7 Assurances to Read When You Feel Overwhelmed by Life

Sophie Miura

Anxiety affects 18.1% of adults aged 18 to 54 in the United States—yes, that's roughly 40 million people. Yet beyond that figure, there's also the small day-to-day pressures that most can relate to, regardless of whether you struggle with anxiety. Whether it's impending work deadlines, financial concerns (the number one stressor in America), or relationship uncertainty, the gap between reality and expectation can be debilitating. 

If you feel overwhelmed or are simply struggling to muster emotional energy today, Collective Hub has compiled the best timeless assurances to get you through. Straight from the mouths of the world's most inspiring people, including Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Eleanor Roosevelt, these powerful words of wisdom will help you combat your worried mind. Take some much-needed Monday respite to regroup, re-energize, and remember that the day ahead remains unwritten.

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope; you will fill yourself with hope.

Barack Obama

It's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.

J.K. Rowling

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

Let excellence be your brand… When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing, will always bring the right thing to you.

Oprah Winfrey

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.

Steve Jobs

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Mark Zuckerberg

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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