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8 quotes to help you through a difficult time

12th May 2023

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Many of us will find ourselves going through difficult times. It can hit us when we least expect it, or it can be something that we may have had time to prepare for, or at the very least know it is coming. Whatever the situation is, difficult times are often sent to test us, to challenge us, and are often something we can’t avoid. However, how do we best get through them?

Sometimes words of encouragement can help us and quotes are a great way to remind ourselves that things will get better. I wanted to share with you some of the quotes that could help you through a difficult time. I hope you find the comfort and strength to move forward. 

Quotes that could help you through a difficult time

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“I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.” –  Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is one of those positive people and he comes out with some amazing quotes and this one is a great one to remember. Hard times are often a challenge, and sometimes we forget to look back and see how far we have come. So use the hard times as a motivator for the steps into the future you are taking. 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Hard times often mean we focus on loss or things we don’t have. They are sent to test us at the end of the day, whether needed or wanted. So try and be mindful that gratitude is a great headspace to be in when you are facing a difficult time. It helps you to focus on the good things in life, and often that means you have more of them. 

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

Often when we face a difficult time, especially one that is more challenging like issues with work or big decisions we have to make, the hard part is usually the decision to act, and make that decision. But once you do, the rest of the actions you take is having confidence in that decision that you have made. 

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

Hard times that we face that are not related to grief of some sort are often seen as obstacles and a journey that we have to embark on. So this quote is a great reminder that there will be hurdles, doubters, and mistakes to make. But hard work always helps you to prevail. 

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

We can all be tempted by giving up when things get tough. It seems so much easier and better to hide away and wait for everything to pass. But often that is the time when we are so close to success or coming through a difficult time. When you get that temptation focus on putting one foot in front of the other and keep on going. 

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

While this is specific to painting and of course, is a famous quote by the extraordinary painter himself, these words of advice can be used for any difficult situation you might face. If you feel that overwhelming feeling of can’t then you should go ahead and do it anyway. What have you got to lose when you have everything to gain?

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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Difficult times often feel like you have everything against you. So this quote from Henry Ford is definitely great words of advice. A plane takes off against the wind, which means you can take on any challenge even with the obstacles ahead. Anything is possible. 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Last, of all, this is a great quote to remember when you feel like things are too much or even impossible to get through. We will have all faced times like that. It always seems impossible until it is done. 

I hope that some of these quotes will help you if you find yourself facing a difficult time.