Ever lack the drive to just get on with life? Here are some invaluable quotes:

‘Build your own dreams. Or someone will hire you to build theirs’ – Farrah Gray

‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by. That has made all the difference’ – Robert Frost  inspiration-secrets-to-surviving-anything

‘Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily – even if you had no title or position’ – Brian Tracy

‘People will say you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own’ – Angelina Jolie

‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’

‘The greatest problem with aiming too low is that you will reach it’

‘Successful people never fear failure; it is what ignites their passion further’

‘If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘Too many people die chasing the wrong destiny’

‘If it were easy, everyone would be doing it’

Let me know some of your top motivational life quotes!

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Bushra 🙂



I’ve not been posting for a while because of A Level stress, and so it seems fitting to post the best motivational quotes if you’re struggling with revision,exams or life in general!

‘It’s better to live for one day as a lion than 1000 as a what-is-motivationsheep. Be an innovator, a gamechanger, a motivator, not a follower.’

‘Never downgrade your dream to fit with reality. Upgrade your motivation to match your destiny. Dream so big it scares you’

‘It’s okay to be a glowstick. Sometimes we all have to break to shine’ 

The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately’

‘Aim for the moon and beyond. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars’

‘If you want something you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done’

‘If it was easy, then everyone could do it. The challenge makes it more valuable’

‘Successful people know that it’s the bottom that’s overcrowded, not the top’

First they’ll ignore you. Then they’ll laugh at you. Then they’ll fight you. Then you’ll win.’


Bushra x


I haven’t posted in a while so here is a quick post of some quotes 😀  A lot of these quotes are Sufi influenced as I love their quotes/literature:)  I will be back to regularSilhouette of hiking man jumping over the mountains postings soon x

‘A river cuts through a rock not because of it’s strength,

but it’s persistence’

‘Do not try and walk proudly. You can neither tear the Earth apart nor rival the mountains in height’ 

‘The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge’ 

‘The very center of your heart – the most beautiful place on Earth – is where life begins’ 

‘Forgiveness is the fragrance that a flower gives when crushed’

‘Only love gives value to wealth and power’

‘The moon shines because it does not escape the night. The rose is scented because it has embraced the thorn’

‘If you don’t try and achieve your dreams, someone will eventually hire you to achieve theirs’

‘If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary’

‘Never limit yourself because of other’s limited imagination’


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Bushra x


SO I recently started sixth form this term and have to admit that although I am in the exact same school environment as secondary, there are definitely new changes that hit you such as being in non uniform every single day, suddenly having a bunch of free periods with nothing to do (at the moment), and a drastic change from being carefree teenagers to young adults who are suddenly the role models for younger pupils. Not to forget the workload. It’s a lot. I’ve only been here for two weeks and have already found things which are important to mention.

My top tips:

  1. BE ORGANISED and PRACTICAL! This sounds like such a cliche but it’s as real as ever. To be honest, I like to be as college-student-studying-clipart-Girlstudyingorganised as possible to keep my mind at ease and had bought folders, pens and a planner for college. Guess what I found? You need more! I’m not suggesting for you to raid the entire shop (though that’s what school supplies shopping feels like for uni students, I guess!) however, be open minded as to how much you will need. I’m taking four subjects so bought four huge binders, yet in reality I would not be able to carry those all to school, especially when I have all the lessons in one day. Therefore, it made sense to buy four smaller ones as ‘modular’ folders and transfer the work after terms into the larger folders! Simple! Be sure not to waste money on things you don’t need – after all, full time college students generally need a lot of books and they cost! Be practical about it too – eg. don’t waste money on a book you need in the short term when you can borrow it for free! The library is officially your best friend this year if you let it be!

2) STUDY AS YOU GO and THINK FOR YOURSELF It’s not GCSE’s anymore where you could simply get away with with doing homework the night or even hour before, or be given a sheet with all the criteria to get an A*! A Levels require much more logistical thinking and therefore, studying! It’s simply not possible to cram a week, or even a term before, in my opinion! Keep on top of the heavy workload, and it won’t seem as heavy anymore! Homework at A Level is a form of studying as it is in a lot more depth! After all, teachers have a lot of the specification to get through in a short amount of time and so going through your work regularly is key! And also, as much as it saved your life at KS4, copying homework at A Level just doesn’t work. You need to think for yourself a lot more here and that won’t happen by blindly copying the knowledge that your friend has researched.

3) Most importantly, WORK HARD, DREAM BIG, SACRIFICE & ACHIEVE. You most likely chose A Levels with the intention of going on for even higher education or maybe a career you have set in your mind! College is the perfect stepping stone and every day is another chance to contribute to that success at the end of the year. This is the crucial moment where the reality of your future comes together, and as scary as that sounds, it’s also to be taken advantage of, You have an amazing chance to be whatever you want IF you work hard and effectively, envisioning the reward at the end of it. SUCCEED; don’t screw up! A student that gets a A and sat around doing nothing is not much of an achiever compared to someone who gets a C but worked hard for it. It’s about the journey and the leap of a grade you can get to. An F grade up to a C is just as impressive as someone who gets an A. Rant over, get your books out and work for it! Nobody is going to do it for you but yourself! 😀

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Bushra xx

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