Don’t get stuck, keep moving in life July 11th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

Everyone goes through tough times and there is always something that we are behind to achieve. Life can be hard and throwing bricks at us – what really matters is how we handle them and get over it quickly. One of the things that I keep telling people is to get over the negative thoughts and move on with life. Personally, this post is dedicated to those who have heard me make this statement.

There has been a tradition that I post something motivational over my Twitter ID / Facebook page every single day to start and it surely has been a trend I have had for close to 2+ years now. Tough but I have been consistent in that at least if not over my blogs :). In this post, I have taken many of those wonderful motivational quotes and compiled them into this blog post for you. Hope you like them.

Quotes Collection – Think positive and keep moving:

  1. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
  2. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
  3. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.- Albert Einstein
  4. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene
  5. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
  7. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  9. Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning.
  10. You can fall, but you can rise also. – Angelique Kidjo
  11. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher
  12. Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. – Harvey Mackay
  13. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney
  14. Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future. -Wayne L. Misner
  15. Often the thought of pain is actually worse that the pain itself. – Greg Behrendt
  16. You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. – Oprah Winfrey
  17. Life only demands from you the strength you possess. – Dag Hammarskjold
  18. Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out. – Tina Turner
  19. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou
  20. Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau
  21. We can not become what we need to by remaining what we are. – Oprah Winfrey
  22. Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. – Pat Riley
  23. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus
  24. Every exit is an entry somewhere. – Tom Stoppard
  25. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Victoria Holt
  26. Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over. -Nicole Sobon
  27. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell
  28. It’s never too late to be who you might have been. – George Eliot
  29. A bend in the road is not the end of the road … unless you fail to make the turn.
  30. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried something new. – Albert Einstein
  31. By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy. – Eugenia Tripputi
  32. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
  33. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mohandas Gandhi
  34. Don’t cry over spilled milk. – Proverb
  35. Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. – Fulton Oursler
  36. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse
  37. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Kierkegaard
  38. The past always looks better than it was because it isn’t here. – Finley Peter Dunne
  39. If you really love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if not it wasn’t meant to be. – Author Unknown
  40. And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed. – Sarah Waters

There are a ton of quotes to get added here, but I just loved this video from “Rocky (Balboa) – Its All about how hard you get hit and move forward” (watch it from 01:01)

I think this clip had something in it that makes you feel, what do we do when we get hit really hard? Do we get bogged down and stay down or do we get up, look at the path ahead and move on? Always reaching down somewhere deep inside our inner strength and to pull up the courage that lifts us back on our feet to keep moving forward is the critical piece.

Learning from failure and having regret are two separate things in my opinion. Regret is an emotion; a feeling of disappointment along with a modest amount of shame or guilt. But to look back at a circumstance and figure out what went wrong gives you some very important experience that will be useful for future. Don’t get stuck is all I had to stay here again. Again, Moving on and giving up are also different things and not to be mixed up !!!

We have to move on from so many things throughout life. We don’t know when and with what, but we must move on. BTW, Moving on does not mean goodbye. These things we move on from may come back to us later in life, in different forms.

I hope this compilation of quotes and views motivate you for a read in the future too. Do tell me which of the above lines touched you more than the others? What other topics you would like to see in the future?

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37 Responses to “Don’t get stuck, keep moving in life”

  1. Pundarik says:

    Now i m big fan of yours..
    thx again for this motivational positive thoughts…
    begging my day with reading of this article gives me lots of energy to work hard and honestly…
    one of my favorite is……
    “If you really love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if not it wasn’t meant to be.”

  2. “Think positive and keep moving”.Perfect artical…..!!!!

    I like the manas line “getup, its not late, go and win the world”.

  3. This one is Really Nice Vinod :)
    I liked this one at lot: “A bend in the road is not the end of the road … unless you fail to make the turn.”.

    Just one more quote which comes to my mind after reading this article: “Life is 10% How You Make It and 90% How you Take It”.

    • Vinod Kumar says:

      Those are good ones Datta.

      Also remember a straight road is sometimes boring to drive, so the roads that bend make sure you are awake :). So is the case with life !!!

  4. Gopalakrishnan Arthanarisamy says:

    Excellent Article Vinod. I like the following one,

    Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning.

  5. Anup Warrier says:

    Yet again ! You keep motivating me :-) Awesome post Vinod !

  6. This post is a rather timely one for me. The things you said about regret, learning from the experience and moving on made sense. Thanks.

    • Vinod Kumar says:

      Well Raj, didn’t know it can have such an impact and glad to know it made sense too :) … Whatta coincidence buddy !!! Thanks for dropping a line.

  7. Madhivanan says:

    Excellant. As I told you, you are part-time philosepher :)

  8. Excellent post Vinod Sir. It touched the heart.

    BTW, just today morning, I submitted one Windows Phone application in the Marketplace named “Random Quotes” having a bunch of motivational quotes in database. I will share you the link once it is publicly available.

  9. Thanks for sharing this Vinod,

    This is really touching line – If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

  10. Prathyusha says:

    As you know I am follower of your motivating tweets, for me this post is great, good collection.

    Thanks Vinod for sharing

  11. Sandip Pani says:

    Excellent Post Vinod Sir.

  12. Pandurang Nayak says:

    Remember Ali Bumaye? The Ballmer speech? It’s available on msweb if you look hard

  13. This is really touching line – “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”.

  14. Pinal Dave says:

    Excellent article Vinod – nothing like this one I have ever read before.

    Every single line has more power than the other.

  15. Hi Vinod, Very Good Morning. Thanks for such a nice post.

    I am not able to figure out while to stop trying to change something as per below quote:

    If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou

    Any insight would be helpful. Thanks again.

    • Vinod Kumar says:

      Sure Praveen. Your heart is your guide to know this. If your mind (logically) says you are holding too long and heart says otherwise. I think it is time to change and take big challenges. As simple as that !!!

  16. Very-very informative post. Thanks to share it.

  17. Anand Shah says:

    What a nice beginning of the new day.. These quotes are very motivating. Thanks a lot for sharing..

  18. Manas says:

    You can fall, but you can rise also. – Angelique Kidjo

    I like this, it has some hidden notification that says “getup, its not late, go and win the world”.

  19. Nilesh says:

    Very inspiration post!

    You said it right, “Moving on and giving up are also different things and not to be mixed up ” and “Moving on does not mean goodbye”.

    Thanks for this wonderful post and inspirational video. :)

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