Powerful Motivational Quotes

Motivational quotes to keep going

At one time or another, every person with a heartbeat has felt like giving up. Life can be just difficult. It can be hard. Look, I’m no mental health professional; I’m just a wife and mom who likes to blog occasionally. Yet, even I know frustration and disappointment are part of the human experience. It’s part of life. I don’t think it reflects on an individual’s strength or faith either; it’s just how life impacts us and makes us feel. With this in mind, I wanted to create some motivational quotes to keep on going in those times.

Hey, I know. I’ve had a hard time during my lifetime.

Aside from losing most of my family, I’ve had some other rough times. Things not so dramatic as grief or divorce, but things that left a “mark” on me just the same.

This may sound silly, but when I broke a bone in my foot, I felt so lost. I fell on a gap in the pavement and the result was a broken foot.

As an independent woman, I was devastated.

The tasks I had done routinely, I could no longer do. I couldn’t “run” to the store, put on clothes easily, or even go downstairs to the family room.

What’s worse, my mom was ill.

It was very difficult to see my elderly mom sick and not be able to help her. It was indeed a brutal time. Thankfully, my son kicked in and helped me with her.

Granted, a broken bone may seem like a small thing to some, but it was genuinely a very life-changing thing for me. Maybe because I had never had a broken bone before or a serious illness.

Kevin must have been reading Psalms!

During a video chronicling his recovery from a major accident, the actor/comedian, Kevin Hart, said something that really resonated with me.

He said something like “God basically knows what we need and the thing that almost destroys us is really a blessing.” I totally massacred the quote, but you get his point.

In fact, Kevin Hart was not the first to come to this realization.

Psalms 119:71 says something similar here:

“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.”

Hey, while my injury devastated me emotionally and physically, it was relatively minuscule in impact.

I wasn’t going through anything that was incessantly painful, but it was something that, again, impacted me in big ways. I know others may think, “a broken bone? Sheesh”

Hmmm… why do I need to compare my suffering with others’ suffering? We often do that, don’t we? While perspective is essential, I think it’s alright to say something really “messed me up” without needing to justify it with, “Oh, I know it’s not really that bad.” What do you think?

Nevertheless, I felt useless and repeatedly forgotten.

I became depressed.

I was lonely. I was hurting and in a bad place emotionally.

I’m a homebody by nature, but being forced to stay inside the house really bugged me. Plus, I was gaining weight.

The minute my doctor said I could walk on that foot, Honey, I did!

In fact, I headed to Vegas with my cousin. We celebrated my 50th birthday there. I’ll never forget that and I’ll be eternally grateful she went with me. We had a blast!

I love Vegas shows, shopping, and FOOD!

Like the scripture and Kevin Hart’s quote, I learned much during that dark time. It was a good thing.

Here are a few things I learned and why I turned to motivational quotes and the Bible for encouragement.

During hard times, some people will forget you. Face it.

Sadly, I learned the people I thought cared about me did not care very much, and that was one reason I turned to God and motivational quotes to keep on going. I needed them because so many of my church family and “friends” were invisible.

Poof! Disappeared!

My bestie was there all along, and a few others, but a lot of folks seemed to vanish.

Cool thing to boot: I also discovered, during this hard time, that the very people I didn’t know well were there for me. My “buddies” were not.

It was such a blessing. As they reached out to me, I was like “I had no clue you cared.” It really touched me.

Pretty flowers from a friend when I needed support and encouragement
My “sister” cousin sent this when I needed it most.

The second thing I learned during this time…

Don’t worry; I’m getting to the motivational quotes to keep on going, but let me tell you, I also learned patience during my healing process.

I often think patience is simply “waiting,” but there is more to it than that. It’s also about how you wait.

Patience is waiting while moving forward in positive ways, all while keeping a positive, faith-filled outlook. Want some motivational quotes to keep on going? Click To Tweet

The most important thing I learned is the value of just pressing on through struggle. Yes, life can be hard, but you can not let it completely -under any circumstances – wipe you out.

You simply must persevere.

You must – and I do mean MUST – put one foot in front of the other and keep going.

Giving up is not an option, and throwing in the towel solves absolutely nothing.

In fact, giving up only causes more pain to those you love. Somewhere, someplace, someone needs you to keep going.


Don’t give up.

“It’s always too soon to quit!”– Norman Vincent Peale Also read: Motivational quotes to keep on going Click To Tweet

Real talk when you need to keep it moving.

Again, I’m not a mental health professional, and I’m barely even a blogger. But I know enough to say if you feel like seriously giving up…please talk to someone.

It’s okay to have people pray for you, but I want you to talk with a mental health professional.

You need someone who understands how your body and mind work. They can provide strategies based on each of those sciences.

Think about it this way…

If you wake up one morning and cannot move your limbs, sure, you may ask someone to pray for you, but if you’re a logical-thinking person, you’ll likely go to the emergency room or dial 911.

Turning to a medical professional is smart and logical when you have a physical emergency. The same goes when you have an emotional or mental one.

Get help when you need it.

Now for some great motivational quotes to keep on going…

I’m going to list some of the quotes and also feature a few of them in a format in which you can tweet it.

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
Roy T. Bennett

"When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.” Roy T. Bennett Click To Tweet

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 Click To Tweet

“ Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
Vince Lombardi

“ Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Vince Lombardi Click To Tweet

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Click To Tweet

“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
Babe Ruth

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“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” Babe Ruth Click To Tweet

“Giving up is not an option. Simple as that.”

"Giving up is not an option. Simple as that."GodsyGirl Click To Tweet

 “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln

 "I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."Abraham Lincoln Click To Tweet

From this point, feel free to copy/paste to tweet the quote.
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“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.”
Jesse Jackson

“Most people who are hating on you, they are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.”
Elijah Cummings

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve

“ There is no failure except in no longer trying.” …
Elbert Hubbard

“You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.”  
Debbie Reynolds

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
Japanese Proverb

“This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough, and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.”
Zig Ziglar

How I use motivational quotes to keep going using my cell and tablet.

I like to schedule motivational quotes, positive thoughts, and scriptures to pop up in my calendar for a future date.

Want to know something wild? Those quotes are often scheduled far in the future. But, somehow, when they “pop up” as a reminder, I almost always need to hear it at that precise moment in my life!

The Holy Spirit can use technology to minister to us when we need it most. He’s so real!

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison 

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

"The best way out is always through."–Robert Frost Click To Tweet

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.
Theodore Roosevelt 

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."–Walter Elliot  Click To Tweet

Do you see the trend?

Hard times hit everyone. If not, there wouldn’t be so many quotes!

The key is to keep going. Never give up and never give in.

Here are a few motivational quotes to keep on going you have to persevere

A Jokey-Joke about keeping on going…

Hey, do you know what they call a doctor who earned tons of C’s all throughout medical school?

They call him “Doctor“. HA!

Sometimes, it’s not how you crawl to the finish line, it’s just MAKING IT to the finish line that defines success.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill 

“I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.”
Viola Davis

“If we are growing, we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.”
John Maxwell

“Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.”
Charles Spurgeon

"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." Zig Ziglar Click To Tweet

“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
Dale Carnegie

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Marie Curie

“A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions”
Norman Vincent Peale

"Surrender is a sign you were never serious about success." GodsyGirl Click To Tweet

“Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”
Joseph Murphy

“I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened.”
Will Rogers

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Will Rogers

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." Earl Nightingale Click To Tweet

“Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.”
Maxwell Maltz

“The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“I was sold lies for two years and the worst part is that I believed it because I couldn’t combat it with anything else.”
Viola Davis

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller

“Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.”
Charles Spurgeon

“My job is to take care of the possible and to trust God with the impossible.”
Ruth Graham

Motivational quotes to help you push on and keep going

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I love quotes and scripture. Your brain is able to process them easily when all around you seems chaotic.

In the hard times of life, I don’t really need to read chapters of anything. In fact, my brain can’t even process all that data. During hard times, I Google quotes to get me through the day.

Now, in the future, I’ll be able to hit up my own Christian lifestyle blog when I need a quote to inspire me!

Hope it blessed you as well!


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Motivational quotes to keep you going in the hard times.

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