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10 Quotes You Should Tell Yourself When Facing Huge Challenges

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4. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” ~ Unknown

I love this quote. And it’s true: if you’re going to grow, flourish, and bloom, you’re going to have to work yourself through some dirt first.


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5. “Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.” ~ Jon SinclairSo many people fear failure—often, more than anything else—but it’s something everybody does at some point.

You’re learning. Just like walking or riding a bike, the beginning stages might involve a few tumbles and a few bruises. That’s all failure is. It’s a little fall, and it’s a bruise. You get back up, brush yourself off, and keep on going. Soon, the bruise will be completely gone.

I mean, unless your failure involves something like this:

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I like the failure is a bruise one, and also this one:

9. “Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.” ~ Unknown

Thank you, Unknown.

Unknown has a lot of good ones:

every flower must grow through dirt

every flower must grow through dirt

every flower must grow through dirt

every flower must grow through dirt

every flower must grow through dirt

I always think of this:

"Confidence is the stain they can't wipe off." --Lil Wayne (Drop the World feat. Eminem).    

Rap Genius has some interesting commentary on the entire second verse by weezy, which is pretty cool...

[Verse 2: Lil Wayne]

***I know what they don't wanna tell you

Just hope you're heaven-sent, and you're hell-proof

I walk up in the world and cut the lights off

And confidence is a stain they can't wipe off

Good one!

Confidence is a stain they can't wipe off

nice image!

Thanks! I found it on Pinterest, of all places. 

haha!  there's one i won't be forgetting any time soon!

I looked it up, and it really is true. The link above explains why. 

and it does make a great metaphor.

Especially because it's true!

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