Reel to real: inspirational quotes to keep you going through tough times
As we come to the end of the week and you begin to introspect your time – both good and rough – at the workspace, we offer a dose of inspiration from larger-than-life movie characters. Let this recharge, rejuvenate, and inspire you to take on the coming week with these inspirational quotes from movies.
Success is about moving forward
Like the reel-life heroes, you need to remember that success is about pushing hard even when you fall. You can’t give up, no matter how difficult things become. Don’t let tough times at work pull you down.
“I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”
– Chuck Noland, Cast Away
“Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can't be done!”
– Howard Hughes, The Aviator
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
– John Keating, Dead Poets Society
It is about the choices you make
Your choices define you. Remember the road you take today will impact your tomorrow. Choose wisely and without haste.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
– Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
“Even a good decision, if made for the wrong reasons, can be a bad decision.”
– Governor Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean
Create your own road to happiness
Remember, if it wasn’t for tough times, we would not be able to value happiness. Sweat, grind, and humility are the keys to happiness in the workplace.
“Maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it.”
– Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness
“We got here from hard work, patience, and humility. Don’t think the world owes you anything because the world owes you nothing.”
– Joy Mangano, Joy
If you do have more quotes from your favourite movie or onscreen character, mention them in the comments.