8 Uplifting Quotes To Inspire You

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March 7, 2019

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Sometimes, reading uplifting quotes can be just what you need to help you dig a little bit deeper and to find your inner strength. Whether you’re starting something new or wanting to make a change to your life, there can be some stumbling blocks along the way. These words of wisdom are from women with incredible strength, so hopefully they help to motivate, encourage and inspire you to be a powerful woman too. 

The uplifting quotes in this blog are perfect for sharing as we mark International Women’s Day this year. March 8th is International Women’s Day, a time to recognise the achievements of women and to celebrate all of the incredible things that women do. Jump to quotes from:

For International Women’s Day last year, we talked about some of the ways fitness can empower people and how it can help you to connect with other women. Today, we want to help uplift and inspire people, including this amazing community of ours!

Be inspired by these uplifting quotes

Let these uplifting quotes help you to stay motivated and focused on your goals!

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Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. — Maya Angelou

When it comes to inspiring and uplifting quotes for women, Maya Angelou delivers. With these simple words, we are reminded that while external forces or hurdles may slow you down, an intense passion can’t be stopped.

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Never give up. You can do anything you want simply by never giving up. — Turia Pitt

When you set your mind to achieving something, learning how to overcome the urge to quit is part of the process. This quote is a great way to remind ourselves that we can reach so many goals if we just never give up. Shift your focus from that goal that seems so far away to what you are doing here and now. This blog on sticking to your goals can help you to stay motivated and fight that urge to quit.

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The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now. — Suzanne Heyn

When you become focused on growth, it can be easy to forget who you are in this moment. This quote is a powerful reminder that you can work on yourself without losing the things that make you who you are.

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This is where I will begin, but it is not where I will stop. — Malala Yousafzai

Use what you have to start, knowing that you can always improve as long as you keep trying. Let this uplifting quote be a reminder that you can start your journey at any time and just keep moving forward. 

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Stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to colour every beautiful thing you’re doing right. — Rachel Hollis

Despite best intentions, sometimes it can be hard to stick to a fitness routine or a lifestyle change. There are always going to be hard days and times you don’t achieve what you wanted. It’s important to realise that a misstep or a mistake doesn’t have to derail your progress. Fear of making mistakes can overshadow all of the hard work you are actually putting in. Once you start using fear to your advantage, there is no stopping you!

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I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger. — Serena Williams

We all experience fear, even professional athletes with a very successful career to their name. Just like Serena, we know that a desire to succeed will always outweigh fear — which can be just what you need to hear when you feel nervous about taking that next step.

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You have to be the best version of yourself and if that means you have to be a bit self-promoting, then it’s okay. It really is. Because who’s going to believe in you more than yourself? — Reese Witherspoon

Modifying the way you speak about yourself is an important behavioural change that can make a huge difference. Your confidence and your expectancy for success can all benefit from you having more belief in yourself. Self-promotion doesn’t mean you need to brag about yourself — it can simply mean being aware of what you’re good at and using that strength more often. 

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Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. — Oprah

Tried something and feel as though you failed? Welcome to the club. 

All of us have failed at something and honestly, that alone can be a comforting thought. When you dwell on past mistakes, it can hold you back and stop you from seeing the opportunities in front of you. Remind yourself that you are trying and that there is almost always a ‘next time’. Maybe that ‘next time’ is today — use International Women’s Day as an opportunity to step up and try something new, without worrying about your past!

Uplifting quotes for women to save and reflect on! 

We hope you are feeling inspired, strong and ready to take on a challenge after reading these uplifting quotes. 

When you really want to achieve something, habit building and a disciplined approach is important. While becoming disciplined can be beneficial for so many areas of our lives, it takes commitment and strength to develop habits that can last in the long-term. 

These uplifting quotes can be just the thing to help you stay motivated and to inspire you on International Women’s Day, and every day.

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