JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by 12 publishers, Abraham Lincoln faced 12 major drawbacks in initial years of his political career, Bill Gates was a Harvard dropout, Agatha Christie suffered from Dyslexia in her younger days and KFC founder Colonel Harland David Sanders roam throughout the country and was rejected by more than 1000 restaurants when he went to sell his signature recipe. Now, look at these people now, these people are the proof that hard work is the key to success. So, here are 10 motivational quotes for students who need inspiration.
Motivational Quotes Students should keep in mind
In every student’s life, there are always such phases when the gap between you and your goals seems too big to jump and cover-up. And there are always such moments when giving up seems the easy option rather than continue to go on towards the goal. But, at those times, it is important to remind yourself to go on. Afterall, “a diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure”. The world is no less of influential people we can look up to and get inspired by their stories. Therefore, college students should keep these motivational quotes in mind to grow in their career life.
1. Never limit yourself. Dream Big.
” Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitments deeper. And our efforts greater. “
The first step to any process is setting the goal. Make sure you set your goals realistic but high enough. Push yourself to get into that top college in the city or compete with that topper or go for your dream job or start your own venture. Aim high, Believe in yourself and persist.
2. Listen to your Heart every time you feel Lost
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”
– Steve Jobs
From choosing projects to choosing careers, life throws us several decisions to be made. In all those choices, you should stay true to yourself and follow your intuition, regardless of the path it presents.
3. Conquer your fears by facing it right up front
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
– Nelson Mandela
Anxiety is no stranger in today’s world. Be it exams, entrances, interviews or presentations, we often fear the outcome of it. However, you must not let that fear ever affect your performance. Walk in confidently, believe in yourself and face your fears head-on.
4. Hard work = Success, always.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
– Vince Lombardi
As they say, there is no substitute for hard work. When you start working towards your goal, you’ll learn many things about yourself. The journey towards the goal itself will grant you the much-needed self-confidence and positivity you require for the final day.
5. Don’t Resist Risks.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
– Mark Zuckerberg
Risks often push you beyond your comfort zone. And that’s exactly where success begins! When you take risks, you become stronger as a person and irrespective of the challenges you face and the outcome you obtain, the very satisfaction that at least you gave it your best shot is far better than the regret of not trying it
6. Be Humble.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
There’s a very thin line between confidence and over-confidence. For an example, when you have prepared for a test thoroughly, you are confident that you will do well. However, if you think you will do well on the test because you could crack the previous one easily, without much preparation, that’s overconfidence. In order to succeed, you must work accordingly.
7. Dare to be different.
“ Only the self-sufficient stand alone. Most people follow the crowd and imitate.
– Bruce Lee
Thinking out of the box is still easy but implementing it is an altogether a new strife. It takes a great deal of self-belief to take the road less traveled. And as Robert Frost said, it will make all the difference. So, venture out on the unknown, pick the unconventional option and follow it with all your spirit.
8. Take failures to your head, not to your heart.
“ Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. “
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Failures are necessary in order to learn new things in life. Some of them are really heart-breaking- like not scoring on the test you went fully prepared for or not acing that job interview you worked so hard for. But, you must constantly remind yourself that there’s something greater waiting for you round the corner. And with this renewed zeal, get back to give it yet another try. The motto is, to appreciate the process.
9. Believe in Yourself
” Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
– Steve Jobs
Often, there might be times when your parents or friends won’t agree with you- regarding your study pattern or scores. However, as long as you believe in that idea, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about it. Just stay optimistic and believe in yourself. You can and you will do it.
10. Trust the Process and the Universe.
” Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give to those who dream and work.”
– A.P.J Abdul Kalam
After every tiring day, do you ever wonder whether your efforts are even paying off? This quote by APJ Abdul Kalam is all you need to remind yourselves in those times. The universe always supports the ones who work towards their dreams. All you need to do is give your best and let the process unfold itself.