Inspirational Quotes about Moving On When You Feel Stuck

Whether you are stuck in a rut, experiencing a relationship break up or some other event in your life which is stopping you from moving forward; let these quotes inspire you to move on and get your life back on track.

Sometimes events in life can hit us like a truck, we think we are never going to get over some things that have happened to us, and at other times we can just get stuck in a rut and find it difficult to move on.

Perhaps you have broken up with your partner, or have come to realize that something just isn’t working out for you.

Whatever your situation, the following quotes have been compiled to help you take back your personal power and move on.

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
~Nicholas Sparks

I think we have all been here. As we grow up we change and find out who we are, what we like and who we want to be.

Our lives can take us on different paths than that of our old school friends or people we have grown up with such as siblings. Life is all about constant change, there is no need to feel guilty about following your own path and moving on.

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f**k on.
~Tupac Shakur


Wise words indeed from a man who is considered to be one of the world’s most influential rappers. Unfortunately Tupac is no longer with us, but his words live on.

Sometimes we just have to stop going over things in our head like a bad movie, and just move on.

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
~Mary Manin Morrissey

It is all very well telling ourselves that we are moving forward, but unless we take positive action to remove ourselves from the pain and let go, then we will not be able to fully move forward.

We must unchain ourselves from the past and release anything which is pulling us backward.

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
~Steve Maraboli

Nobody is saying that letting go and moving on is easy, but it is simple.

People come and go in our lives, some people are meant to be there for all of our lives and others are like passing ships in the night. With some people all we can do is bid them farewell and best wishes on their own journey.

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
~Hermann Hesse


Holding on to something or someone which no longer serves you is not strength, it is a weakness that drains you, and at worse can eat you alive. Sometimes you just have to let go for the good of all involved.

Every exit is an entry somewhere.
~Tom Stoppard

This is a good way to look at things, after all when you come off the exit on a highway you are in fact entering somewhere else. Perhaps a new place where you have never been and have yet to explore. Endings are in effect new beginnings.

How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We all know deep down when the time is right to move on from a situation. It might be we are in a relationship that is no longer working, or a job that has become unsuitable. Whatever the situation, if we really listen, we will hear our inner voice telling us it’s time to move on.

At these times it is helpful to remind ourselves that there is nothing to be afraid of, the universe supports us and everything is working out exactly as it should.

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
~Oprah Winfrey


Sometimes it can be easier to blame other people for the situations we find ourselves in. it is true that you cannot help where you are born  and you cannot control events in life, but you can take responsibility for your own actions and how you deal with situations.

Life is all about moving on, moving forward, and learning new things. It is a great and wonderful journey, so don’t waste a minute regretting stuff or blaming others for your lot.

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.
~Blaine Lee

Don’t let yourself become a victim, there is always something you can do and taking action or coming to a decision is incredibly empowering.

Your attitude to life and your situation is yours alone and you have the power to choose how you deal with things, and move on.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
~Victoria Holt

It can be easy to look at things we have done or experienced in the past with regret; however this is not a good place to be viewing things from.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and instead of having regrets just think of these events as experiences to learn from, after all this is what they are.

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are in a dark place, it seems impossible that there will ever be brighter days, or that there is a light at the end of a tunnel.

Oftentimes it is when we are at our absolute breaking point, our darkest hour that we have a breakthrough moment, that glimmer of hope that saves us. So never give up. There is always light.

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
~Bern Williams

There is nothing more powerful that the human spirit, it can literally move mountains and change the world.

Man has been blessed with an indomitable spirit and it is this that has seen humankind face and conquer even the darkest periods in history. When we put our minds to it, we are powerful beyond measure.

Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out.
~Tina Turner


When we are wrapped up in a problem, or something is bringing us down, we do not act ourselves. It is only once we have released this negative drain on our energy that we feel free to express ourselves and be the real person we are inside.

Letting go of negative energy is a great release and enables us to fly again.

80% of people’s problems are about how they feel about themselves.
~Joyce Meyer

Our problems are mostly created from within and are determined by how we view and react to a situation. It’s more often about how we feel about ourselves. When we love ourselves unconditionally have healthy self-esteem and act with good intention, we are unstoppable… So love yourself first and recognize that true power comes from within.

The final quote comes from none other than the legendary heroine of Gone with the Wind, Scarlet O Hara. A woman who let nothing get in her way and always knew that it was never too late to start again.

After all, tomorrow is another day.
~Scarlet O Hara (Gone With the Wind)

By the way you should definitely check out our inspirational quotes infographic if you’re looking for more motivational quotes.

What quotes inspire YOU to move on and embrace change?

About the author

Eleanor Goold

As well as being an avid reader, Eleanor is also a big time animal lover; especially of dogs. If you have a tail, four legs and you bark…. you’re in! In her spare time she enjoys swimming, and vegetable gardening… but not at the same time (it can get a bit messy).

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