Article – Dr. Michelle’s Wake Up Mantra

Dr. Michelle’s wake up mantra…a positive push forward

By Dr. Michelle Navarro, M.A., Psy. D.

I enjoy starting each day with an inspirational quote. I have many favorites, but like to pick a new one to focus on each day. Helen Keller offers many inspirational quotes and well as many others authors, and some unknown wise individuals. Please feel free to browse my choices, or jump online and find your own passion and inspiration.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller

“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.”

“Be Kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
– Unknown

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
– Helen Keller

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”
– Unknown

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
– Dalai Lama

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  
– C. S. Lewis

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The wound is where the light enters you.”  
– Rumi

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it.”   
– Helen Keller

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”
– Brian Tracy

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
– Dalai Lama

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandi

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” 
– Dalai Lama

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
– Unknown


“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Comparison is the road to misery.”
– Unknown

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
– Buddha

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ”
– Dalai Lama