As much as we always want life to be easy and simple, it’s not.
And to be honest, if it were always easy and simple, our successes wouldn’t be as fulfilling as they are.
When you’re going through a dark period, though, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and remember that you will make it through.
Sometimes you just need a friend to sit with you in the dark, and other times you need inspiration to stand up and keep moving forward.
No matter where you are these quotes will lift you up to see the light again.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison
It can be easy to get stuck and forget the bigger picture when you’re down, but you can’t give up. Things will turn around if you persevere. Sometimes it seems impossible, but….
“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” -Rumi
You don’t have to muster up a Herculean effort, but maybe right now crawling is Herculean. If you just keeping plugging away, eventually you will find the darkness slowly lift as you emerge into the light.
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” -Victor Hugo
If you commit to keep going, through the darkness, eventually there will be light. All hard times pass, and those who keep their head up can see the true beauty of the challenge.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” -J.K. Rowling (Dumbledore)
Sometimes it’s hard to find hope in the darkness and sometimes you just need someone to sit with you in that darkness and let things be hard. It’s natural to feel sadness and to go through hard times.
“Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive.” -Unknown
But once you’ve hit rock bottom and allowed yourself to experience those important emotions and you’re ready to come out of it, the world is waiting for you to emerge a better person.
“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”- Rae Smith
Sometimes when you’re going through a dark period it’s because you keep looking at the past and trying to make things the same as they were before, but that’s not always possible. Maybe you need to move on from something, but your constant flirtation with the past is holding you back.
“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.” -Unknown | Quotes to Lift You Up
Be present enough to notice what gives you positive energy, and that which takes it away. Adjust accordingly. Be brave enough to let go of everything that no longer serves you.
“There are some things you can only learn in a storm.” -Joel Osteen | Quotes to Lift You Up
Your dark periods can teach you a lot about yourself and they’re often a necessary part of your life journey. Don’t discount the feelings that you’re experiencing right now and know that they’re an important part of who you are who you are going to become.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.”- C. S. Lewis
No matter what storm you’re going through, you are strong enough to weather the storm. Think of all the hard times you’ve had before and remember that you got through them, just as you will get through this. Sometimes you just need to hang on for a little bit longer.
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Thomas Jefferson | Quotes to Lift You Up
No matter how rough things get, all you have to do is hold on. You never know what the tide will bring tomorrow.