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When you’re stuck on something, your dreams can seem so far out of reach. All you see are the obstacles standing in your way. But when you overcome those hurdles, you’ll finally see what lies beyond them: Success. 


Even though you’re paving your own path, you might find it helpful to hear advice from those who’ve conquered obstacles and found success of their own. Maybe you’re looking for advice that will help you rethink your career; maybe you need some encouragement for your personal life. No matter the reason, you can find some direction by reading what other entrepreneurs have to say. These quotes from successful people can help you through the tough times:


The lesson being that in life you control what you can.” -Michelle Obama

So many things in our lives are beyond our control. At times, even our failures are due to circumstances that we can’t foresee. 

Stressing about things we have no control over only makes us feel worse. Instead, try to focus on what you can change.


You must vie with time’s swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly.” -Seneca

It’s almost too easy to let time pass us by. Our days fill up quickly; it’s a challenge just to get through each item on our to-do list.

When you’re chasing success, you might lose sight of the importance of self-care. The way we treat ourselves directly impacts our quality of work. Taking a day for yourself might provide the inspiration you need for your next breakthrough. 


Growth and comfort do not coexist.” -Ginni Rometty

Do you feel that? That twist in your stomach, the quickening of your heartbeat, and the cold sweat on your skin? That’s the feeling of discomfort. Whenever we venture outside of our comfort zone, it’s a good sign. Why? It shows that we’re breaking the mould, doing something innovative, and pursuing our passions into uncharted territory. 


Delete the negative; accentuate the positive.” -Donna Karan

At times, we’ve all been guilty of putting too much emphasis on negativity. When we look back on our lives, we might only see the times when we stumbled. We pay less attention to our triumphs and the obstacles we’ve overcome.

Take a moment to be proud of all the positive things you’ve accomplished. Now, in comparison, those negative things seem so much smaller. 


We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” -Arianna Huffington

No matter what we tell ourselves, it remains true that failure never feels great. Even so, there’s a lot we can learn from our mistakes. Sometimes, we need to make mistakes to find our way to success. The next time you miss the mark, remember to trust in the process.


Success doesn’t define you. Neither does failure. When you’re facing setbacks, take comfort in the knowledge that you will bounce back. 

At Bare Body Sugaring, we hope these quotes help you regain your footing after a setback. Don’t let life pass you by—chase after the success you’ve always dreamed of. You’re worth it.