Salaam! Salaam! Salaam!  Welcome to the Midweek Motivational where I (awesome person writing this post) try and get you through the week when you’re already halfway there.

My last post was about motivational videos that’ll get you back up when you’re down, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, click on this link right here that will lead you to the awesomeness that is that post.  This week I decided to share with you some quotes that are personally inspiring to me and get me through things like hey I don’t know…finals week.

At a glance, quotes are just sentences—dialogue another person has emitted. However, unlike quotes you gather from a school book or Mom’s lecture on cleaning the house, motivational quotes are different. They leave you feeling inspired.  They leave you feeling happy. They leave you feeling UNSTOPPABLE. So here are three quotes I feel will inspire you just as much as they inspired me:

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela

Now, those exams and that paper you’re currently delaying by reading this post may seem impossible right now, but once this week is over you’ll realize it really wasn’t. You got this.

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Some of you may be thinking, “Noura! There is no way I’m going to get an A in this class, or even pass for that matter. I AM GOING TO FAIL.” Fear not dear reader, for my simple response to that is: so what? Seriously. So what? We all fail. Sure, most of us are afraid to admit failure, but that’s the problem isn’t it? Why are we so scared? Life shan’t end if you fail that class, do what you gotta do and learn from your mistakes. Then and only then, will you succeed.

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re like everyone else who went on to greatness.” —Patrick Combs

You’re not going to get what you want on the first try. I guarantee it. Whether it’s understanding a difficult concept for a test, or attaining an internship, it might take a while. Sure you might be lucky enough to have it happen for you on the first go, but that is not by any means the experience most successful people have. You need to keep trying. If you have a vision for yourself and your future, don’t lose sight of it. And if you fail, do it gracefully, pick yourself up, and move on.

…And that dear reader is all I have to say on the matter. Now excuse me, while I study for my finals. I wish you the best with your exams, and I’ll see you in the spring, Insha’Allah! Keep your head up, because I know you got this! :)

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