Each year, I focus on back-to-school success for younger and college students. This year, I am starting out with something different. Motivational Quotes help us all get perspective on our lives. As parents, we want to help our college students succeed and work past the pressures that come with going off to college. Motivational quotes can help with this. A great way to help your kids is to place motivational quotes around your student's college dorm. The below quotes were found over a year ago when my son went away to college for the first time. I held on to them to share here for other parents, like me, who are looking for some subtle ways to show your child you are there for them and are rooting for them. Adding one or two quotes to their college dorm is a wonderful option. Which one is your favorite?
Nine Motivational Quotes for College Dorm Decor
"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." by Ralph Marston
"You've got to get up EVERY MORNING with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." ~ George Lorimer
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"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." by Maya Angelou
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." by Steve Jobs
"Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’. by Mary Anne Radmacher
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." by Julia Child
"The voice that tells you 'you can't' is usually lying. The one that says you can't do it all at once usually isn't." by Marsha Wright
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” by Norman Vincent Peale
"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” by John Wooden
Now that you have the quote you want to use let's give you some options for displaying these quotes in your child's dorm.
How to make a motivational sign for your child's dorm?
First, start by finding the foundation for the quote. You could use a picture frame. Plastic instead of glass works best for transporting. Some other items you can use are wood, paper, and foam core boards. See the images below on Amazon (affiliate).
Then, determine your writing method. If you have a Cricut, you can use vinyl adhesive paper. Have good penmanship? You can use a thick Sharpie Marker (affiliate). If you are wondering about the Cricut Maker and what it can do for you, click on the affiliate link below and check out the Cricut Maker! I have one, and boy, is it fun to use for my craft projects! After you write the quote, you can decorate it with the colors of her room, so it doesn't stand out too much. This is a wonderful gift for your daughter or son to give them on move it day.
I hope you find that these quotes help your child when they feel down. Bookmark this post and feel free to share these quote images with them throughout the school year. What is your favorite quote that you shared with your college student? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
Feel free to visit our other College Success posts, where you can find suggested dorm stuff and other tips for success.
I love inspirational quotes. I recently went to a new doctor and the examining room had quotes all over the walls. I took out my phone and took photos of the ones I liked.
I think these quotes are terrific, and not just for college students. I'm going to share it out for sure, and pin it as well so I can remember them. There really is power is repeatedly seeing, reading and processing a motivational mantra!
Thank you, Seana. I totally agree.
I love your collection of motivational quotes along with your ideas for displaying them. I have several that surround my workspace and use clip-like stands to display small cards with quotes. Like you, I'm a quote collector, and I'm going to add some of these to my list. I especially love the one about courage from Radmacher. It's essential to know when it's time to stop and rest so that you can approach the new day with a refreshed self.