5 Quotes to Motivate You to Finish the Semester Strong!


GCC students we are at the 8-week mark of the spring semester, which means we are one step closer to summer vacation! I know the last weeks of any semester are the hardest because you’re looking forward to the upcoming break. Here are five inspiring quotes to remind yourself of when classes get tough and there doesn’t seem to be enough coffee in the world. (That quote is by me!)

blog post

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

-Art Williams

College isn’t easy, I think everyone knows that. It is so important to remind yourself that it may be hard right now, but in the end when you achieve your goals and get to work in a job you love, you’ll be able to say it was all worth it. I can promise you that you will be happy you went through this once the day comes that you can say you achieved your goal. (And have the reverse cash flow!)

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it takes to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

-Earl Nightingale

People have this idea that millennials are not patient and growing up with technology has trained us to expect instant gratification. Let’s beat this stigma; be patient, work hard, and realize that although it feels like you’ve been in college forever that someday you’ll graduate, and this ‘pain’ is only temporary.

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”

-Captain Jack Sparrow

This might be cheesey since the quote came from Pirates of The Caribbean, but I liked this quote. What he meant by this is that the problem isn’t the problem itself, it’s your attitude while trying to solve the problem. Your attitude can either lead you to a problem or a solution. If you take on an issue with a negative attitude you  may get a negative outcome, but if you face it with optimism, positivity, and the will to work hard, you might just find the solution.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.”

-Anne Lamott

College is stressful and there is almost never a day that you don’t have homework. I think people sometimes forget the importance of themselves when drowning in the stress of it all. It’s okay to take a break sometimes. It’s okay to take a day or even just a few hours to yourself to relax or do something you like. If you don’t find time for yourself you’ll run yourself down, stop being as productive, and your work most likely won’t be as great as it could be. So you take that nap or read that (unassigned) book, whatever you do just don’t forget to take time for yourself.

“She believed she could so she did.”

This is personally my favorite quote ever. It’s short and sweet, but has so much meaning behind it. The quote says “she”, but this goes for you too guys. If you believe that you can do whatever “it” is and you believe in yourself and your capability to reach your goals than you will. But if you can’t even believe in yourself, how do you expect for your dreams to become a reality. It all starts with you, and believing in your strengths and your possibilities. If you believe you can, than you will.

I hope you’re feeling super inspired and ready to take on the world. If you liked these quotes make sure to check out the SUNY GCC Pinterest where we have a  board dedicated to quotes to keep you motivated!

Instagram: @dani3llle_


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s