In Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Outliers he repeatedly mentions the 10,000-Hour Rule claiming that the key to success is that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field, using The Beatles and Bill Gates as examples. I often find myself turn to sports analogies because hey, the best athletes are the best because they practice, and many for more than 10,000 hours. Therefore, when I need inspiration, I turn to famous athletes, scholars, and professionals who have risen to the top of their game because of hard work. And sometimes, I turn to cute sayings because they make me smile and remembered to breathe. Here are some of my favorites:
In the midst of a crazy week sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses. When there are no roses to smell sometimes you need to take a little BuzzFeed break. Yesterday the list of 27 Indisputable Facts That Everyone Knows Are True provided a great minute of much needed of laughter and head nodding. After that though, I turned to quotes that I find inspiring, that motivate me, and that make me want to be a better person. One of my all time favorites:
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” — Babe Ruth
With quotes like this, the original source is always tricky but here is my best attempt:
I think many of these would like beautiful on the gallery wall
I am planning on for my new apartment!
Erica Thompson says
I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition of the ghandi and mindy quotes
Alyssa Ponticello says
Loved & pinned almost all of these!
Perfection looks easy, no one sees all the failures before perfection arrives…we all need to remember that and stop being so hard on ourselves!
Tracy O'Neill says
I’ve been so into inspirational quotes lately. It really helps to stay motivated when you’re going through a tough time. My favorites here are by Michael Jordan and Gandhi. They remind me to keep trying. All of the greats have failed many times over, they succeed by continuing the fight.
I like the starting with “Before you Act”… people follow this advice more often! 🙂
Kari @ The Kari Diaries says
I have a print of that Inception quote that will be going on my gallery wall asap (and by asap I really mean “hopefully soon” because I’ve been working on said gallery wall for 2 months now).
This may have been just what I needed to get me moving. I’ve been saying I need to go to the gym for the past 2.5 hours…
Kristy Wiser says
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Niki Caron says
These are such great quotes and great inspiration!
Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird says
I love that Michael Jordan quote, kind of puts things in perspective.
Love these!!! I needed that.
I love all of these quotes 🙂 It is great to have some inspiration for today!
Agnieszka Guerrero Olesinska says
Great inspirations, like it!
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