71+ Best Quotes On Moving Ahead In Life

Quotes On Moving Ahead In Life

  • “Where you are, right here and now, this is how bad stories end.  But it’s also how the best stories, begin.”Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
  • “Only he who has the courage to write the word ‘end’ can find the strength to write the word ‘beginning.’”Zen Proverb
  • “In life we do things. Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But they all make us who we are. And in the end they shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them we wouldn’t be the person we are. So just live. Make mistakes. Have wonderful memories. But never ever second guess who you are, where you have bee, and most importantly where it is you’re going.”Unknown
  • “All life is either moving forward and evolving or shrinking back and dying.  If you want to evolve in your own life, you have to push through the obstacles instead of running from them.  Obstacles and challenges are the agents of growth.  Nobody gets to be large and in charge without facing challenges and moving through them.  Birth is messy, painful, scary, uncertain, and freaky.  Birth is also a glorious miracle that leads to new life.  If you want the new life you say you want, you have to do the work instead of just studying and discussing and wishing and wanting.”Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass
  • “If terrible things have happened to you, you ought to have grown wise. If the worst possible events have befallen you, you should be the wisest of the lot. But instead of growing wise, most people become wounded. In a state of conscious response, it is possible to use every life situation—however ugly—as an opportunity for growth. But if you habitually think, ‘I am the way I am because of someone else,’ you are using life situations merely as an opportunity for self-destruction or stagnation.”Sadhguru, Inner Engineering (Page 56)
  • “When there is no way out, there is still always a way through. So don’t turn away from the pain. Face it. Feel it fully. Feel it—don’t think about it! Express it if necessary, but don’t create a script in your mind around it. Give all your attention to the feeling, not to the person, event, or situation that seems to have caused it. Don’t let the mind use the pain to create a victim identity for yourself out of it. Feeling sorry for yourself and telling others your story will keep you stuck in suffering. Since it is impossible to get away from the feeling, the only possibility of change is to move into it; otherwise, nothing will shift. So give your complete attention to what you feel, and refrain from mentally labeling it. As you go into the feeling, be intensely alert. At first, it may seem like a dark and terrifying place, and when the urge to turn away from it comes, observe it but don’t act on it. Keep putting your attention on the pain, keep feeling the grief, the fear, the dread, the loneliness, whatever it is. Stay alert, stay present—present with your whole Being, with every cell of your body. As you do so, you are bringing a light into this darkness. This is the flame of your consciousness.”Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (Page 222)
  • “As products of an imperfect world, all of us are imperfect.  Every one of us has done some wrong.  There are things we regret—things we have done or things we should have done.  Acknowledging our wrongdoings with a genuine sense of remorse can serve to keep us on the right track in life and encourage us to rectify our mistakes when possible and take action to correct things in the future.  But if we allow our regret to degenerate into excessive guilt, holding on to the memory of our past transgressions with continued self-blame and self-hatred, this serves no purpose other than to be a relentless source of self-punishment and self-induced suffering.”Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness
  • “You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. …Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life—and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne—fall forward.”Denzel Washington
  • “You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’ …Keep moving forward.”Joel Osteen
  • “Life is full of disappointments, failures, and setbacks. None of those things can permanently stop you. You have the power in you to overcome anything that life throws at you. There is nothing as powerful as a made up mind. Surround yourself with people who remind you that you matter, and support you in the ways that matter most to you. No person, situation, or circumstance can define who you are. Don’t give up, cave in, or stop believing that it’s possible. It’s not over until you win.”Unknown
  • “It doesn’t matter where you stand in relation to your friends, your family, your colleagues, or clients.  All that matters is your personal journey.  It’s tempting to look at others as a yardstick and convince yourself that you’re all the way out in front, with the appearance of a lead, or resign yourself to the back of the pack.  But that’s not the point.  The race of life is a marathon, not a sprint.  The only thing to do is focus on the path in front of you.  Look ahead.  Establish your own pace.  Keep moving forward.  And then create that plan.”Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
  • “Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.”Unknown (See Picture Quote Version)
  • “If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.”Buddha (See Picture Quote Version)
  • “Less and less memories will come as the time moves.  There will be gaps—you would like to relive something but nothing is coming—and those gaps are beautiful.  Then a day will come when you will not be able to move backwards because everything is complete.  When you cannot move backwards, only then do you move forwards.  Be finished with the past.  As you become freer from the past, the mountain starts disappearing.  And then you will attain unison: you will become, by and by, one.”Osho, The Art of Living and Dying
  • “The most horrific things in life can be a source of nourishment if you accept, ‘I am responsible for the way I am now.’ It is possible to transform the greatest adversity into a stepping-stone for personal growth. If you take one hundred percent responsibility for the way you are now, a brighter tomorrow is a possibility. But if you take no responsibility for the present—if you blame your parents, your friend, your husband, your girlfriend, your colleagues for the way you are—you have forsaken your future even before it comes.”Sadhguru, Inner Engineering (Page 58)

Quotes About Moving Forward After Being Hurt

  • “Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience.  Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or quash it or silence it, only backfires.  The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering.  The avoidance of struggle is a struggle.  The denial of failure is a failure.  Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame.”Mark Mason, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • “The world will always wear you down, so let it wear you down until only the good remains.  Hold on to the incredible parts of you that survive.”Iain Thomas, Every Word You Cannot Say (Page 93) (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting. Don’t waste your pain. Recycle your heart.”Andréa Balt (See Picture Quote Version)
  • “The heart is a muscle like any other and the best exercise you can do for it is called picking yourself up off the floor.”Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
  • “if you were born withthe weakness to fallyou were born withthe strength to rise”Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey (Page 156)
  • “Similar to using an opponent’s energy to gain an advantage, leaning on your calloused mind in the heat of battle can shift your thinking as well.  Remembering what you’ve been through and how that has strengthened your mindset can lift you out of a negative brain loop and help you bypass those weak, one-second impulses to give in so you can power through obstacles.”David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me
  • “I’m not stuck in this belief that challenges are given to us to hold us back.  I am lifted up by the belief that challenges are here to help us move forwards—and that is the difference.  That is the only difference between people who are living a passionate, proud life and people who feel sad—or people who get older and feel like they don’t know what they’re doing anymore.”Claire Wineland (15), TEDxMalibu
  • “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.  There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery.  From struggle comes strength.  Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.”Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
  • “Without suffering and doubts, the mind will come to rest on clichés and stay there, until the spirit dies as well.  You must continually start over and challenge yourself.”Robert Greene, Mastery
  • “Whatever happens, keep moving. Get through it. Choose to live. ‘Cause even on the worst day, there are people who love you. There’s new music waiting for you to hear; something you haven’t seen before that will blow your mind in the best way. Even on the worst day, life is a pretty spectacular thing.”Clay Jensen, Graduation Speech, 13 Reasons Why (Season 4) (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “Those people who tried to bury you didn’t know you were a seed.”Unknown
  • “May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.”Xan Oku
  • “there’s comfortknowing thattodayi am the worsti will everbei will keepgrowing andi will bekinder andstronger andbraver tomorrow”breanna morgan (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “And even if I was struggling yesterday, I am new today. Who I once was does not define who I am becoming.”Unknown
  • “The wind does not stop being the wind when it stops blowing.  A wave does not stop being a wave when it crashes against the shore.  A story does not stop being a story when you turn the page.”Iain Thomas, Every Word you Cannot Say (Page 25)
  • “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.”Brené Brown
  • “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”Jim Rohn (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote Here)

Keep Moving Forward Quotes

  • “Most of the pain you’re dealing with are really just thoughts… ever think of that?Unknown
  • “The ultimate thing that stops most of us from making significant progress in our lives is not somebody else’s limitations, but rather our own limiting perceptions or beliefs.  No matter how successful we are as human beings, no matter how high we reach personally, professionally, spiritually, emotionally, there’s always another level.  And to get there, we have to be honest with ourselves; honest about our unconscious fears.”Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
  • “I believe the world is chaotic and destiny favors the prepared.  Unfortunately, sometimes chaos just refuses the harness, no matter how well you bulletproof your mission and how committed you are to finding a way.  Moving forward despite chaotic conditions—and sometimes because of them—is inherently risky, and since we don’t shy away from risk, you will inevitably experience failure, probably more often than you succeed, actually.”Mark Divine, The Way of the Seal
  • “You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this.”Unknown (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “Whatever you’re feeling, be good to yourself. If you feel lost, be patient with yourself while you find your way. If you feel scared, be gentle with yourself while you find the strength to face your fear. If you feel hurt, be kind to yourself while you grieve and slowly heal. You can’t bully yourself into clarity, courage, or peace, and you can’t rush self-discovery or transformation. Some things simply take time, so take the pressure off and give yourself space to grow.”Lori Deschene
  • “Anger is like gasoline.  If you spray it around and somebody lights a match you’ve got an inferno.  [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward.”Scilla Elworthy (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.”Marc Chernoff
  • “It’s better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days.”James Clear
  • “Some days life is all about your dreams, hopes and visions for the future. But there are some days where life is just about putting one foot in front of the other. And that’s okay.”Unknown (See Picture Quote Version)
  • “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”Proverb (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “Can one tiny change transform your life?  It’s unlikely you would say so.  But what if you made another?  And another?  And another?  At some point, you will have to admit that your life was transformed by one small change.  The holy grail of habit change is not a single 1 percent improvement, but a thousand of them.”James Clear, Atomic Habits
  • The French have an expression: Reculer pour mieux sauter. This means that you have to step back, retreat a little, if you’re going to successfully jump over something. Want to jump across a ditch? You don’t just walk to the edge and then leap. You walk to the edge, gauge the distance, and then retreat a bit to give yourself room to get a full running start before you leap. Sometimes we can’t take the next leap forward unless we take the time to step back first. Where will you get the strength to sauter (leap forward) if you can’t allow yourself to reculer (pull back)?”Mira Kirshenbaum, The Gift of a Year (Page 87) (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “The journey has moulded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”Unknown
  • “If your head is in the clouds, let your feet be in the dirt. It’s okay to feel your laughter and to also feel your hurt. If they tell you to dream smaller, just hold on a little more, while still being okay with not knowing what’s in store. It’s in the grit and grace you will start to find your place. Under skies blue and grey, you are still well on your way.”Morgan Harper Nichols (See Picture Quote Version)
  • “What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.”Blake Mycoskie
  • “Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me.  No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity.  I can do nothing about the past.  My future is immediate.  I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet.  When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act!  I seize this moment.  I choose now.”Andy Andrews (Read Matt’s Blog On This Quote)
  • “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”Nelson Mandela
  • “This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!”Swami Sivananda

Quotes About Moving Forward And Being Strong

  • Around here we don’t look backward for very long. 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
  • I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.Serena Williams
  • Champions keep playing until they get it right.Billie Jean King
  • Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding.Jim Valvano
  • Hold the vision, trust the process.Unknown
  • Do your best, one shot at a time, and then move on.Nancy Lopez
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Babe Ruth
  • Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.Jackie Joyner Kersee
  • It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.Carl Lewis
  • The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.Steve Maraboli
  • When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. I’d wonder if he was still working out. I tried to visualize him. When I could see him still working, I’d start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.Dan Gable
  • Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.Steve Maraboli
  • Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.Dean Karnazes
  • If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?Joe Nameth
  • I’ve never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.Lou Holtz
  • Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.Ted Williams
  • Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.Rocky Balboa
  • You’re never a loser until you quit trying.Mike Ditka
  • To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.Picabo Street
  • Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.John Wooden
  • You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.Arthur Ashe
  • It ain’t over till it’s over.Yogi Berra
  • Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.Larry Bird
  • Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.Mary Lou Retton
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  • I always looked ahead.Chris Evert
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.Muhammad Ali – More Ali Quotations
  • What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.Dean Smith
  • You can totally do this.Unknown
  • A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.Ara Parseghian
  • I didn’t come this far to only come this far.Unknown
  • I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll win, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.Florence Griffith Joyner
  • I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
  • Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.Bo Jackson – check out Bo Biking Bama
  • I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.Mia Hamm
  • A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.Mary Lou Retton
  • Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.Gail Devers
  • Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.Satchel Paige
  • I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.John McEnroe
  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.Unknown
  • It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.Vince Lombardi
  • Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.Unknown

Quotes About Moving Forward In Life And Being Happy

  • “Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort”
  • “If you don’t make bold moves, the world doesn’t move forward”
  • “Stand up and walk Move forward”
  • “Life is always at some turning point”
  • “If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward”
  • “Let us move forward with strong and active faith”
  • “You are going somewhere Every day Every experience you get You’re moving forward”
  • “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”
  • “Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore”
  • “Fear not for the future, weep not for the past”
  • “Always move forward, going straight will get you nowhere”
  • “Life moves fast As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward”
  • “I demolish my bridges behind me – then there is no choice but forward”
  • “Let the past hold on to itself and let the present move forward into the future”
  • “Let the dead Past bury its dead!”
  • “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward”
  • “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push”
  • “Set your goal and keep moving forward”
  • “One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others”
  • “Work, work, work, but what mark do we leave, what point do we make? People who are too beholden to work become like erasers: as things move forward, they leave in their wake no trace of themselves”
  • “We move forward, but we must stay in the present”
  • “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”
  • “For Africa to move forward, you’ve really got to get rid of malaria”
  • “Don’t dwell on what went wrong Instead, focus on what to do next Spend your energies on moving forward, toward finding the answer”
  • “To help yourself, you must be yourself Be the best that you can be When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on”
  • “You are responsible for your life You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction Life is really about moving on”
  • “Move forward with purpose”
  • “Stay on your toes and always move forward”
  • “The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them They don’t remember what you try to teach them They remember what you are”
  • “Stand up and walk out of your history”
  • “Life shoould be touched, not strangled You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at other move forward with it”
  • “I don’t focus on what I’m up against I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest”
  • “Fearlessness is like a muscle I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me”
  • “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard”
  • “If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling back”
  • “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it”
  • “Screenwriting is like ironing You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out”
  • “Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law”
  • “Try to write at least 500 words a day You may ditch 499 of them tomorrow, but you will still be moving forward”
  • “We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward – to be bold – to invest in our future”
  • “Change means the unknown”
  • “Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward”

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