, I turn to motivational quotes that give me that “Grrrrrrr” to get back on track and kick some butt!
Last year, I competed in approximately 10 NPC/IFBB shows. At times, training got tough and instead of giving up, which was not an option, I turned to comforting, motivational words to pick me up and remind me that I have to keep going. Below are a few quotes that I love to read once in a while. Find some that mean something to you and give you that “eye of the tiger.” Keep them close and when you have a bad day or are not feeling that usual drive, read them and try to get your mind refocused. You got this, girls!
“Just because you fail once, it doesn’t mean you are going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” Marilyn Monroe
“The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” Mike Ditka
“You are your own obstacle.” Me
“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.” Mike Ditka
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” Anonymous
“Don’t allow yourself to be upset or disturbed. Hold your peace because without it you have no power.” Joyce Meyer
“When feeling overwhelmed by a faraway goal, repeat the following: I have it within me right now, to get me to where I want to be later.” notsalmon.com
“Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” Heidi Johnson