Life is really hard sometimes.
Life's a struggle and more than anyone, I know that. I know what it's like to get fired from a job in your first week when you just left a job to work there. I know what it's like to hope things are going to get better and then somehow things come crashing down.
But I'm here to tell you that you're going to be fine. One thing we never think to realize is that things happen for a reason.
I know these hardships in life sound terrible but they are experiences — and in life, we need all kinds of lessons.
In the end, it's better to know what to look for so we can try our best to avoid the hard times. Do your best to work hard in life so you can be successful, and if you fail, learn your lesson and try harder next time.
Sometimes we get into situations that are tough and hard to handle, and then will be times when wonderful things happen to us — that's why life is a struggle. We can't help but wonder if something just isn't the right fit. Maybe our life is a tornado of questions and we can't seem to organize them.
We want to ask ourselves, why us? Why do we have to be the ones in this situation, when will this get better? Sometimes we need a little help to get us through the hard times and the life struggles, and when we finally get the little push we need, things eventually get better.
You're going to figure things out even though today is a struggle — this is just today and there's always tomorrow.
So if you are going through a hard time right now, use these inspirational quotes about life and struggles to help you cope with every battle life throws at you.
1. Sometimes we need a little extra support from our friends and family.
“People can have the best of intentions when they tell their loved ones how they should be living their lives. But oftentimes, when we are in struggle, we are seeking to be supported, not solved.” — Jaeda DeWalt
2. Don't let someone else's struggles become your own.
“You can’t solve anyone else’s life for them. But then, if you see someone struggling with a heavy load, isn’t it forbidden to walk on without helping them?” — Naomi Alderman, Disobedience
3. Never think you've got it worse than someone else.
“Some people are silently struggling with burdens that would break our backs.” — Wayne Gerard Trotman
4. You control your own happiness.
“We must be vigilant, even of each other, but mostly of ourselves. What my time in the cave taught me is that the ultimate life-and-death struggle is with ourselves. Foreign invaders might kill my body, but only I could kill my spirit.” — Viet Thanh Nguyen
6. Sometimes our worst memories come back to haunt us.
"Memories don't die, they become shelved in recesses of one's mind, resurfacing when the triggers of life re-ignite them, lighting up the heart, in a warm glow of remembrance. - "Vindication Across Time” — Mala Naidoo
7. Things will change in time.
“Everything has changed, and nothing has altered. Oh, what a fate.” — A.H. Septimius
8. Keep trying and you will achieve great things.
“Some people swim as fast as they can. Faster than most. They can never stop and rest for long, and they never reach their destination, for they are constantly swimming upstream. But eventually, they become strong, in their own way.” — Robert Black"
9. Always try to find the good in bad situations.
“Don’t fill life with struggles—fill life with joy. A flower always struggles to survive, but it never forgets to bloom with joy.” — Debasish Mridha
10. Some people like to keep their pain inside.
“Just because those around you do not constantly tell you what they are going through in their personal life, it does not mean they are living in a fairytale.” — Auliq Ice
11. You have the power to overcome whatever you want.
"The road to overcoming your fears could lead you to unbearable places but sometimes such gives you an edge than nothing else could give.” — Auliq Ice
12. It may seem bad now, but you just have to push through it.
“Be proud of struggles in your life. They bring you closer to greatness.” — Oscar Auliq-Ice
13. It's best to just know something good is coming.
“I don't mean my life sucks. It just feels like I'm always waiting, and I don't want to do that anymore.” — Noelle Adams,
14. Struggle helps build character.
“I have struggled in my life to reach this place where I can talk about struggle. Struggle is good; it hardens us. Struggle is necessary; it toughens us. Struggle changes us. We don’t remain our former self.” — Avijeet Das
15. You might not see it yet, but great things lie ahead.
“There's Faith amid my Bounded Mysteries!” — Somya Kedia
16. Never give up.
"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up." — Robert Tew
17. Shape yourself into the person you want to be.
"Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from 'I can't do this' to 'I must do this." — Toni Sorenson
18. You need these obstacles to know how to overcome future ones.
"Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets." — Friedrich Nietzsche
19. Learn who you are based on how you deal with hardships.
"The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle." — Swami Sivananda
20. To struggle is a blessing in disguise.
"The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." — Helen Keller
21. The weight you carry is still a lot, don't feel like you have to compare it.
"Don't compare your struggles to anyone else's. Don't get discouraged by the success of others. Make your own path and never give up." — MJ Korvan
22. When you struggle, you grow.
"We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome." — R. C. Allen
23. Progress is a struggle.
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." — Frederick Douglass
24. You make all the difference.
"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory." — Blaise Pascal
25. Struggle equals strength.
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." — Oprah Winfrey
26. Life's a climb.
"Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit." — Diane Westlake
27. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
"Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger." — Unknown
28. Empathy is a superpower.
"The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me." — Oprah Winfrey
29. Focus on what you want to achieve in the end.
"The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle." — Pierre de Coubertin
30. Don't let the bad overtake the good in life.
"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more." — Ossie Davis
31. Don't lose your energy.
"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today." — Pope Paul V
32. It feels better when you know you tried your best.
"Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle." — Wilma Rudolph
33. Ask for help when you really need it.
"We all struggle with something and need help. Whatever it is that you can't conquer on your own, I encourage you to give it to the Lord; He can fix anything! Your struggle is no more because VICTORY has taken its place!! Have a VICTORIOUS day!" — Anita R. Sneed-Carter
34. Who are you in the hard times?
"Nothing better than enjoying life with the same person you struggled with." — Unknown
35. Fairytales are in storybooks, but we can still create our own in life.
"Unfortunately this earth is not. a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh." — Martin Bormann
36. The struggle is just the definition of hard work.
"The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding -- that existence is a struggle." — Harvey Keitel
37. You've gotten this far.
"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle." — William Penn
38. You are stronger than you think.
"No matter what struggles I come across, I will keep going, because I have the will and strength to overcome it all. All my greatest accomplishments, I once thought I would never achieve, but I keep on succeeding every challenge that faces me. No matter what is beyond my control, nothing will ever make me less than a woman. I am and will always be a powerful woman." — Victoria Enriquez
39. Keep pushing through.
"In everbody's life, there's a point of no return. And in very few cases, a point where you can't go forward anymore. And when we reach the point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That's how we survive." — Haruki Murakami
40. You can overcome.
"Life requires overcoming challenges and obstacles of many types." — David Weatherford
41. Always think positive.
"Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations." — Unknown
42. Don't dwell on the past.
'Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." — Rumi
43. We all struggle, and we all grow from it.
"The conception of each star was at the point of no return; of a desperate soul struggling to master the winds." — C. Joybelle
44. Keep reaching for the stars, they are closer than you think.
"Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see, but you." — Unknown
45. Prepare yourself for the future.
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." — Malcolm
46. Through hard work, you can achieve anything.
"Use your mind to dream big, use your hands to achieve it." — Unknown
47. Stop quitting.
"It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up." — Unknown
48. Wake up and start your life.
"Appreciate the struggles as opportunities to wake up." — Jeff bridges
49. Start working on your future.
"One day or day one. It's your decision." — Unknown
50. It doesn't matter how you get there, just get there.
"When life gets too hard to stand, kneel" — Unknown
Essence Lopez is a writer who covers pop culture, astrology, and relationship topics.