What is faith? The word is commonly used to cover any belief that is less than 100 percent certain. It is a bold leap that is against logic and reasoning.
Faith is when you believe all your problems can be solved; hence, this belief pushes us to look for a guide to our problems. Confidence in the future means believing everything will turn out for the best when we have good reason to doubt it.
Do we all need some kind of faith to live without despair?
The answer is Yes! It conveys how terrifying it is to entrust yourself to something in the absence of any real grounds or guarantee that there will be something better on the other side. Furthermore, having faith is when you decide there is no more rational way forward but to jump right in the face of adversity and fly through it.
Read the quotations below to fly through with huge a leap of faith:
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”William James
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”Richelle E. Goodrich
“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”Carol Burrnet
“To find something, anything, a great truth or a lost pair of glasses, you must first believe there will be some advantage in finding it.”Jack Burden
“If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.”Roy T. Bennett
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”Theodore Roosevelt
“With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything.”Reese Witherspoon
It is hard to imagine how intolerable life will be without hope. Hope can keep people going. Consequently, when it is dashed, we can be left even more shattered than we would have been without it.
Hope is generally considered a desire for a particular outcome and a belief in it. This belief is not necessarily that thing are or will turn out for the best, which is more of a characteristic of what we could call optimism. All hope requires is a belief that what we wish for is possible.
Read through the quotes below to see how they enable us to pursue what we value and not give up.
“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”Demi Lovato
“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”Stephen Hawking
“No. Don’t give up hope just yet. It’s the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”Pittacus Lore
“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”Roy T. Bennett
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”Jean de la Bruyere
“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”Roy T. Bennett
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”Michelle Obama
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”Barbara Kingsolver
You might be thinking about whether it is irrational or not to overestimate how good things are or will be and still remain optimistic. Positive psychology has constantly proved that we will be happier and healthier if we remain optimistic.
People who believe in a better future see improvement as a possibility we must work to attain. There is always a sufficient basis of goodness in life and its conditions so that by thought and earnest effort, we many constantly make things better.
The optimistic person sees the world as it is, i.e., realistically. In the best of times, an optimistic person makes the most of a full glass, whereas in the worst of times optimistic person retains the capacity to see what is good in a near-empty glass.
The quotations below will help to change your negative aspects into something positive.
“Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.”Roy T. Bennett
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to set up and take responsibility for making it so.”Noam Chomsky
“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.”Michelle Obama
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”Ella Fitzgerald
“Failure is success in progress.”Albert Einstein
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: ‘I’m possible!”Audrey Hepburn
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”Nelson Mandela
“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.”Israelmore Ayivor
“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”Roy T. Bennett
Do we not admire people who keep their eyes set on long-term goals without being distracted by low-hanging fruit or getting discouraged by setbacks? And we definitely don’t admire those who lack this quality and call them butterflies or quitters?
Perseverance is all about focusing on your SMART goals and rigidly sticking to them until they’re achieved. This is where your targets are locked and you don’t call it a day unless you work it out. A wise person always divides the goals into daily, weekly and long term to keep going.
This doesn’t come easy but the quotations below will help you sail through.
“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”Charles Spurgeon
“As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.”Steve Maraboli
“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”Roy T. Bennett
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”Albert Einstein
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”Martin Luther King Jr
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”Winston Churchill
“Do it again. Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again. Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.”Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”Dr. Roopleen
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Resilience has always been a much-praised character strength. All of us are encouraged to develop resilience to cope with adversity and spring back from it quickly.
Our life entails a thousand forms of adversity such as body or illness, wars, poverty, robberies, shipwrecks, climate changes, bitter grief for your loved ones, or even divorce and death. The advice for dealing with it is to simply accept that adversity is the norm of life. If we want to live, we must live on the ‘terms agreed’ instead of giving up.
It sounds brutal, but life is hard, and we have to get on with it. However, life offers more resources than hardships to help us. All we have to do is to get used to it. The quotations below will give you a perspective.
“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”Elizabeth Edwards
“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”Yasmin Mogahed
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”Dr. Roopleen
“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.”Roy T. Bennett
“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.”Robin Hood
“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”Henry Ward Beecher
“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”Bram Stoker
“You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.”Margaret George
“You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing.”Israelmore Ayivor
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”Bill Bradley
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”Confucius
Conclusion: Don’t give up just yet
The aggressiveness to give up will always be there. Not all of us can handle failures, and even though we know it is common, we are always surprised when it happens to us.
The quotations mentioned above are just a timely reminder that failure, loss of hope, and difficulties are temporary that might compel you to pick yourself up and move forward. Remember, just don’t give up yet.
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”William Ernest Henley
“Keep going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”Roy T. Bennett