We all need a boost every now and then.
When times get rough — and boy, do they get rough sometimes — we need some reminders to bring us back to zero. Reminders of why we started, reminders of who we are, reminders of where our goals lie and how we treat other people.
And many of us get these reminders, or these little motivators, by reading poems and quotes that feel really relatable to our circumstances.
But, if you’ve looked for motivation this way before, you know that sometimes things just don’t quite fit with the way you think. Maybe you’re not as strong-willed as so many people say you should be, or maybe you’re just a little it shyer than is socially accepted. Many times these quotes don’t quite … GET you.
Well maybe taking a look at your zodiac sign will help that. Take a look below and find out which type of inspiration you REALLY need, based on the alignment of the stars. You might be surprised at what you find.
As courageous and determined as Aries can be, patience is a part of them that sometimes needs some work. Keep this quote in mind and remember that TRULY good things take time … and that’s OK.
Taurus are SUPER practical, patient and responsible, but giving in to compromise can be a difficult task. If you’re finding it difficult to mediate your circumstances, remember that it takes true strength to do something for someone other than yourself.
Curious Gemini is super adaptable, friendly and fun, but sometimes spontaneity can make them nervous. Instead of going back and forth on a decision, keep in mind that the worst decision is to not make one at all. Just pick one and go for it. You live and you learn.
Complicated Cancer is just that — complicated. And for good reason. They tend to be overly emotional, so many times their pessimism gets in the way of looking at the good in life. Make sure if this is you that you’re CHOOSING how you feel, and understanding that with every bad thing comes something good.
Funny, excitable Leo is generally warm-hearted and spirited, but many times can forget — in their passionate journey toward their dreams — to remember to be flexible along the way. Remember that even when the end goal is the same, our roads are never straight. So be prepared to take (and be OK with) some side streets in order get where you need to be.
Virgo is the most loyal, hardworking sign in the zodiac, but they tend to be overly shy and worry more than usual. If this describes you to a T, then make sure that you’re not stopping yourself from doing something great — push through your fears and live your life, fully and completely.
Libras are commonly known to be diplomatic and great at compromising, but fully leaning into their decisions can be a scary thing for them. Although being the peacekeeper is a WONDERFUL thing, don’t let that keep you from facing things head-on. Stand up for yourself and your beliefs.
Spunky Scorpios are known for their passionate nature because they fully throw themselves into everything they do. But the downside to this is that, because they are so immersed in these things, they get jealous and insecure when anything threatens them. If this is you, take this quote into account and remember to deal with things the right way.
Sagittarius may be the funny, charismatic one of the bunch, but sometimes they have a hard time not lashing out when things get tough. Remember that sometimes silence says a lot more than words ever will, and in order to keep your relationships intact, it takes some work on both of your parts.
Being that Capricorns are super responsible and self-disciplined, it can be hard for them to cope with the fact that not everyone else is the same way. If this is you, make sure that you’re accepting that everyone is different, and that you’re forgiving and forgetting when things finally get settled. The only person you’re hurting by keeping a grudge is yourself.
The strongest, most independent sign of the zodiac, Aquarius has but one fault — really knowing how to express their own emotions. Take this quote into account and remind yourself that self-expression and speaking your emotions isn’t a bad thing — if done regularly it can keep you from exploding with emotions when the stakes get too high.
Gentle, wise, artistic Pisces is commonly thought of as the sweetest sign of the zodiac, but in that they can sometimes use that image to their advantage when something goes wrong. Remember, if this is you, to stop playing the victim and take responsibility over your own life.