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Why do we love #socialmedia inspirational quotes so much?

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Along with cats, funny memes and gifs inspirational quotes remain hot hot hot on most social media networks. Why do we not get tired of them? I asked some Facebook friends today and got some great answers. You may have some insights to add in the comments below or in this FB post you can click on it it is embedded.

Studies prove that being inspired increases happiness and well-being, facilitates progress towards goals, and serves as a springboard for action and creativity (Harvard Business Review ‘Why Inspiration Matters’ Scott Barry Kaufman – Nov. 8, 2011).

Here is what some of my friends said:

Inspirational quotes appeal to me for many different reasons. Sometimes they serve as reminders while other times it is a new way of looking at a situation. Sometimes they open a world of possibilities and other times I appreciate them because they make me feel good. And, last but not least, oftentimes I marvel at the beauty and simplicity of the message. ~ Janet Callaway

Sometimes it is merely a gentle reminder of what we already know…and comes at a time when we needed to be reminded and to “BELIEVE”! ~ Sadie Murray

They are often easily recited and resonate with many as human challenges are similar no matter what background/culture.~ Nick Theodoropoulos

Positivity changes one’s outlook & response to daily life. Our society is witnessing extreme stress, war, increased crime, poverty, it goes on and on. For me, to read or hear a positive reinforcement influences my day, my interaction w/ others, my mindset. It becomes all good.~ Rose Prosser-Boyle

For me it is the sudden change of attitude or shift of mindset that inspirational quotes can give me. One got me the other day. It has made a massive change in the way that I am doing things. It was a quote by Gary Player saying the harder i work the luckier I get. Yeah we have probably all heard this before but maybe it got me at the right moment. I suddenly realised that if I was going to make my book successful i was going to have to work harder on it. It was simply not going to happen without that. I am now doing another 2 hours a day. Scott Buehler tweeted something today about how the biggest motivation a worker can have is to see their boss do an honest day~s work. i also found that extremely empowering as I grapple with being a boss/ manager of a growing team

Look at these 3 examples from Twitter, Facebook and Google+ 300 retweets. 1100 shares etc People love this stuff. I truly believe that wider and wider exposure to wonderful thoughts will make a serious difference in everybody`s lives if they allow and then act.

Why did these posts get shared so much?

Usually it is best not to comment on a quote. Let it speak for itself. Discuss the meaning it has for you in the comments by all means but realistically people want to share it on as it is without your interpretation or exhortation. Agree?

Here are some of my favorite quote posts. Where I can i am leaving links underneath them so that you can share and/ or engage with them on various social media places. Just click. Thank you!!

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“Trust because you are willing to take the risk, not because it is safe or certain.” Anonymous

-A successful man is one who can lay a (1)

 

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”–David Brinkley

-All our dreams can come true if we have

 

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”–Walt Disney

-All progress takes place outside the

 

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”–Michael John Bobak

-Develop success from failure.

 

“Develop success from failure. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”–Dale Carnegie

-Don't let the fear of lossing be

 

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”–Robert Kiyosaki

-Don't raise your voice, improve your (1)

 

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”–Anonymous

-Don't let what you cannot do interfere

 

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”–John R. Wooden

-Don't raise your voice, improve your

 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”–David Viscott

-Fortune sides with him who dares.-

 

“Fortune sides with him who dares.”–Virgil

-Good things come to those who wait, but

 

“Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”–Anonymous

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“Things work out for the best for those who make the best of how things work out.”–John Wooden

 

-I find that the harder I work, the more

 

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”–Thomas Jefferson

-I have not failed. I've just found (1)

 

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”–Thomas Edison

-If you are (1)

 

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”–Jim Rohn

-If you're going to walk through hell, keep going.-

 

“If you’re going to walk through hell, keep going.”–Winston Churchill

-Innovation distinguishes

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”–Steve Jobs

-Little minds are tamed and subdued by

 

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.”–Washington Irving

-Most of the importantthings in the

 

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”–Dale Carnegie

-No masterpiece was ever created by a

 

“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”–Anonymous

-Our greatest fear should not be of

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”–Francis Chan

 

-Success does not consist in never (1)

 

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw

-Success is liking yourself, liking what (1)

 

 

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”–Maya Angelou

-Success is walking   from failure to (1)

 

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

-Successful  people do what unsuccessful

 

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”–Jim Rohn

-Take up one idea. Make that one idea

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, the muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”–Swami Vivekananda

 

-The distance between insanity and

 

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”–Bruce Feirstein

-The one's that are crazy enough to

 

“The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”–Margaret Mead

-The successful warrior is the average

 

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”–Bruce Lee

 

-The whole secret of a successful life

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”–Henry Ford

-There are two types of people who will

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”–Ray Goforth

-There is no chance, no destiny, no

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”–Ella Wheeler Wilcox

-To accomplish great things, we must not

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”–Anatole France

-To be successful, you must accept

“To be successful, you must accept the challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”–Mike Gafka

-Try not to become a person of success,

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”–Albert Einstein

-To live a creative life, we must lose

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”–Anonymous

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“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”–Jim Ryan

-What seems to us as bitter trials are

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”–Oscar Wilde

-When you stop chasing the wrong things

“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things the chance to catch you.” –Lolly Daskal

-Whenever you find yourself on the side

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”–Mark Twain

-Whenever you see   a successful (2)

“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.”–Vaibhav Shah

-You measure the size of the

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to meet your goals.”–Booker T. Washington

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