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Inspirational Quotes about Following Your Dreams

This month on Leslie W., the focus has been self care. Posts have ranged from the 5 easiest self care tips to how eating a plant-based diet improves your health to a quick and easy skincare routine.

To me, self care is more than just physical – it is also mental and emotional and spiritual. Because of my thoughts on this, I wanted the final post for our self care month to be about something near and dear to my heart: following your dreams.

Initially, I wanted to write a very long post about how I have managed to follow my dreams throughout my lifetime (with many bumps along the way)…but when I sat down and thought about it, I realized that many of you may simply need a boost of motivation or inspiration more than my personal story.

If you would like to hear about my personal story of following my dreams sometime, let me know in the comments. But, for now, I just want to leave you with some of (what I consider to be) the most inspirational quotes on following your dreams.

We, as busy women and mothers, need to be able to follow our dreams just as much as we encourage our children and spouses to do so. It is important. It gives us a sense of fulfillment unlike many other things in this lifetime. So, friends, please do not sell yourself short – go after what it is you want to achieve – no matter how far away it seems. Along the road, save this post and read these quotes whenever you need an extra bit of encouragement, inspiration, or motivation.

“As soon as you begin to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.”

Barbara Sher

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

C.G. Jung

“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”

Fabienne Fredrickson

“Don’t follow your dreams: chase them.”

Richard Dumbrill

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”


“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

Rachel Corrie

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis

“Hold on tight to your dream. Hold on tight to your dream. When you see your ship go sailing. When you feel your heart is breaking. Hold on tight to your dream.”


I hope you enjoyed these quotes, friends. The last one is my personal favorite. My Dad told me about this song years ago and I, to this day, remember the lyrics every time I am feeling like I want to give up. There is something so encouraging and special about it. You can listen to it here if you’d like.

My good friend, Kendra, wrote a post that I think you may like. It’s about 5 steps to help you achieve your dreams. Head over to her site to read it. It goes perfectly with this post!

If you are interested in more posts from me, you may enjoy my post on how to make mom friends, my favorite products, or my post on stepmom struggles.

Take care friends – and remember, follow your dreams – and hold on tight to them.

~Leslie W.

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1 year ago

Such inspiring quotes, I love it!!!!

1 year ago

love a good inspirational quote…

1 year ago

Feeling inspired! Love it! Thank you for sharing <3

Tricia Snow
Tricia Snow
1 year ago

I love to put these around my house to keep me going. Thanks!

Lisa Manderino
Lisa Manderino
1 year ago

These are great quotes! Love them!

1 year ago

Nice quotes thank you for sharing.

Debbi H
1 year ago

Great thoughts! Very encouraging.

1 year ago

These are great! I really love the one from George Herbert. Thanks so much for the mention and shout out! šŸ™‚

1 year ago

Those were some great quotes, thanks for sharing them.

1 year ago

I love the one about never being too old. I love my retirement career!

1 year ago

I like C S Lesis, you are never too old …

heather J jandrue
1 year ago

One of my time favorites is “It is kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney

1 year ago

I LOVE this!! This seriously came across my path at the right time. I am currently working on a new project related to this topic and have been researching different quotes about dreams. I love this post so much! Thank you for sharing!

1 year ago

Dreams should really be goals. I love the quotes!

1 year ago

Personally, I love to hear others’ stories. Good quotes here tho!

Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life
Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life
1 year ago

As I believe life is a nothing but choices the Jung quote resonates deeply with me. Thanks for sharing such a great, thought inspiring list!

Sydney Delong
1 year ago

Great quotes! They are very inspiring.

1 year ago

Love the inspiring quotes! “Life takes us to places where we need to be” Holly Bird
And I needed to see this today!! Thank you

1 year ago

I am a fan of quotes for sure! My favorite on this list, ā€œI am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.ā€ Thank you for sharing!

Christina Furnival
1 year ago

Great collection of uplifting quotes šŸ™‚