Call me corny, but I live for inspirational quotes. Apps like Eternal Sunshine and Sprinkle of Jesus are downloaded on my phone and send me motivational reminders every so often. Being a stressed out, overworked college student, I can definitely use some words of encouragement now and again.
I cling to my planner like it's the last slice of pizza. I've always written down quotes from my professors that I find to be "inspirational" so I can look back at them, even when I'm no longer in their class. In my three years that I have been in college, these are some of the most memorable quotes from my professors.
1. "Being in a relationship isn't supposed to be easy."
"Relationships will always be work. I cannot lie to you and say that they will be so easy all the time. It's a push and pull thing. You both have to work at it."
2. "You are what you speak."
"Think about the things you say. Imagine a world where all the words you say show up on your skin. What would show up? You seriously are what you say. People judge you on the things you say all the time."
3. "School is hard."
"School is going to be hard. Your classes are going to be hard. But, I'm here to teach you and tell you that it will all be worth it. No one ever chases any dream that is easy."
4. "Don't speak recklessly."
"Don't talk about things that you don't know about. Don't be the person who opens their mouth and speaks with the intention that no one will question them. Be able to back up your claims. Don't speak recklessly."
5. "You are loved."
"Someone loves you. Your mom, your dad, your brother, your sister, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your best friend. This world would not be the same without you."
6. "You're only 20 years old once."
"Stay young as long as you can, because once you grow up, you're grown up. You can never be young again. You can definitely act young, but you can't ever be 20 years old again. You only got one shot."
7. "Don't do drugs, kids."
"Drugs chip away at your life. Your life is in your hands at that point. Don't kill yourself by doing drugs. You deserve more of a life than that."
8. "Be that one person for someone."
"You never know what someone is going through. They could be having the worst day of their lives and your smile or "How are you?" could mean the world them. Be nice to everyone. Be that one person for someone."
9. "Keep your mind busy."
"Your mind needs to be taken care of just as much as your body does. You need to workout your brain. Keep a journal, play challenging games, let your mind grow. Keep it busy."
10. "You are the worst enemy that you'll ever have."
"You can only beat yourself up so much. If you think about it, you're the only one that truly knows you. And that means you know all the good things and the bad things about yourself. You're the worst enemy that you'll ever have. Get past yourself and you can do anything."