20 Quotes That'll Yank You Right Out Of That 'Life Sucks' Funk

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Everyone has bad days, but for when you need a little more pep in your step, look no further.

Nothing strikes harder at the core of who you are as a person than the sense of failure. When your dreams come toppling down, it's really hard to just dust yourself off, bring yourself out of your depression and pick yourself back up again.

While it's perfectly okay to feel what you are feeling, what really matters is what you do when life takes an unexpected turn. First remember that you are not the only person in the world to admit defeat. In fact, when you feel like a loser, that means you TRIED to win. Winning makes you among some of the most amazing people in the world. 

You can learn to not let the moment get you down. When you feel like a total loser, remember you are not. You are learning and one day you will look back at this moment thankful you didn't give up on your dreams

Just look at these three people who experienced failure at its worst  and yet our world wouldn't be the same today if it weren't for them:

1. Bill Gates

Believe it or not, there was a time when you might have never heard his name. Did you know that before he became the mastermind behind Microsoft, his first business failed? In fact, one thing he has shared with others is to "heed the lessons of failure."

Today, he is among the ranks of people who donate the most money to charity in the world. A loser is tomorrow's winner, someone's giver, and someone's success story. 

2. Jim Carrey 

One of the funniest and most recognized comedians of our time, at one point, lived less than a happy life. Homeless before fame and fortune has kept him humble. One thing is for sure, nothing creates a sense of thankfulness and humility with humor like life can.

Remember most people go through life afraid to take risks. But it's those same risks that will teach you what you want and need and what you don't want and what you don't need.

3. Michael Oher 

He grew up with many obstacles against him — an alcoholic parent, poverty, and the loss of his father in tragic death. It was already tough to make it in the world, but his dreams were set on football. In 2009, as an NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens he and his team went on to win the Super Bowl.

Each one of these individuals have one thing in common — they loved what they did and they were unwilling to settle for less than their dreams. They listened to their instincts, and more importantly, they had an attitude, a mindset that said, I may have lost today but tomorrow, I can be great.

One way to grab a hold of the courage you need to pick up your boots and walk on to your destiny is to read motivational quotes that inspire you to achieve your goals. You got this!

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

"Great things never came from comfort zones." — Unknown

"It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters." — Paul “Bear” Bryant

"If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average." — M.H. Alderson

"Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." — The Imitation Game

"I will do what queens do, I will rule." — Daenerys Targaryen

"Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you." —​ Tyrion Lannister

"It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up." —​ Vincent Lombardi 

"Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact." — Neil Patrick Harris

"Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do." — Kim Kardashian

"When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you." — Susan Sarandon

"Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement." – Marv Levy

"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people." — Prince

"The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." — Benjamin Mays

"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment." — Stephen Covey

"Courage is grace under pressure." — Ernest Hemingway

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." — Confucius

"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." — Winston Churchill

"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere." — Unknown

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." — Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"The fact that you aren't where you want to be should be enough motivation." – Unknown