Feeling a little demotivated lately? Don’t worry, we’ve put together some wise words from 5 of our favourite movies to inspire and lift your spirits.

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” — Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Our favourite wizard is spot on here (as always), your choices say a lot about who you are. The things you decide to do, how you choose to respond and react in really bad situations — they all speak to your character.

Sometimes, when we’re in tricky situations, we need a little reminder that we define who we are through our actions and choices.

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” — Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness

Sometimes we need a reminder that our dreams are valid and that we shouldn’t let other people set limits for us when it comes to what we can achieve.

The world’s most successful people have had critics, they’ve had people tell them that their dreams were unattainable. But they went for it anyway. So, filter out the noise and go for gold, girl.

“You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know.”— Antiope to Diana, Wonder Woman movie

We don’t have to tell you why this quote is amazing. It’s easy to underestimate your strengths when you hit a rough patch, in fact, most people are guilty of this.

However, it’s during these patches that we have to sprinkle a little self-love and motivation as a reminder of all we’re able to do. After all, you’ve survived 100% of your difficult days so far.

“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.” — Pat Solitano, Jr. in Silver Linings Playbook

Whether it’s in your academics, sports or cultural activities, it’s important to do your best. Being consistent and giving everything your best shot will definitely give you great results in the end.

Of course things get difficult, and life can be rather unpredictable, but if we’re always putting in effort, success is almost certain.

“Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” — Shuri, Black Panther

We all have preferred methods of doing things that work for us. However, there’s always room to better yourself. There’s always room to improve our methods so that they are more effective and beneficial to us.

So, ask yourself how you can improve the way that you study, for example, or how can use your time more effectively to get the best possible results. The key is to be focused on self-improvement without being too hard on yourself.

With the end of exams around the corner, you need all the motivation you can get to keep you going. We hope these quotes left you feeling motivated and ready to tackle anything.

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