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14 Quotes About Moving Forward In Life

Recently I have been feeling stuck. Major life things are happening and yet I am in a waiting zone. I’m impatient enough as it is, but with this forced waiting period I am struggling to embrace the changes that await, and am instead focusing on the not-so-good parts of my past.

It’s really hard to break this cycle, but I am trying my best.

I’m hoping with a little planning every day, a little rest time, and generally good self care, I can move on from the past year or so and get started with the next phase of my life. Easier said than done I know.

To help lift my spirits, I’ve been reading plenty of quotes about moving forward in life, and though they are not the magic cure for my problems (shocking), they’re pretty good for motivation, so I thought I would share the best I’ve read so far with you:

“Unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realise that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
– Steve Maraboli 

“If you are busy focusing on the falling bricks, you will never realise that they are truly stepping stones you need to cross over to the next phase of your life.”
– Kemi Sogunle

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein 

“A bridge can still be built while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.”
– Anthony Liccione

“You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
– Roy T. Bennett

“I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.”
– Shannon A. Thompson

“Question: Where do I go from here? Answer: Out of your comfort zone. In the direction of your dreams.”
– Izey Victoria Odiase

“Destiny is manifested only through action.”
– Suzy Kassem

“It hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on.”
– Unknown

“Sometimes getting to the other side seems impossible. You know there’s a way. You can actually see the steps in your mind – but it all seems out of reach. Pause. Relax. Remember to do what you can in the moment you’re in. Before long, you’ll arrive at your destination ready for the next challenge.”
– LaShawnda Jones

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson

“Don’t let the blights from the past hold you back from the bliss of the future.”
– Constance Friday

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
– Alyson Noel

“Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but eventually.”
– Unknown


  1. Sherina Harris

    Needed this today! Thank you for sharing 🙂 and this is kind of random, but I love how you bolded every other quote. I found it very visually appealing and it made it easier to read!

  2. Quinn

    That last quote is so true. Even the worst things pass. Even the deepest wounds heal. They might leave scars, but scarred skin is tougher!

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