9 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

1. CHERISH YOUR CHANCES

One of the quotes from How I Met Your Mother that gives great life advice was given by Ted. He said, “If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance. And if you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing?” He knows that big steps in life, like applying for your dream job or asking out that guy you like, can be terrifying. But in order to make your life as perfect as possible, you have to put yourself out there and take the chances you’re given.

2. LOVABLE QUIRKS

“Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our little quirks, but actually kind of likes them?” This quote has to do with relationships. If the person you’re dating acts like it’s a chore to put up with your puns and addiction to television, he’s not the one for you. You should be with someone who loves every little thing about you, even what some would consider flaws. I promise that there’s someone out there that will appreciate the quirks that others get annoyed by.

3. LET GO

“You can’t cling to the past, because no matter how tightly you hold on, it’s already gone.” This quote discusses how hard it can be to move on. Change is difficult, but you can’t live in the past. Even though you’d like to, you can’t be young forever. Of course, you still have memories that you should always cherish.

4. ENJOY IT ALL

“Because sometimes, even if you know how something’s gonna end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.” Ted was talking about a football game when he said this, but it applies to life as well. If you know that your relationship isn’t going to last forever, you can still enjoy the time spent with that person. If you know that a friend is moving away and you’re never going to see them again, the same notion applies. Make the most out of the present, even if you know that the ending won’t be pleasant.

5. MAKE MISTAKES

Lily tells Ted, in a somewhat confusing way, that “the biggest mistake would be not to make that mistake, because then you’ll go your whole life not knowing if something was a mistake or not.” Sometimes, it’s best to take the route that you’ll think you’ll regret. If the reward is worth the risk, then you should go for it. You never know what you’ll gain by doing so. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover that it wasn’t a mistake at all.

6. KNOW WHERE TO GO

Ted once said, “I think for the most part, if you’re really honest with yourself about what you want out of life, life gives it to you.” If you know exactly what you want to do with your life or what kind of person you want to be with, you know what direction you’re heading in. When you’ve figured out that piece of the puzzle, the rest falls into place. It might take time and effort, but life will reward you in the end. Figuring out what you truly want is the most important part.

7. AVOID ANGER

“You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face. There’s a third option: you can just let it go.” It’s not healthy to deal with anger in certain ways. If you want to be genuinely happy, you have to learn to let go of your fury. As hard as it is, forgive the person or simply try to forget that you were annoyed in the first place.

8. SURPRISING SEARCH

“Sometimes we search for one thing but discover another.” If you spend all your life looking for one thing, you might end up finding something even better. You never know what life is going to throw at you. So don’t be disappointed if you don’t find exactly what you were searching for. You could end up with something or someone better than you’ve ever dreamed of.

9. UNRELIABLE UNIVERSE

If you’re a fan of HIMYM, you know that the show has a huge focus on destiny and the universe. Despite those beliefs, Ted once said, “Maybe we don’t need the universe to tell us what we really want. Maybe we already know that, deep down.” He’s saying that you don’t need a sign in order to know that someone is right for you. You need to determine that for yourself.

When life throws challenges at you, say ‘challenge accepted.’ Do you watch How I Met Your Mother? What’s your favorite quote from the show that’s either serious or humorous?

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I started reading this book last night and this is the first quote I’ve marked.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
― David Levithan, Every Day

“So, please, just be patient. I’m so afraid to care about someone. I know it seems like I’m this strong girl who can get through anything, but inside I’m very fragile. I’ve had so many things thrown at me, & each one has only made a crack. What I’m afraid of is shattering.”

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Seven Secrets of a Confident Woman

by Joyce Meyer

Secret #1 A confident woman knows that she is loved

The first and most important secret to being a confident woman is to know that you are loved by God unconditionally. Romans 5:8 says, …God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. Even if your natural father did not really love you properly, you can still get the love and acceptance you missed in your childhood from God.

Secret #2—A Confident Woman Refuses To Live In Fear

I think you will agree that refusing to be led by our feelings can be a challenge, especially when it comes to fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God. It is the devil’s tool to keep us from enjoying our lives and moving forward with what God has for us. When we attempt to walk in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder us through many things, including fear. Fear of failure, judgment or criticism will cause us to bury our talents. It will make us draw back and live in misery and torment. Unless we make a firm decision to “fear not,” we will never be free from its power.

Secret #3—A Confident Woman Is Positive

Being negative and being confident do not go together. Like oil and water, they just don’t mix. Being negative opens the door to a lot of problems and disappointments, which fuels the fire for more negativity. Fear is the “dark room” where all your negatives are developed. So why not look at the brighter side of life and believe something good is going to happen to you?

Secret #4—A Confident Woman Recovers From Setbacks

In this life you and I are inevitably going to experience setbacks. The important thing is that we not see them as failures. We are not a failure just because we try something that doesn’t work. It’s only when we stop trying that we fail. The truth is, many people get confused when they’re trying to figure out what they’re supposed to do with their lives. This was definitely true in my life. I discovered my destiny by trial and error.

Secret #5—A Confident Woman Avoids Comparison

It is impossible to walk in confidence and compare ourselves with others at the same time. No matter how good we look or how talented, smart and successful we are, there is always someone who is better than us. I believe that confidence is found in doing the best we can with what we have. God wants us to find joy in being the best we can be, not in competing or comparing ourselves with others.

Secret #6—A Confident Woman Does Not Live In “If Only” And “What If”

One of the worst things you and I can do is to focus on what we don’t have or have lost and fail to take an inventory of what we do have. I call it living in a state of “if only.” Does this sound familiar: “If only I had more education…more money…more opportunity. If only I were taller, shorter, older, younger…” and the list goes on.

Secret #7—A Confident Woman Takes Action

I have heard it said that there are two types of people in the world: those who wait for something to happen and those who make something happen. It’s true that we need to be careful not to get ahead of God, but we also must be mindful not to be lagging behind. I believe we need to step out into things and find out what God has for us. As I said earlier, if we make a mistake it is not the end of the world.

As a believer, Christ lives inside you, and you’ve got what it takes! I believe that as you seek the Lord and apply these seven secrets to your life, you too will begin experiencing the boldness and confidence God desires you to walk in.

— AMEN! 🙂

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