Self-Encouragement: 15 Quotes to Contemplate

 

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It’s wonderful to have trusted friends and loved ones who encourage you and support you as you craft a soul-prospering life. Sometimes, though, they aren’t always there for you because they have their own soul-prospering life to build. It’s important to know how to encourage yourself.

Enjoy these inspiring, encouraging quotes. 

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers

 

 Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.  Maxwell Maltz

 

 When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.  Jean Shinoda Bolen

 

Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. – Parker Palmer

 

 Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? – Brigham Young

 

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. – Denis Waitley

 

Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters. – Dan Coppersmith

 

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.   – Howard Washington Thurman

 

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.  Louise L. Hay

 

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.  Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

 

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.  William James

 

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. – W.C. Fields

 

There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.  Brian Andreas

 

Which quote rang true for you? Keep it handy this week and refer to it often.

You can do it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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