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When things get tough, many people turn to quotes for motivation. Inspirational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, give us the courage to pursue goals and most certainly provide us with new perspective. Below are a few of our favorites:


  • “When you can’t control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is!”


  • “Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” -Rudy Francisco


  • “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” -Jack Canfield


  • “Everything happens for a reason, and part of that beauty of life is that we are not allowed to know those reasons for certain.” -Aron Ralston


  • “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”-The Buddha
  • “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” -Yoda


  • “I hope you know you’re capable and brave and significant. Even when it feels like you’re not.”- Author Unknown


  • “I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different with a new capacity to be beautiful.” -William C. Hannan


  • “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” -Sophia Bush


  • “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”- Author Unknown


Share your favorite quotes in the comment section below! 


Author: Stephanie Pruefer, MA, LPC, CADC – Primary Counselor – Footprints to Recovery

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  • Bob Ackley

    If you/we believe and act upon a lie (individuals with substance use disorders thinking that using is the best option for them today), their/our belief and action will always deliver them/us to the truth.

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