Did it ever happen to you that you kept on clinging on to a memory so badly that it kind of hurts? As we kind of grow older, we start asking ourselves question about our existence, purpose in life and people surrounding us. We tend to search for something which we cannot describe. We start doubting everything, referring to the past as the best times we’ve got. We start fabricating episodes and anecdotes which we supposedly encountered in order not to reject the future. In doing so, we tend to keep the memories and we refuse to move on in life. Life is shorter than what we think, and our goal should be to keep our balance as Einstein quotes it:
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving – Albert Einstein
The most common mistake we tend to is to think that holding on makes us strong; but as Herman Hesse reminds us , sometimes it is letting go that makes us strong. To hold onto relationships or to a particular situation is detrimental to our present and future. We need to let the past be the past and embrace the life awaiting us as stated by E.M. Forster in the following quote:
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us – E. M. Forster
In life we need to have goals and we shall be capable of knowing where we want to go. Letting oneself be carried by the winds is purposeless. We all have the ability to choose: choose a passion, choose a destination, choose the people we want to be with. Only by making choices and decision can we live life to the fullest. Similarly, dwelling on our mistakes and past faults do not help our cause in keeping on moving forward in life.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on – Les Brown
By constantly thinking of the “what ifs” or the “I Should have” may lead us to be unproductive in the actual present and kill the passion which we could develop for a better life in the future.
Not everything in life will be rosy. We will encounter failures and set-backs. But the question remains: should we go into total darkness because of the failure we encounter? Reading the folloing quote of Tom Jackson, we can take courage and take failure as just one challenge which will put us back on the right track in life:
Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on – Tom Jackson
As we’ve seen, moving on is very important to find stability in life, but as well as to build a passion and to stay positive in life. For those who want inspirations to move on, we hope our moving on quotes contain right words to encourage you to take the right steps. Remember this famousquotes from Aristotle: You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Use this as an inspiration to keep moving forward in life.
Quotes to keep you moving forward
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do
Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head
Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens