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These words of encouragement for hard times will cheer you up and Plus share these uplifting words with a friend going through a tough time.

When in doubt, ask what they need.

When you see someone you love going through a sad time, it’s only natural to want to cheer them up or try to fix whatever is causing them distress.

However, while this response is well-intentioned and feels like the right thing to do, it’s not necessarily going to be beneficial for the person who’s struggling.

“It can feel quite isolating or even invalidating when someone is trying that ‘Cheer up’ approach, or comparisons like, ‘It’s not so bad, look at the people who have it so much worse’,” explains Tal Schlosser, Clinical Psychologist at My Life Psychologists.

“We have the feelings we have and someone saying, ‘Don’t worry about it’ doesn’t make it go away. In fact, we can feel even worse about the fact we can’t just snap out of it.”

Part of the motivation to cheer people up is tied to how society typically views emotions. According to Dr. Janine Clarke, Psychologist at Mend Psychology and The Sydney ACT Centre, there are six ‘basic,’ universal emotions — sadness, anger, disgust, fear, happiness and surprise — and we’ve been conditioned to perceive happiness as the only one worth pursuing.

“Our tolerance for distressing or unpleasant emotions has been eroded such that we work hard not only to rid ourselves of them when they show up, for example by putting on a brave face, but we can feel compelled to ‘fix’ others,” she says.

“I think it’s also reasonable to say that we default to this response because we are partly motivated to reduce our own distress. It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one going through a tough time; we may notice feelings of vulnerability, weakness, failure, and helplessness.”

Tal Schlosser adds that labeling or judging emotions as inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is unhealthy, because each of them serves a purpose — whether we find the experience enjoyable or not. “It’s healthier to acknowledge and name that feeling, and from that place let the feeling pass in its own time. All feelings ebb and flow — we don’t stay ecstatic and we don’t stay sad,” she explains.

Helpful ways to show support:

1. Send a text or call, but don’t expect reciprocation

Schlosser says if you’re not sure how to express your support, a text, message or quick call is always going to be appreciated — even if you don’t receive a response.

“We often think we don’t want to be intrusive, but really the worst that happens is you don’t get a response back. Sometimes just receiving that is helpful for someone and it’s not realistic to expect them to give anything back to you at that time,” she explains.

2. Acknowledge how they’re feeling

Phrases like, “I’m sorry you’re having a hard time right now, “I know this is really tough for you and I just want you to know I’m here,” or even, “That sounds like it’s really hard, can you tell me more about it?” can help someone feel less alone in what they’re going through.

“[It shows] you’re there, that you can handle it, that you don’t need them to be happy or OK. That you can accept them for who they are in this moment, even if they are sad,” Schlosser says.

3. Avoid being unintentionally patronizing

“Don’t make it all about you, by talking about times when you have been in the same situation, etc, unless you are specifically asked,” Clarke says.

4. When in doubt, ask what they need

No matter how well you know someone, it can be hard to know exactly what you can do to help them deal with a personal crisis.

Schlosser says that rather than trying to read their mind, asking is often the best approach. “Say, ‘I know I can’t do anything to make this go away, I wish I could. What do you need from me? What can I do?’” she suggests.

However, some people aren’t comfortable with asking for what they need, so doing something for them that you think will be kind and caring is sometimes the best avenue. This could be dropping off a flower or a meal, or offering to pick their kids up from school one afternoon.

5. Remember that sadness is normal

“Choose your words carefully. Sadness is not something to be controlled, but a feeling that is worth noticing and being curious about,” Clarke says.

And don’t forget — it’s also natural for you to feel sadness.

6. Engage with them in an activity

Whether it’s cooking, walking or photography, Clarke says passing time with your friend in a mindful way can be beneficial.

“The idea is to find an activity in which together you can immerse yourselves; an activity that enables connection with the present and with sensory experiences, such that thinking fades to the background,” she explains.

7. Be willing to listen without offering advice

It’s tempting to try to ‘fix’ a loved one’s problems or help them find a solution, but often just sitting with them is best — even though it can be challenging.

“It’s natural to want to make everything OK. But what that person really needs is you to be able to sit with that [feeling] and be next to them,” Schlosser says.

“They don’t need you to make it all alright. As a friend, the real value comes from someone being OK with you being sad. It doesn’t seem like much but it’s a really powerful thing.”

How do you support a friend through a sad time?

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87 Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Tough Time

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If you're having one of those days, here are 41 quotes that will inspire you to pick yourself up and keep going.

1. "The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up." --Mark Twain

2. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." --Babe Ruth

3. "Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines." --Robert Schuller

4. "Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else." --Unknown

5. "When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly." --O.R. Melling

6. "It's better to be in the arena, getting stomped by a bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot." --Steven Pressfield

7. "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts." --Mike Ditka

8. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." --Mary Anne Radmacher

9. "You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions." --Steve Case

10. "Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones." --H. Jackson Brown Jr.

11. "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." --Harriet Beecher Stowe

12. "There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it with you." --Neil Cavuto

13. "Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." --Unknown

14. "Some days you tame the tiger. And some days the tiger has you for lunch." --Tug McGraw

15. "The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring." --Louis L'Amour

16. "You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you." --Maxwell Maltz

17. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." --Dale Carnegie

18. "There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss." --Alexandre Dumas

19. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." --Thomas Edison

20. "It's just a bad day. Not a bad life." --Unknown

21. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." --Maya Angelou

22. "Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth." --Unknown

23. "Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." -- Unknown

24. "No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That's why I'm here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself." --Unknown

25. "Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be." --Samuel Johnson

26. "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." --Babe Ruth

27. "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best out of everything that comes their way." --Unknown

28. "When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better." --Malcolm S. Forbes

29. "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." --Lance Armstrong

31. "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --Gautama Buddha

32. "The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down." --Stephen Richards

33. "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." --John Lennon

34. "Tough times never last, but tough people do." --Robert H. Schuller

35. "If you're reading this ... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is." --Chad Sugg

36. "Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is, because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life." --Edmond Mbiaka

37. "For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. "Being happy doesn't mean you're perfect. It just means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." --K.B. Indiana

39. "Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day." --Unknown

40. "You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." --Epicurus

41. "If you are feeling low or trampled, unappreciated or forgotten and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion. The hope is real, you are valued, and what lies ahead is brilliance." --Tom Althouse

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What are some seemingly motivational words you have heard that are not quite The best thing you can ever say to someone going through a hard time, is that.

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Negativity and pessimism are far too common these days.

We are bombarded with negativity in the news, on the internet, at work, and in our daily lives. When things go wrong, it is even easier to be down on ourselves when surrounded by all the negativity in the world.

Uplifting quotes are a balm to that negativity. They can give us the courage to face our fears. To get back up when we have fallen down, and to start over after we experience failure.

These mood lifting and inspiring quotes can shake off our blues and add a bit of happiness into our lives. Or at least prop us up to face more of life’s challenges.

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This page is full of positive and uplifting quotes. They include inspirational quotes, mood-boosting quotes, funny happy quotes, and even a handful of cute quotes. There is a section of uplifting quotes about life, adversity, and successful people and entrepreneurs. It also features a section of uplifting quotes for women.

Let’s get to it.

Funny Motivational Quotes

"When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye."
– Cathy Guisewite

"Be happy - it drives people crazy."
– Unknown

"Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it's more like a cha-cha."
– Robert Brault

"Live each day like it's your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night."
– Jason Love

"Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes."
– Marie Con Ebner-Eschenbach

Uplifting and Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Sometimes even our kids need a little pick me up to get them through some tough times. The following quotes for kids are just what they need to get past the mistakes they may make and turn them instead toward positivity and motivation to inspire them to be the best they can be.

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
– Japanese Proverb

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present.'
– Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
– Buckminster Fuller

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
– Hans Christian Andersen

Uplifting Quotes About Life

“A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”
– Kelly Williams Brown

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

“Be the attitude you want to be around.” – Tim DeTellis

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
– Dalai Lama

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”
– Jacques Prevert

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
– Robert Frost

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”
– Confucius

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
– Robert Collier

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

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
– James Allen

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
– George Lorimer

“Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.”
– Anonymous

“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James

“Choose to be optimistic; it feels better.”
– Dalai Lama

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”
– Jacques Prevert

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
– Robert Frost

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”
– Confucius

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day-out.”
– Robert Collier

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

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
– James Allen

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
– George Lorimer

“Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.”
– Anonymous

The uplifting quotes about life in this section seem to be a lot about being satisfied with yourself and what it takes to achieve success in the things you desire from life.

I am a firm believer that the best way to achieve this satisfaction with life, and eventually, the success you desire is by changing your habits.

Nothing is going to happen overnight, but changing your habits is a way to remake yourself as a slightly better version of yourself. Sort of like a YOU 1.1 then YOU 1.2 etc. Make enough changes over a long period of time, and you will be significantly improved.

There are two great ways of making these changes in your life.

1. Habit Stacking

This is an idea I talk about in detail in my book Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness. But the concept is really simple, though I recommend reading the book to get the most from Habit Stacking, you do not need to read this book to use the concept to improve your life.

The concept is simple. Find one habit you already do every day. Then you stack habits you WANT to add into your daily routine onto that habit. All habits need to be short (5 minutes or less). I would not recommend stacking more than 2-3 habits at first.

For example, you brush your teeth every morning. But want to add some exercise and health into your daily routine. With habit stacking, you might make a habit to do 5 minutes of pushups IMMEDIATELY following your normal tooth maintenance. Then following your pushups, immediately make and drink a healthy smoothie.

2. Start a Morning Routine

It is not a mistake that my habit stacking example above was part of a morning routine. This is where we can make the biggest positive impact on our lives. All you need to make a morning routine work is the willingness to wake up 20-40 minutes earlier.

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Morning routines are hard to avoid. The day has not worn you down yet. In fact, a morning routine will actually give you energy for the day. IF you are up and ready, it is tough to put things off for later. Find out all about the benefits of morning routines and some examples in the post linked below.

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Uplifting Quotes for Women

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
– Ayn Rand

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
– Margaret Thatcher

“If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.”
– Sara Evans

“In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”
– Julia Cameron

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”
– Marilyn Monroe

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“Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existence.”
– Sarah Dessen

“One thing at a time. Most important thing first. Start now.”
– Caroline Webb

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

“To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.”
– Barbara DeAngelis

“Light tomorrow with today.”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
– Mary Engelbreit

“If you embrace your flaws, nobody can use them against you.”
– Cara Alwill Leyba

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”
– Colette

“Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.”
– Heidi Johnson

My favorite of these uplifting quotes for women comes from the inimitable Julie Cameron.

“In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”

This uplifting quote makes me think about the importance of being self-aware. A lot of the pain in life comes from the constant rush of jumping from task-to-task-to-task. It may often seem like there is never a moment to rest, just constant stress from unending goals and deadlines.

This makes the moments taken for mindful living that much more important. Taking time out of a busy schedule and paying attention to the now is an important break that can give you time to revitalize, focus, and THEN attack the day again with renewed vigor and energy.

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Uplifting Quotes for Entrepreneurs

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
– Earl Nightingale

“Blaze your own glittery, sparkly, fiery, shimmering path. Surround yourself with the things that make you shine. Create your bubble and thrive in it.”
– Cara Alwill Leyba

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

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

“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
– Dalai Lama

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

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston S. Churchill

“Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”
– Robert Schuller

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
– Mark Caine

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

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

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
– Nelson Mandela

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King

“You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.”
– Philippos

Entrepreneurs may certainly need some of these uplifting quotes. By definition, being an entrepreneur means creating opportunity where none was before.

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The life of an entrepreneur means you will have to face failure. In fact, most entrepreneurs have failed at some time. The difference between a successful entrepreneur and a failed entrepreneur may be as simple as being able to bounce back after setbacks or failures. The uplifting quotes above were tailor-made to help entrepreneurs get back into the game.

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Uplifting and Inspirational Quotes for Work

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough."
– Mario Andretti

"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it."
– Lou Holtz

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
– Henry David Thoreau

"Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs."
– Farrah Gray

"Someday is not a day of the week."
– Janet Dailey

"You get to decide where your times goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don't decide, others will decide for you."
– Tony Morgan

Uplifting Quotes in Times of Adversity

“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”
– Napoleon Hill

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”
– William Samuel Johnson

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
– Duke Ellington

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”
– Jewish Proverb

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

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
– Lee Iacocca

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
– Leroy Satchel Paige

“Prosperity makes friends; adversity tries them.”
– Publilius Syrus

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”
– Theodore N. Vail

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”
– Seneca

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
– Chinese Proverb

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
– Kenji Miyazawa

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert H. Schuller

“We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.”
– John H. Groberg

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

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
– Herman Melville

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
– Truman Capote

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
– Japanese Proverb

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
– L.M. Montgomery

Tough times and hard work go hand-in-hand. Mood-boosting quotes like the ones above can help put things in perspective, bringing some light to the dark days and making the hard work seem a little bit easier.

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Did You Enjoy These Uplifting Quotes?

Did you find any of these quotes to be inspirational? Mood-boosting? Something that would make you feel a tiny bit better when facing failure. As always, positive quotes only have as much power as you give them, but I hope you found this collection of uplifting quotes to be a good one.

Please share your thoughts on these quotes in the comments below. Did you like them? Love them or hate them? Or are there good uplifting quotes not currently on this list? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, to be educated in the best way to love our friends and family through tough times. 1. Silence speaks louder than words misspoken.

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