We all need to inject some optimism into our lives occasionally to keep our sanity.
If you feel like you’re in the thick of things and have trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, this post is for you.
Your goals might seem so far away right now, but that’s no reason to get discouraged!
The following quotes about trusting the process will improve your mood.
As long as you let them!
To live your best life, you must cultivate a healthy mindset and a positive outlook.
So, whenever you’re feeling impatient or upset with your pace of change, keep these motivational quotes handy to read and reflect upon.
‘Trust The Process’ Quotes To Battle Impatience
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.”
- Thomas Edison
“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”
“Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story—no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain.”
- Brittany Burgunder
“What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.”
- Sara Hall
“Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process.”
- Elif Shafak
“So the single most vital step on your journey towards enlightenment is this: learn to be disidentify from your mind.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Transformation is a process, and as life happens, there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery—there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.”
“Taking a shortcut isn’t always profitable, doing the right thing may take longer but just trust the process, your reward is sure!”
- Hopal Green
“Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time.”
- Samuel Smiles
“When things are not coming together the way you want them to, don’t lose hope. Trust the process, your time will come.”
- Germany Kent
“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
“Everything is falling together perfectly, even though it looks as if some things are falling apart. Trust the process you are now experiencing.”
“Strength comes from choosing to fully trust, pray, and praise. Our circumstances may not change, but in the process, we change.”
“Playful arising is authorized by both risk and trust in the process and in oneself. To be truly playful and improvisational, one must not look for results.”
- Joshua L. Goldberg
“The most dangerous risk of all—the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
- Randy Komisar
“So trust the process of your life unfolding, and know with certainty, through the peaks and valleys of your journeys, that your soul rests safe and secure in the arms of God.”
- Dan Millman
“Trying harder makes the resistance more. It’s letting go of the cars that make it less. It’s trusting the process. It’s trusting the stream. It’s trusting that you have an inner being that is calling you toward it.”
“In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and just band around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.”
- Esther Hicks
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
- William Jennings Bryan
“Sometimes when something doesn’t work out as you wanted, there’s something better coming your way. Although it’s difficult to believe in “something better” from where you stand. Sometimes “redirection” is a helpful “intervention,” leading you away from problems you could not predict. And towards benefits you could not imagine. Sometimes “mistakes” lead you to lessons learned. And growth gained. All of which will help you to become more. And get more that you might become and gotten otherwise.”
- Karen Salmansohn
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”
- Gilda Radner
“Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
- Seth Godin
“Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.”
- Tony Gaskins
“Always remember this! Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives are pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation. Trust the process.”
- Lalah Delia
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”
- Arthur Ashe
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
- Napoleon Hill
“To be successful as an investor or business owner, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.”
- Robert Kiyosaki
“Skill in any performance, whether it be in sports, in playing the piano, in conversation, or in selling merchandise, consists not in painfully and consciously thinking out each action as it is performed, but in relaxing and letting the job do itself through you.”
- Maxwell Maltz
“Nothing worth having comes easy. Trust the process.”
- Napz Cherub Pellazo
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
- Maria Robinson
“Trust in the process as you journey through life in all its emotional highs and lows knowing each moment is sacred and that your soul is safe.”
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“Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination.”
- Sushant Singh Rajput
“Trust the process, one day at a time! What’s for you is for you and no one can stop that!”
- Tony Gaskins
“Life is not what it’s supposed to be… it’s what is is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”
- Virginia Satir
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
- E.B. White
“When we let go of what think is best for us, we can receive what we truly need.”
- Anthon St. Maarten
“Trust the creative process. You are a walking, breathing mass of possibilities and potential.”
- Donna Goddard
“The word NO is such a powerful thing. It can either bring you a soul-satisfying peace or cause your enemies to rage against you in an all-out war. But, when you’re grounded in God, and that’s good, I’ve come to realize as long as you remain true to those inspirations, which caused such power to slip from your lips into the atmosphere and ears of all those who must hear, in peace or war, in the end, you will come out victorious.”
- Sabrina Newby
“I know there is a lot going on in your head. Why worry so much? Let time pass instead.”
- Wrushank Sorte
“Things that don’t turn out the way you want are disguised to be the best turning points of your life.”
- Hiral Nagda
“Some of you may feel that if you don’t do something soon to change your life, you will be left by the roadside, alone, homeless, and in despair. But is the despair not there as you reach and grapple to create or manifest your desires through your effort and will? What happens if or when those things appear in your life? Joy? Peace? Or a temporary sense of relief?
What if it is a relief from the wanting you have been craving for so long, not the outcome, but the relief from the constant wanting.”
- Kelly Martin
“In this game, everyone needs a break to refuel, recharge, and jump back in full throttle.”
- Helen Edwards
“If you really wanna fly, learn to befriend the winds.”
- Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Logic is trying to trick my mind into believing that what my heart is saying is a lie. That’s why I’ll scream it loud and clear: your heart knows what you mind won’t always hear.”
- Nikki Rowe
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
- Roy T. Bennett
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.”
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
- Winston Churchill
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
- Robert Collier
“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.”
- Joseph Addison
“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord’s hands. There is no harm in the Lord’s hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord’s hands it is the Lord’s will and it is good.”
- Norman Vincent Peale
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
- Babe Ruth
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
- Leo Tolstoy
“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
- Arnold Henry Glasow
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
- James Clear
“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”
- Jeff Olson
“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it – but all that had gone before.”
- Jacob A. Riis
“Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek out a way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one will ultimately prove good for us.”
- A.J. Cronin
As we wrap up, let’s also keep this podcast in mind for added inspiration:
We all struggle to trust the process because of our inclination toward linear thinking.
In other words, we believe we are entitled to steady benefits in exchange for our steady investment of time and effort.
That’s not the case.
The truth is that life never takes a straight line.
It’s okay; it’s expected to think linearly. We’re hardwired that way.
But there are some things we can do to combat this.
One of the easiest ways to motivate yourself is to constantly remind yourself that everyone who has achieved anything worthwhile started precisely where you are now.
And we can use their quotes to fuel our drive!