20 sentences to Brighten up Your Day

Nowadays it is easy to get caught up in the economic situation of the country and get lost in our daily struggles. We need little little reminders to get us back on track and help us appreciate the fact that we are alive and keep moving forward. Simply smelling the fresh air in the wee hours of the morning to watching the sun rise gradually on the drive to work can help, along with listening, reading, thinking or saying one or two sentences would help brighten your day and keep you on track.

Here are 20 sentences which can empower, drive as well as motivate you to go through the week and the remainder of your days inspired.



  1. Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths. (Your strengths might very well be their weakness).
  2. Own your life, or someone will own it for you. (Especially if you planning to be our own boss very soon)
  3. We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. (Don’t blame anyone for your misfortunes. Take charge of them)
  4. Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. (Do not despise early beginnings).
  5. The world does not reward perfectionists. It rewards those who get things done. The world does not reward perfectionists. It rewards those who get things done. (When you feel underappreciated and unrecognized at work)
  6. No matter what anyone says to you, you don’t have to eat dinner with them, live with them, or go to bed with them. (if you have anyone pissing you if at home, work, school or wherever.)
  7. If you risk nothing, you risk everything. (Who knows? That might be just the breakthrough you need)
  8. If something frightens you irrationally, do it often. (To get rid of the fear- you should be afraid of nothing, even death)
  9. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone. (This will remind you to always be merry. No one likes a sour face or complainer. Be happy always and find ways to make yourself happy always.)
  10. Don’t give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.
  11. Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you! (Take heart, pick yourself up, dust yourself and keep forging ahead)
  12. The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first. (Nothing comes easy. The act that you have failed so many times and feel disappointed in yourself now, doesn’t mean you will not succeed. You just haven’t found the right method or opportunity. Remember the lesson: “Fail often but do not forget the Lesson.”)
  13. You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. (Everyone has his/her own issues, most times they don’t have your time. They are preoccupied with other things and would rather concentrate on fixing themselves than looking at you. Be you. Do you.)
  14. It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear. (People hear different things. Don’t assume they understand everything clearly. Be as clear as possible when in discourse with them. Plus, sometimes you aren’t the problem, they are)
  15. Take what you do seriously. Not yourself. (be a professional and still take time out to laugh at yourself and your mistakes. Don’t be too straightjacket.)
  16. The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. (don’t give or help someone because of what you hope to gain from him latter, help for the sake of helping)
  17. If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old. (Word!!! Like dancing in the rain and catching a cold. Lol.) True, yeah?
  18. Don’t rest after your first victory because if you fail the second, time more lips will be waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. (Let the fear of failure drive you to do better)
  19. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. (Tempted to hold back in this recession, give. You never know…
  20. Do not educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So, when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price. (Forget the recession.)

Were you inspired? Which did you like and would like to tell yourself each day? What other sentences brighten your day when you see, read, think or hear them out loud or in your heart? Do share in the comments. We would love to read them.

Culled from Lifehack.com

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