Motivation Monday: Hard Times Strengthen Soft Souls (Free wallpaper: mobile, desktop, art print)

free motivational wallpaper
Motivation Monday: Hard Times Strengthen Soft Souls (Free wallpaper: mobile, desktop, art print)
Every time you're feeling down, pick up your phone.

There are some abstract thoughts we've come to accept as a part of life.  Finding strength from our weak moments. Building resolve by persevering through trying times. Thinking we can make it through anything. And perhaps most commonly: “What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.”

The interesting problem is we can rarely acknowledge our personal growth during the tough times. These concepts are only appreciated after the fact in retrospect. Just like we can't see our muscles grow after training, it's very hard to see the inner strength we're developing while we're walking through our tunnel of hell. Using this wallpaper on my phone, I've found it's been motivational in two ways. First, it's a reminder that we are because of who we were, and all of the things we've lived through. But also when I come across it on a stressful day or when I'm feeling frustrated or down, it brings all these abstract thoughts about self-development right to the forefront – a simple and passive way of injecting my day with motivation.

The wallpaper is available in four different sizes: mobile, desktop, Facebook cover photo, and an 18×24 art print meant to be printed like our Free Art Downloads. Give it a try, I bet it helps!

free motivational mobile wallpaper


To download, click on the link for your desired size then choose “File > Download”.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.


  • Reply September 8, 2013

    David Clay

    Nice. Thanks alot

  • Reply September 9, 2013

    Love what you’re doing with this site Andrew. Really great stuff! Subscribed.

  • Reply September 9, 2013

    Rodrigo Nunez Donoso

    Thanks Andrew. I’ve learned a lot here.

  • Reply September 9, 2013


    Love this! Hits close to home.

  • Reply January 30, 2014


    Facebook Cover link is broken.

  • Reply May 6, 2014


    Hey Andrew. I love this site! You have a great mix of things on here from career advice right through to matching outfits (the getup) Keep things coming!

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