17 Encouraging Quotes To Push You Forward


Moving on is often a difficult task. Whether you are moving past a broken relationship, making a career change, or just becoming more of who you are meant to be, it is challenging. There are so many roadblocks you seem to come up against, so many walls that you hit, and massive mountains that you must climb, but you are capable.

With determination, confidence, and persistence, you will survive. There are times when these things will seem to falter and you will feel like you are unable to succeed or make it to the next point. You will feel like standing still or turning around, but take a breath and continue on. When you push through the difficulty, you reap the rewards. You’ve got this.

Here are 17 quotes to get you from one point to the next and to encourage you along the way:


“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

—C. S. Lewis


“To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it… it’s over. It can hurt you no more.”

—Mandy Hale


“Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.”

—Frank Ocean


“Remember forward movement. Forward is the way of trust. Forward is the way of forgiveness. Forward is the way of action. Forward is the way of healing. Forward is essentially life.”

—Victoria Erickson


“And for once, bravery looked a lot like running away.”

—Kat Savage


“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.”

—Brigitte Nicole


“When you move on, the universe moves with you.”

—Rune Lazuli


“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

—Denis Waitley


“I think it’s time to be happy again.”

—Karen Salmansohn


“You’ll just keep crashing if you never take your eyes off the rearview mirror.”

—Leo Christopher


“You don’t fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you’d welcome the change to get there. Well, the future is great. Proceed.”

—Joe Vitale


“You must tell yourself, ‘No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.’”

—Les Brown


“What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious. We can’t. We must not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.”

—Marina Keegan


“The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.”

—Joel Osteen


“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

—Chinese Proverb


“Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been.”

—Iain Thomas


“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”

—Abraham Maslow