10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Inner Strength

There are challenges and obstacles in life that require us to tap into our inner strength. They could be life-changing experiences such as a cancer diagnosis or smaller, everyday moments like trying a new exercise routine. Often, it’s not the size of the obstacle but how we approach it that matters most. What we feed the mind, knowingly or unknowingly, deeply impacts our willingness to face life’s challenges and our ability to overcome obstacles. Even something as simple as motivational quotes can give us the strength we need to keep going.  

At Survivor Fitness, we care about meeting people where they are and giving them the tools and resources they need to win the war for their lives, bodies, and mind. While the expertise of physical fitness trainers and nutritionists is vital, it’s often the personal connections that help participants tap into their inner strength.

Over the past several years, we’ve enjoyed sharing our favorite motivational quotes across our social media platforms. Here are a few of our most popular quotes for helping you find and tap into your inner strength:

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates

It’s easier to walk with the wind at your back rather than fight the wind blowing against you. Looking toward the future and embracing possibility can provide greater inspiration for your journey. 

“Sometimes it’s OK to be scared… because that means you are about to do something really, really brave.” – Mandy Hale

Every challenge or obstacle comes with fear. Rather than being discouraged or disappointed in yourself for feeling afraid, see it as an indicator you’re headed towards something life-changing. 

“The same voice that says, ‘give up’ can also be trained to say, ‘keep going.’” – Unknown

The way we talk to ourselves matters. Recognize that you can build yourself up, rather than tear yourself down, with your words. Create your own personal affirmations to repeat when you’re feeling down

“Don’t give up when you don’t see immediate results. Know that each positive choice is affecting you in hidden ways and will add up to big changes over time.” – Unknown

Any meaningful change requires time and dedication. This is especially true when it comes to regaining your health and strength after cancer. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Your hard work will pay off in the long run. 

“When you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” – Banksy

Our bodies were created to rest. Whenever you push yourself to achieve new things, it’s natural to need time to recuperate. Knowing this can help you listen to yourself and recognize when it’s time to rest. 

“Confidence isn’t the absence of self-doubt. It’s the willingness to try even though you doubt yourself.” – Mel Robbins

It’s easy to assume that confident people don’t doubt themselves. The reality is that even the most positive personalities can struggle with self-doubt. Don’t let a feeling of fear or insecurity keep you from trying something new. 

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer your fear, don’t sit at home and think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

Do you know what it’s like to feel stuck on a hamster wheel of overthinking? Sometimes the best way to conquer your fear is to take the first step. 

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that small voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage and confidence aren’t always loud and boisterous. Some of the most courageous men and women approach life with kindness, humility, and a quiet determination to keep going. 

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every single step you take to reach that goal.” – Unknown

Sometimes measuring success doesn’t require a scale. Every single day is an opportunity to celebrate your progress. One of the best ways to stick with your wellness goals is to recognize the progress you make along the way. 

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson

It’s easy to think, “I don’t have what it takes.” But if you can find the inner strength to keep going, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish — regardless of how big of an obstacle stands in your way. 

Want to Tap Into Your Inner Strength in the New Year?

Changing our perspective isn’t always easy, but it can make a tremendous difference in our quality of life. That’s something Survivor Fitness participants know very well. If you’re looking for more motivational support and inspiring stories from cancer survivors, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Survivor Fitness works with cancer survivors to help them regain their health and stay motivated on the journey through one-on-one personal training and nutritional support. We walk alongside you to progress your post-treatment recovery, empowering you to take control of your healing journey. Connect with us today to learn more!