“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill


The reality is that we all face times when the going gets tough. Whether they are related to work, home, finances, relationships, or friendships, we all experience tough times.

Sometimes your world can seem completely off-track. Everything is moving frenetically around you and it feels tough to take control. The road to success seems like it is a constantly moving destination and throwing up roadblocks in your path.

Remember that you are responsible for your own experience. There are things you can do to make things good, right, and successful again, but you have to start with your own perspective. It’s not easy, but given the right approach and commitment, you can get things moving onwards and upwards in a positive light despite the changing world around you.

So when the times get tough, don’t get discouraged and don’t feel defeated. Hold your head up, stick your chest out and find your inner strength to forge forward. Here are some inspiring quotes to help you (“the tough one”) gets going. You may be stronger than you think you are.

“Sometimes we stare so long at the door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” ~Alexander Graham Bell

“Inside of a ring or not, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” ~Muhammad Ali

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” ~ CharlesDarwin

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” ~Unknown

“He knows not his own strength until he has met adversity.” ~William Samuel Johnson

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” ~Lou Holtz

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” ~Duke Ellington

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

And, of course there are hundreds more inspiring quotes out there to cheer you up and push your forward during tough times in your life.

It is my sincere hope that you find this article to be motivating and inspiring – that you will take at least one thing and let it be the one thing that helps you get going when the going gets tough.

Brave forward. See you at the finish line.

P.S.: This article was written by Andrei – the founder of Thought Avenue: Speak your mind – a blogger-contributor for realsimpleway.com. If you want to read more thought-provoking motivational articles please click here.

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Author: Andrei

The Founder of Thought Avenue:Speak your mind is a novice writer who finds joy and fulfillment in writing. He believes in the saying, “Writers write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”