10 Quotes That Will Help You Believe In Yourself – Even When (Especially When) You’re Feeling Really Low.

10 Quotes That Will Help You Believe In Yourself - Even When (Especially When) You're Feeling Really Low.

Introduction:  Having Faith in the Sunshine

The following 10 quotes are from the book, I Wrote This For You by Iain Thomas—an acclaimed exploration that began as a blog in 2007 of hauntingly beautiful words, photography, and emotion that’s unique to each person that reads it.  I Wrote This For You is one of those rare books that doesn’t speak to you from the outside-in—like a friend giving you advice that you would then internalize, but rather from the inside-out—like you just opened up a diary and were feeling deep emotions that you could never verbalize or express, which, were then manifesting outward from your soul into your whole being.

This collection of quotes focuses specifically on the inside-out messages of self-belief and self-empowerment so to remind the reader that—while it may not seem like it at times—the tough times will pass and that things will get better.  As the proverb, “This too shall pass” reminds us – time heals all things and just as the thunderclouds come rolling in, so too will they go rolling out with the sunshine following their departure.  The key is to be patient with the process, have faith in the sunshine, and stay focused on taking positive actions that will keep you moving forward in the right, bright direction.

Spend some time with the quotes below and look for the opportunities in your struggles.  Remember that the most beautiful people in life are, most of the time, the ones who have overcome the most challenge and adversity.  Believe that you—yes, you—have a beautiful gift to share with the world and that, while people can be terrible and cruel, people can also be kind and compassionate and loving and that this life will provide for you in incredible ways—just as long as you believe.  Believe, not only in the process and the sunshine and the actions that you take, but most importantly, in yourself and your journey on this earth.  Nothing will be done fully without it and no one else can do that for you.  Good luck!

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The List: 10 Quotes That Will Help You Believe In Yourself:

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“Where you are, right here and now, this is how bad stories end.  But it’s also how the best stories, begin.”


“Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  Do not let the pain make you hate.  Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.  Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”


“You will never meet anyone who has done something great who waited for permission to do something great.”


“The bad news is, people are crueler, meaner and more evil than you’ve ever imagined.  The good news is, people are kinder, gentler and more loving than you’ve ever dreamed.”


“The heart is a muscle like any other and the best exercise you can do for it is called picking yourself up off the floor.”


“Oh shut up.  Every time it rains, it stops raining.  Every time you hurt, you heal.  After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still you choose to believe that the night will last forever.  Nothing lasts forever.  Not the good or the bad.  So you might as well smile while you’re here.”


“You remember and dwell on all the things you’ve lost and ignore all the things you haven’t.  Because your scars are like stars.  Yet the night stays perfectly black.”


“You wake up with a list of all the people you’d rather be.  But you’re already on everyone else’s list.”


“I know the world is crazy.  I know love is not always the way it’s meant to be.  I know sometimes, things hurt.  But I also know that we’ll get through this.  That our hearts will arrive on the other side, in one piece.  That everything is beautiful, if we give it the chance to be.”


“It does not count if you believe in yourself when it’s easy to believe in yourself.  It does not count if you believe the world can be a better place when the future looks bright.  It does not count if you think you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you.  It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end and you’ve still got a long way to go.  That’s when it counts.  That’s when it matters the most.”

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Comment:  Which quote resonated with you the most?  Why?

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If you enjoyed these quotes from I Wrote This For You by Iain Thomas, you can find more quotes and resources on the book below:

Book Overview: “I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it.”  Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that’s unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don’t appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.

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