Sometimes it can be easy to feel like the challenges our world faces are insurmountable… that the violence, injustice, poverty, disease and the everyday struggle of most of the world will never be overcome. Even if you’re blessed to live in the western world where we enjoy so many of life’s comforts (by and large), it’s safe to say that just about every one of us will experience tough times, tragedy and “dark nights of the soul” at some point during our lifetimes. A personal set-back or tragedy, even if not on the scale of global terrorism, can feel even more life-altering and morph into a black hole of negative thinking that quickly engulfs your motivation, energy and ability to be the person you want to be. Because life can be so brutal and randomly cruel, it’s so incredibly important that the heart-centered, loving people of the world use every opportunity to shine their lights and dispel the darkness. Every one of us has the power to stand as beacons of hope and goodness so that others can be uplifted by our presence, words and work in the world. What you do and how you live makes a difference not just on a personal level, but on a global one, too. So, when you find yourself feeling knocked down and your faith in yourself and life has taken a hit, how can you get back up and move forward again? You simply choose to. You consciously make the decision to instead of and not give up your power to the circumstances around you. respond react You can be turmoil without becoming . in lost to it That being said, my life has not been immune to loss and hardship and I appreciate the devastating power tragedy can wield in an attempt to wreck one’s will and life. My heart goes out to the individuals and families impacted by the recent violence, as well as those struggling to make it every day. I’ve assembled some of my most beloved quotes that have served to uplift and empower me when times have gotten tough, plus I’ve added a few of my own empowering words. I hope you can draw inspiration from them and that they speak to your heart as much as they do mine. As always, I’d love to hear from you. What are your favorite quotes? Where do you find inspiration when times get tough? From where do you draw strength in the face of tragedy and hardship? 40 Quotes to Motivate You When Times are Tough Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. — Dalai Lama The signature of the truly great is not the absence of difficulty but the ability to recover from setbacks. — Jim Collins I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. — Mother Teresa [Please view the full article with quote graphics on my blog at ] http://www.ChristineParma.com/blog/40-quotes-to-motivate Hi, I’m Christine Parma. I help ambitious, service-based entrepreneurs who are working way too hard for what they’re earning. I guide them step-by-step through how to create their own and . Because they’re earning more money per client, they can stop struggling financially, cut back on the number of hours they work and finally have the life they want. irresistible offers higher-fee programs that sell I believe that money and meaning are not exclusive. You can make a big impact_and_ income doing what you love — and do it without the stress and overwhelm. to learn how to magnify your impact with your own signature programs, events and retreats, attract your following of Raving Fans and grow a profitable business you love. Subscribe to my newsletter Find me on Twitter and Facebook at . @ChristineParma ChristineParmaEmpower Raise Your Fees with Integrity and Ease Quickly fill your calendar with committed, higher-fee clients! Together we’ll create your powerful Irresistible Offer you can share with prospects and current clients that supports you charging and getting higher fees … and finally getting paid what you’re worth! today Click here to learn more.