40 Great Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You to SHINE

40 great inspirational quotesThis month is my birthday month.  And this year I turn 40!  Therefore, I’m doing a blog series around the number 40.  This week’s blog post is a compilation of 40 great inspirational quotes to encourage you to SHINE.  These are quotes I have posted on social media and wanted to share them in one place with you here.

Whether it is writing a book, building a business, growing a ministry, or raising a family; my hope and prayer is that these quotes inspire you to let the gifts and abilities He has given to you to SHINE and impact those around you.

Blessings to you today,

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40 Great Inspirational Quotes

1.) It’s springtime and I love seeing all the trees and flowers blooming. Don’t you? I also love seeing people bloom and SHINE. I’m so excited for the new students signing up for www.authoraudienceacademy.com… to see them bloom with the gifts and abilities God has given them!

It’s your time to BLOOM!

its your time to bloom


2.) A simple change in my mindset combined with prayer is all I need to go from worrier to warrior.

Anyone else want to join me in this today?

warrior not worrier


3.) A thought for today…Goal setting is good but are you also putting in the action it takes to go after reaching those goals?

You can do it!!

goal setting goal getting quote


4.) I was recently dealing with some negative thoughts. This phrase from Felicia Slattery came into my mind and I was able to let it go. Love this!

bless and release


5.) After talking to many entrepreneurs recently at conferences, one of the biggest struggles I heard over and over was what to focus on next. Instead of trying to do many things at once, it’s essential to prioritize and choose the next thing…and then do it to completion.

Here’s a question to ask yourself…

What good thing do I need to say no to in order to say yes to the best?

say no to good yes to best quote


6.) I often need this reminder. Do you?

Life is a journey, not a race.

journey not race quote


7.) I LOVE to laugh, smile, and experience the JOY of life.  Laughter is good for the soul.

Let’s add a little more laughter and smiles into our day. Agree?

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills.” – Audrey Hepburn

people make me laugh quote


8.) So much to be grateful for today! Let’s not take anything for granted but live lives of gratitude.

two gifts my eyes quote


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

beauty of their dreams quote


10.) There is only one you. Let your unique gifts and personality shine!

original not copy quote


11.) This quote makes me think about a lot of what we learned at the NAMS conference (novice to advanced marketing systems) but also applies to life.

“What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” Erin Hanson

darling what if you fly quote

12.) We all need breaks from work, but are you truly doing what you’re passionate about right now?

I took a HUGE leap 3.5 years when I quit my P.T. job and gave up a regular paycheck. It hasn’t been a smooth ride but it’s so worth it. For you it may not mean quitting your job, but may mean giving up TV to write your book.

Find a way (no matter how big or small) to what makes your heart sing!

build a life vacation quote


13.) I’ve had to learn to let go of many things. You?

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

holding on letting go quote


14.) I joined Nicole Dean’s Awesomization Nation and have been blessed by being intentional to reach out to others.  She created this image for us to share.

Time to load some awesomization!!

Wait for it, wait for it…



15.) We need each other. Be the rainbow!

be a rainbow quote


16.) You may not think of yourself as a writer, but realize today that the words you write have the power to change lives.  You can share your message through blogs, social media posts, and emails. But why not leave a legacy and publish your message in a book?

It’s easier than you think. And I can help!

true piece of writing quote


17.) I’m with Einstein on this one. You?

“I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.” – Albert Einstein

know gods thoughts quote


18.) What dreams do you need to turn into goals today?

dream with deadline quote


19.) Reminder for all the authors out there…

book marketing marathon quote


20.) I have prayed this prayer many times in my life. And today I’m praying for WISDOM for each of us as we face the circumstances in our lives.

serenity prayer


21.) Ready? Let’s do this!!

“Stop wishing, start doing.”

stop wishing start doing quote


22.) In all of our relationships, communication is key. Whether it’s a family member, a friend, or a business colleague; we need good communication to make those relationships thrive.  Recently, I had a situation where I needed to communicate something to a friend that felt uncomfortable to me. However it was well received and resolved the situation quickly.

Who do you need to communicate with today? Even if it’s uncomfortable I challenge you to reach out and communicate to the first person that came to your mind.

communication is key


23.) I love this quote from Scott Smith from his keynote at the NAMS conference

“Do what makes your heart sing.”

heart sing quote


24.) I dare you….

“To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different.” – Henry Marchant

success in business quote


25.) Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!  It’s time for you to SHINE…

dull your sparkle quote


26.) I love this!

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Jay Danzie

smile is your logo quote


27.) I love this reminder. “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.”

Too often we live our lives in regret. I’ve been there too. Instead, let’s forgive, grieve, and let go so we can fully enjoy all God has for us today. Live life to the fullest!

dont look back quote


28.) “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – Ty Boyd

things turn out best quote


29.) I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up.

inspire people quote


30.) It’s time for me to stop focusing on the obstacles…you?

Reminds me of the story in the Bible when Peter was walking on water and he took his eyes off of Jesus. At that time he saw the wind and the waves and began to sink. Where we focus our attention is so important.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” Hannah More

obstacles eyes off goal quote


31.) Ready to write your story? Get started by watching my free training!

write your success story

32.) I was just talking to someone about this recently. So true!

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

worry others think quote


33.) Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. – Harry S. Truman

leaders are readers quote


34.) Let’s love one another.  “Be an encourager. The world is full of too many critics already.”

be an encourager quote


35.) “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” -James Bryant Conant

turtle sticks neck out quote


36.) “Success rises from the battleground not the playground.” – Paul Evans

success battleground playground quote


37.)  And we’ll end with a few quotes from me.

“Expect difficulties and hardships as you attempt great things. But don’t let them stop you.” – Shelley Hitz

expect difficulties quote


38.) This is a lesson I have learned over and over!

“Sometimes you simply need to take the next step. Done trumps perfect almost every time.” – Shelley Hitz

done trumps perfect quote


39.) “Today, choose to replace worry with prayer.” – Shelley Hitz

replace worry with prayer


40.)  “Hard work is the beginning of success.” – Shelley Hitz

hard work success quote


And one more just for fun…

first rule of writing quote


That’s it!  40 great inspirational quotes for you.  Which one was your favorite?


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2 thoughts on “40 Great Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You to SHINE

  1. These were awesome quotes, Shelley. I am afraid I cannot tell you which was my favorite because there were so many of them that resonated with me. In fact, they inspired me so much that I was able to write blog posts after a hiatus of nearly six weeks! I shared some of them on my blog… I hope you don’t mind Shelley. Thanks for sharing!