5 Inspiring Quotes for When Life Isn't Going Well

Did you know that you can improve your life if you start helping others instead of thinking of yourself so much? What you give, you get. Learn this and other inspiring quotes for those days when life just isn't going your way.
5 Inspiring Quotes for When Life Isn't Going Well

Last update: 15 December, 2018

We all like inspiring quotes that seem like they were just for you when you’re feeling like life isn’t going well. Some of us even “collect” them because we know, sooner or later, we’ll need them.

Considering that, we’ve collected a few inspiring quotes and beautiful phrases for you. We know that all of us feel like life isn’t going well at some point, but we also know that this is just temporary.

However, knowing this isn’t always enough to make us smile when we need it the most.

Read these beautiful inspiring quotes and carry them with you. We know they’ll help bring a bit of positive energy to your day.

5 Beautiful and inspiring quotes

1. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama


Friends trying on clothes

How many times have you felt like life wasn’t going well and you took it out on whoever happened to cross your path? This certainly made things worse.

And of course, how could it not? Remember that you attract what you think.

Now, if you broke up with your partner and your job is going downhill, give yourself the chance to find a moment to be kind to others. It’s not just for them, but for you.

We human beings react according to how people make us feel.

This means if you are kind to others, they will be more willing to lend you a hand.

2. “You will get all you want in life if you help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Many of us were taught the idea that you have to work to achieve your own goals without worrying about others.

However, this inspiring quote by Zig Ziglar makes it clear that as you help others, you will also be helped.

If you feel like your life isn’t going well, stop for a minute and analyze if you are helping others and how. Maybe the reason it’s not going well is because you try to take advantage of others and are getting the opposite result.

Helping others is sometimes as simple as asking them what they need or what you can do for them.

Maybe those financial issues that are keeping you from paying your rent will be solved if you help a friend with something that is really easy for you and that he is willing to pay you for.

Sometimes you won’t get a direct benefit, but think about it: if you help someone today, that person will be so thankful they will want to help you achieve your goals.

In the end, it’s like a snowball effect and everyone benefits.

3. “Failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

If you’re feeling like life isn’t going well because you had a setback in some way and you’re calling yourself a “failure,” stop now.

It’s true that missteps hurt and nobody likes them. But failure is a part of life and must be accepted as a reality.

What you must never do is let it define you. If you failed today, stop and analyze your decisions and how they got you this result. Then learn from it and try again, knowing what doesn’t work.

4. “Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

Man climbing up a cliff

Why do you feel like life isn’t going well? Do you feel like you’re putting in too much effort and not seeing results? Are you realizing that you haven’t been doing what you should have and now the results are clearly not what you hoped?

Jim Rohn speaks about this and makes it clear that you either work for what you want until it hurts, or stay in your comfort zone and then suffer the consequences.

Maybe what feels like a weight on your shoulders will give you a hint as to where you should go next.

Take a few days and think about your life. What have you done to get yourself where you are right now? Is this where you wanted to be? Has it been worth it? Do you want to change?

You have to understand that every decision you make is going to hurt one way or the other. Naturally, it implies some type of sacrifice. That’s why you should be clear as to what your goals are and work towards them.

Sad woman with a therapist

5. “You cannot save people, you can only love them.” – Anaïs Nin

How many times have you felt your life isn’t going well because you’re trying to push someone to be a better person? It’s happened to us all at least once, and often for some people.

It’s possible you’re someone who can’t stand to see people suffer and you have so much love to give that you take their problems on as if they were your own.

No doubt this makes you a great person. However, it can also inflict a lot of damage if you don’t learn that you can’t control other people.

You should never take other people’s problems as your own, nor hope they will change. They will do it only if they want to, not because you hope they will.

This inspiring quote teaches us that if we want to help, we should stay at their side and support them if they ask for it. However, don’t try to manage them, because it won’t work.

The most important thing is that, if at some point you feel like you can’t do it anymore, you back away. It is healthy to be a little selfish when your respect and love are being compromised.

What are some other inspiring quotes that help you when you are feeling down? Have they taught you valuable life lessons?

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