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4 Uplifting Quotes That Help Us Move Forward

quotes on moving forward


Previous disappointments and hurtful experiences are many times very difficult to overcome when there are things that are holding you back. You can be your own worst enemy if you let past mistakes haunt you. Hurtful relationships, for example, are some of the most challenging to overcome.

I hope that the following inspire you if not at least make you think for a second, that once the pain has been felt, it is time to move on. It is a difficult process that requires you to realize that you can be your greatest helper or your worst enemy, keeping yourself locked in a hole unable to get out. But there is always a way out, you just have to make some effort to lift yourself to see it.

Quotes about moving forward

Make a decision

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Forgive and forget

“Well, now
If little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you

If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land”
Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems

The big realization

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Allow the tears of pain turn into tears of joy

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
Steve Maraboli

In addition, there are some things that prevent our ability to move forward, let’s look at 4 key things…

Things you need to stop doing that prevent you from moving forward

Get rid of these four habits if you want your life to progress:


No matter how you strive for perfection, you are still vulnerable to mistakes and failures because these are part of being human. However, instead of constantly blaming yourself, you should learn from your mistakes and find out how you can become a better person. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as mistakes, but lessons to learn.

Dwelling on the past

Your journey will never be an easy one if you chain yourself to the past. Being stuck in the past will do you no good as it only makes the situation worse. Learn to leave the past behind and your journey will be easier.

Constantly seeking approval

Even when you try to do everything right, there will be someone that will disapprove your actions. Without a doubt, you just cannot please everybody. Instead of feeling sorry, go on with your life and make room for growth.

Comparing yourself

No matter what you do, you can be your own worst critic if you keep on comparing yourself to others. Instead of feeling bad about your weaknesses, focus on your strength and turn those weaknesses as a way for you to improve yourself. You may wish to be in someone else’s shoe, but it can only do more harm than good. Why follow in another person’s footsteps when you can make your own?

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source: goodreads